Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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Fundamentals of Information Systems (E)

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

e students are able to:
• Understand the history and fundamentals of information systems, analyze and recognize the specifics of today’s companies.
• Classify them through a broad knowledge of different information systems.
• Understand the technical structure of an information system and be able to classify it on the basis of certain advantages and disadvantages.
• Classify and analyze ERP lifecycles.
• Specify a broad overview of requirements to perform the selection of an ERP system using tools and methods learned.
• Understand quality requirements and test an ERP system.
• Identify ERP enterprise architecture and terminology and transfer them to a company.
• Understand the complexity of an integrated ERP system and the most important interfaces.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

• ERP lifecycle management
• ERP enterprise resource planning
• SCM supply chain management
• CRM (customer relation management)
• Production planning and control
• Application integration, long-term archiving
• PDM (Product data management)
• PLM (Product Lifecycle Management)

recommended or required reading

 Sendler, Wawer (2007): CAD und PDM: Prozessoptimierung durch Integration, 2. Aufl., Carl
Hanser Verlag München
 Frick (2007): Grundkurs SAP ERP: Geschäftsprozessorientierte Einführung Mit
Durchgehendem Fallbeispiel, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag Wiesbaden
 Gronau (2010): Enterprise Resource Planning: Architektur, Funktionen und Ma-nagement von
ERP-Systemen, Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag München
 Kurbel (2010): Enterprise Resource Planning und Supply Chain Management in der Industrie,
Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag München
 Scheer (1998): ARIS vom Geschäftsprozess zum Anwendungssystem, 3. Aufl., Springer
Verlag Berlin

assessment methods and criteria

final Exam

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number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

integrated Lecture

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dr. Richard Mayr

year of study

Second year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)

not applicable