Full Title:Enterprise Architecture
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:SWRD C8010
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in No Programmes
Module Description:Students completing this module will: understand the critical role of enterprise architecture in large scale organisations; appreciate the complex relationship between ICT and business goals and the opportunities for adding value that ICT affords. They will understand the major technologies involved and have an insight into the major frameworks, tools and techniques for developing an Enterprise Architecture.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Understand and appreciate the various models of large-scale Enterprise Systems.
  2. Understand the various Middleware Technologies available for connecting heterogeneous systems.
  3. Understand the design principles and options available, including cloud architectures when integrating systems in a coherent model.
  4. Have an appreciation of the management and performance issues raised by Enterprise level projects.
  5. Have an overview of the major Enterprise level software packages and ESB's available, their facilities, their performance and suitability for integrating Enterprise wide systems.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Enterprise Architectural views
­Business, Process and Data views, Relationships between these views, ­Enterprise Architectural Frameworks, Business Architecture, Technical Architecture, Operational Architectures, ­Tiered Architectures
­Middleware Models, Transactional Middleware, RPC’s and messaging middleware, ­Database Oriented Middleware, Object Middleware and Mobile Middleware
Distributed Systems Architectures
Enterprise Design Principles
­Implementing Business Processes, Information Access and Accuracy Resiliency, Performance and Scalability
Cloud Architectures
SAAS, IAAS, DAAS, Case studies such as Amazon EC2 and S3, Google App Engine
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Group Project Case Study 1,2,3,4 15.00 0 0 Week 8 0
Multiple Choice Questions Multiple Choice examination covering most course material 1,2,3,4,5 15.00 0 0 Week 12 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 70.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture   2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical   1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading   3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study   3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Thomas Erl; Ricardo Puttini; Zaigham Mahmood 2013, Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture, First Ed., 16, Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0-13-338752-6]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Ross, Jeanne W.,Weill, Peter &Robertson, David C. 2006, Enterprise Architecture as a Strategy, Harvard Business School Press [ISBN: 1591398398]
  • Van Den Berg, Martin & Van Steenbergen, Marlies 2006, Building an Enterprise Architecture Practice: Tools, Tips, Best Practices, Ready-to-use Insights, Kluwer Academic Publishers [ISBN: 1402056052]
  • Chris Britton 2000, IT Architectures and Middleware, Addison-Wesley [ISBN: 0-201-70907-4]
  • David S. Linthicum 2000, Enterprise Application Integration, Addison-Wesley [ISBN: 0-201-61583-5]
  • Melissa A. Cook 1996, Building Enterprise Information Architectures, Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0-13-440256-1]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources