Duration: 
2 years full time or longer for part time
Delivery mode: 
Blended
Application due dates:
Applications are not being taken at this time.

 

Additional information
The course duration is 1.5 years (full-time) for applicants with an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline.

Overview

Achieve a lucrative position as a SAP specialist in the growing world of digital-resource management, with our world-class Master of Enterprise Resource Planning.

Our program gives you specialised and sought-after expertise. It is highly valued in the industry, as the only course at this level in Australia. We have strong industry connections, offering real-world experience and networking opportunities.

During your study, you will develop practical, up-to-date knowledge of SAP software. We offer hands-on experience and online access to SAP programs. You will learn the latest SAP solutions and applications:

  • SAP S/4 HANA
  • SAP Fiori
  • Business Information Warehouse
  • Business Objects
  • Business Intelligence
  • SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Advance Planner and Optimiser
  • Solution Manager
  • Netweaver components.

If you already work with SAP systems, our masters degree will help you to achieve the next level in your career. For IT and computer science graduates, it is the perfect bridge into a corporate profession.

Take your next step into one of the many exciting organisations that rely on SAP/ERP solutions.

Read about VU's world-class SAP education.

With our masters program, you will gain the skill set to advance your career in a number of ERP/SAP roles.

This course provides opportunities for:

  • IT, information systems and computer science graduates looking to work in corporate ERP/SAP organisations
  • technology analysts looking to move into business analytics
  • business analysts looking to move to a SAP-based organisation
  • SAP professionals looking to expand their career opportunities.

With VU’s Master of Enterprise Resource Planning, you will learn how to apply the latest business and technology trends to real-world problems.

We have strong industry partnerships. Our lecturers work in the field, and have ideal expertise and networks.

You will have the opportunity to work in global and domestic organisations in SAP-related fields. We also offer a chance to practise roles in analytics, business intelligence or other ERP positions.

Through our course, you’ll develop the computing and business skills needed to implement and maintain ERP systems. More importantly, you will understand the how these systems affect and support business.

Our current SAP project-partner organisations are multibillion-dollar companies:

  • AusNet services - owners and operators of the Victorian electricity transmission network
  • O-I Glass - the world's leading glass container manufacturer.

VU's course delivery extends to Malaysia, Singapore and India, giving our students an international career network:

  • The Singapore government has sponsored more than 400 students to study VU's SAP-related subjects in Singapore.
  • Victoria University was the first foreign university to partner with a university in India to offer its courses.

VU has been awarded a SAP Next-Gen Lab - a SAP initiative for universities that connects students, researchers, and startups with SAP customers and partners to develop new technology innovations.

This is the only lab of its kind in Australia.

The SAP Next-Gen Lab offers opportunities for industry collaboration with SAP’s 365,000 customers across 25 industries in 180 countries.

SAP Next-Gen Lab advantages include:

  • new channels to collaborate with thought leaders in academia and industry
  • information and skills for the digital future
  • connections to companies that recruit graduates who have digital-transformation knowledge and skills
  • the opportunity to share innovative ideas with relevant corporations.

If you have an Australian bachelor degree in ERP, business (or similar discipline), you may be eligible for an exemption of 48 credit points of study.

If you receive 48 credit points for previous study, you may be able to qualify with a masters in 1.5 years, enabling you to launch your enterprise resource planning career sooner.

Following the overwhelming success of the revolutionary VU Block Model with undergraduate students, from 2021 we will start rolling out the Block Model to our postgraduate courses.

This course will be delivered in an eight-week mode from 2021, which means you study two units (subjects) at a time over eight weeks (or one unit at a time over eight weeks for part-time study), rather than juggling several units at once. And with its focused timetables and smaller, collaborative classes, VU’s Block Model gives you more time to connect with your peers, lecturers and industry partners, helping you to build strong professional networks.

The VU Block Model has improved our student results and engagement, and has won multiple international awards for innovation and excellence.

Careers

In an era where information and data are central to business, our Master of Enterprise Resource Planning gives you the knowledge you need to succeed.

According to Accenture, there are more than 50,000 SAP professionals working worldwide on SAP digital-integration programs. There are more roles in which SAP expertise is required than roles with any other systems integrator.

By completing this course, you’ll gain a competitive advantage for senior roles in ICT and ERP. Industries where ERP/SAP skills are used include:

  • construction
  • customer relationship management
  • finance
  • manufacturing
  • marketing
  • sporting industries
  • tourism.

Use Job Outlook to find average salaries for ICT business and system analysts in Australia.

Course structure

To attain the Master of Enterprise Resource Planning, students will be required to complete 192 credit points consisting of:

  • 48 credit points college core units
  • 96 credit points professional core units
  • 12 credit points BCO6672 The Information Systems Professional
  • 12 credit points BMO7006 Applied Business Project (Capstone)
  • 24 credit points elective units. Please check any pre-requisite requirements prior to enrolling.

College Core Units

Professional Core Units

Core Units

24 credit points elective units

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

  1. Critically reflect upon theoretical approaches and analyse their application to achieve effective use of Enterprise Systems to support operations and management practice;  
  2. Justify and interpret theoretical propositions and related bodies of knowledge to critically evaluate the resolution of business problems and make recommendations/recommend actions in contemporary Enterprise Systems;  
  3. Critically adapt cross-disciplinary knowledge with creativity in decision making supporting the selection, implementation and use of Enterprise Systems;  
  4. Exhibit accountability in autonomous and collaborative judgements and innovative strategic thinking in response to contemporary and future business challenges;  
  5. Evaluate and implement industry- specific investigations to resolve complex professional problems and inform management decision-making and how Enterprise Systems and associated Information Systems can support this decision making;  
  6. Articulate effectively to specialist and non- specialist audiences including multi-disciplinary teams, diverse cultural communities and business and other professional organisations;  
  7. Formulate and execute an evidence-based capstone experience linked to an Enterprise Resource Planning System to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at abstract and practical levels; and,  
  8. Exemplify initiative and inspirational leadership in a dynamic 21st century work environment, acting consistently, ethically and socially responsibly.  

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Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type for this course: Full-fee

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

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Entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline
OR
Completion of an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
OR
Applicants without an undergraduate qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Diploma based on approved work experience. Upon completion of the Graduate Diploma, graduates will be eligible for admission to this course with credit granted for completed units.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course chair or academic adviser.

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