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Unit aim

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Session 3

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

China - Guangxi UST

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

Gold Coast

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

Melbourne

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

Online

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

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

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

Perth

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

Sydney

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

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