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Unit description

Introduces students to the principles and practices of e-commerce to enable students to gain theoretical understanding of elemental issues of e-commerce systems and practical ability to launch and maintain e-commerce. Students will have opportunities to evaluate existing Web sites to enhance their understanding and develop prototypes of e-commerce Web sites to gain hands-on experience.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to e-commerce
Topic 2: Business models for e-commerce
Topic 3: E-commerce websites
Topic 4: Technology infrastructure for e-commerce
Topic 5: Web server hardware and software
Topic 6: Marketing on the Web
Topic 7: B2B activities, auctions and m-commerce
Topic 8: E-commerce environment: International, legal, ethical and tax issues
Topic 9: E-commerce security
Topic 10: Implementation of e-commerce security
Topic 11: Electronic payment systems
Topic 12: Planning for e-commerce

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1describe the history and the current status of e-commerceIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2explain the technology and the communication infrastructure upon which e-commerce systems are builtIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3describe business issues in e-commerce environmentIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4identify management issues associated with building e-commerce systemsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5identify the security, key legal, taxation and ethical issues associated with e-commerce and how to deal with them.Ethical practice

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the history and the current status of e-commerce
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. explain the technology and the communication infrastructure upon which e-commerce systems are built
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. describe business issues in e-commerce environment
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. identify management issues associated with building e-commerce systems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. identify the security, key legal, taxation and ethical issues associated with e-commerce and how to deal with them.
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Prescribed texts

  • Schneider, G, 2017, Electronic Commerce, 12th edn, Cengage Learning. ISBN: 9781305867819.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Report20%
Report12%
Web site18%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report20%
Report12%
Web site18%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report20%
Report12%
Web site18%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report20%
Report12%
Web site18%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Report20%
Report12%
Web site18%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report20%
Report12%
Web site18%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report20%
Report12%
Web site18%
Exam: closed book50%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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