Curtin first WA uni in SAP University Alliances Program

Sydney. AustraliaCurtin University of Technology has joined forces with SAP, one of the largest business software companies, to provide students with the tools to integrate business processes.

The SAP University Alliance Program will provide Curtin’s School of Information Systems with the resources to teach students how to use its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

An ERP system is an information system which coordinates all the resources, information and activities of a corporation on to a single database. The system contains data needed for a variety of business functions such as manufacturing, financials, projects, human resources and customer relationship management.

Curtin’s School of Information Systems Head, Dr Vanessa Chang, said students skilled in an ERP system are in great demand in the ICT industry.

“Students learning to use the system will increase their job marketability,” she said. “We are the first university in Western Australia to offer this program and undergraduate students will gain exposure to ERP concepts, while postgraduate students can take an intensive unit.”

Founded in 1972, SAP is the world’s third largest software company and leading provider of business software, offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses.

About the SAP University Alliances Program

The SAP University Alliances program is a global initiative with nearly 900 member campuses in more than 40 countries. SAP provides free licenses to its business software suite to member universities and technical institutes for use in disciplines such as management, operations research, accounting, finance, marketing, information technology and computer science. The program enables students at participating campuses to experience how organisations operate more productively and profitably through advanced academic curriculum that includes hands-on exercises using SAP’s current business software. Peer hosting is provided at low cost by five independent non-profit University Competence Centers located across the world. More than 175,000 students gain first-hand experience with SAP software each year.