Module IED-4064:
Business Process Reengineering

Module Facts

Run by School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

10 Credits or 5 ECTS Credits

Semester 2

Overall aims and purpose

To understand the role of Organisational Change, both incremental and radical, in improving business performance through the use of systems and process approaches.

Course content

• Introduction to company structures • Introduction to BPR • Workflow redesign and implementation • Reengineering success or failure • Management Systems • ISO 9000 Quality Management Systems Introduction • ISO 9000 - 2000 History & Development • ISO 9000 - 2000 Main Clauses • ISO 9000 series of standards • ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems • Health and Safety Management Systems • Quality Management Systems in Software • Information Security Management Systems, • Quality Management Principles, • Auditing, Media for Documentation, • Integrated Management Systems

Learning outcomes mapped to assessment criteria







Understand how to identify the right climate for large systems change.

Knows that companies operate in a real world environment with various kinds of pressures. Understands the different types of pressures that can affect a company. Understands how companies can influence the environment in which they operate. Can give real life examples of why companies have had to change.

Understand Business & Process Reengineering (BPR) as a means of effecting large scale change

Can give the definition of BPR and can describe the stages of a BPR program Understands that BPR is just one method of effecting large scale change and can give details of its benefits and pitfalls Can form a reasoned argument as to whether BPR has happened in a particular case. Can compare and contrast BPR with other methods of effecting large scale change.

Understand how to use management systems as process analysis tools and means of establishing stability and improvement

Formal exam and written report on a desktop audit of one aspect of a company’s quality documentation Understands what a Management System is. Can describe the model for various management systems. Understands the benefits and problems associated with setting up and maintaining and certifying to a management system.

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
Examination 80
Assignments 20

Teaching and Learning Strategy


12 x 1 hour over 12 weeks


12 x 2 hours over 12 weeks

Private study 64

Transferable skills

  • Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
  • Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
  • Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
  • Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting

Subject specific skills

  • Apply an understanding and appreciation of continuous improvement techniques
  • Bring about improvement through quality control;
  • Access and synthesize information and literature sources;

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