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CIS3007 Enterprise Systems Development and Architecture

Semester 2, 2012 External Toowoomba
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business and Law
School or Department : School of Information Systems

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Examiner: Srecko Howard
Moderator: Jianming Yong

Other requisites

Students who have not previously completed CIS3001 at USQ should have an equivalent experience or knowledge of object oriented programming preferably in Java and some web technology development knowledge. Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at //


This course is designed to be a self-directed and independent work which brings together the skills students have acquired from the other courses in the Information System Development major. Emphasis is placed on student's ability to demonstrate project management, self learning, and teamwork and communication skills in the development of a business information project. This course extends the skills learned to apply them in redevelopment of a Java 2EE based solution and related technologies.


Students will be working on an existing web based solution which will need to be extended and redesigned to meet the new objectives of the organisation. As in the real world situation the project will be at undetermined stage of completion with a list of improvements and additional capabilities required to be implemented. The students will be expected to organise themselves and their time in order to learn the technologies utilised within the project explore other solutions and ultimately (with consultation) make decisions regarding the most appropriate technology to implement the redesign. Each student will demonstrate a higher level of understanding towards project management through development of requirements definition, and involvement in project planning, and control. The course also places an emphasis on teamwork, written and verbal communication skills.


On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate advanced written and oral communication skills by preparing and presenting professional documentation that is tailored to a specific audience
  2. demonstrate understanding of advanced programming and design techniques in developing distributed business enterprise systems
  3. apply the appropriate planning and problem-solving skills required for the successful completion of a business systems project
  4. demonstrate an understanding of technologies used in J2EE Enterprise applications (such as JSF, JSP, XML, DOM, StAX, JAX-RS, JAX-WS, SAX, SOAP, EJB, RPC, JMS, JNDI, JMS, etc)
  5. demonstrate creativity, initiative, and enterprise by translating the problem into a solution (enterprise web application) that is efficient, economic, smart, and easily maintainable, and complies with the course material and specified Java 2EE software installations
  6. demonstrate the ability to create, manage, and distribute robust, reliable, secure, and user-friendly component-based enterprise applications to provide business solutions in a multi tier web based enterprise system
  7. where relevant, demonstrate the capacity to work successfully with others as part of a team to plan and deliver a project.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Produce a project specification that includes a critical assessment of the project and explains the scope of the project to be undertaken, the problems and proposed solution 10.00
2. Produce a working modern web based enterprise solution based upon the needs of an organisation from a product that needs to be extended and redesigned to use the available software technological solutions 50.00
3. Demonstrate advanced written and oral communication skills tailored to a specific audience 20.00
4. Identify and apply the appropriate technical processes, planning and problem-solving skills, and teamwork required for the successful completion of a business information systems project 20.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (

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  • SOFTWARE: Java EE 6 SDK with compatible JDK, Glassfish Application Server and Netbeans support (as at 27 May 2011) these were downloadable from
  • Students should be aware that it is their responsibility to download all the resources required for this course.
  • TUTORIAL: The Java EE 6 Tutorial. As at 1 July 2011 the pdf version should be included in the software download. If there are changes I will post updates on the Study Desk for the course.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
  • Deitel, HM, Deitel, PJ & Santry, SE 2002, Advanced Java 2 platform: how to program, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

Student workload requirements

Activity Hours
Assessments 40.00
Private Study 126.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
ASSIGNMENT 1 100 10 06 Aug 2012 (see note 1)
ASSIGNMENT 2 100 5 27 Aug 2012 (see note 2)
ASSIGNMENT 3 100 35 07 Sep 2012 (see note 3)
ASSIGNMENT 4 100 5 07 Oct 2012 (see note 4)
ASSIGNMENT 5 100 5 17 Oct 2012 (see note 5)
ASSIGNMENT 6 100 40 29 Oct 2012 (see note 6)

  1. project evaluation/initiation
  2. project scoping and resourcing
  3. project proposal documentation
  4. project progress report
  5. management project progress report
  6. project solution submission

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    If you are an international student in Australia, you are advised to attend all classes at your campus. For all other students, there are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks. (Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.)

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    If students submit assignments after the due date without prior approval of the examiner, then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each working day late up to ten working days at which time a mark of zero may be recorded.

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination in this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Not applicable.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at

Assessment notes

  1. Assignments: (i) The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must despatch the assignment to the USQ. The onus is on the student to provide proof of the despatch date, if requested by the examiner. (ii) Students must retain a copy of each assignment submitted for assessment. This must be produced within 24 hours if required by the examiner. (iii) In accordance with university policy, the examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances. (iv) The examiner will normally only accept assessments that have been written, typed or printed on paper-based media. (v) Students who do not have regular access to postal services or who are otherwise disadvantaged by these regulations may be given special consideration. They should contact the examiner to negotiate such special arrangements. (vi) In the event that a due date for an assignment falls on a local public holiday in their area, such as a show holiday, the due date for the assignment will be the next day. Students are to note on the assignment cover the date of the public holiday for the examiner's convenience.

  2. Course weightings: Course weightings of topics should not be interpreted as applying to the number of marks allocated to questions testing those topics in an examination paper.

  3. Referencing in assignments: Harvard (AGPS) is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use Harvard (AGPS) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide at //

  4. Make-up work: Students who have undertaken all of the required assessments in a course but who have failed to meet some of the specified objectives of a course within the normally prescribed time may be awarded the temporary grade: IM (Incomplete - Make up). An IM grade will only be awarded when, in the opinion of the examiner, a student will be able to achieve the remaining objectives of the course after a period of non-directed personal study.

  5. Deferred work: Students who, for medical, family/personal, or employment-related reasons, are unable to complete an assignment or to sit for an examination at the scheduled time may apply to defer an assessment in a course. Such a request must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. One of the following temporary grades may be awarded: IDS (Incomplete - Deferred Examination); IDM (Incomplete Deferred Make-up); IDB (Incomplete - Both Deferred Examination and Deferred Make-up).

Other requirements

  1. E-mail and Internet access: Students will require access to e-mail and Internet access to UConnect for this course.