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Unit Overview


This unit provides an introduction to process mining, a rapidly growing field that aims to improve organisational performance by analysing and optimising business processes. The unit covers key concepts in process mining, including process discovery, conformance checking, and process enhancement, and provides hands-on experience with process mining tools and techniques. Students will learn how to use process mining to analyse and optimise processes, identify bottlenecks and inefficiencies, and measure process performance.

The unit also explores the strategic and tactical implications of process mining for organisations and their information technology (IT) applications, including the challenges and opportunities of implementing process mining in real-world settings.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) explain the fundamental concepts of process mining, including process discovery, conformance checking, and process enhancement.; (2) develop practical skills in using process mining tools and techniques to analyse and optimise business processes; (3) discuss the strategic and tactical implications of process mining for organisations and their IT applications.; (4) communicate effectively about process mining techniques and tools to both technical and non-technical audiences.; and (5) develop critical thinking skills in assessing the effectiveness of process mining techniques and tools and making informed decisions about their use..


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class tests and participation; (2) individual case study; and (3) group process mining dashboard, report and presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Michael Flynn
Unit rules
Advisable prior study
INMT5504 Business Process Management (ID 3335) INMT5526 Business Intelligence
Contact hours
Seminars 3 hours/week for 12 weeks
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