E- Commerce and e-Deployment (ISTN3EC) – 16 credits

 This module is part of the second IS major.

Offered at:  Westville (first semester)

Prerequisite Requirement:  ISTN211 and ISTN212 , and (at least 40% in ISTN2IP)

Corequisite:  ISTN3SA and ISTN3AS

Aim: To provide students with an understanding of the functioning of an E-Commerce business. It also develops the necessary knowledge and skills to deploy e-Commerce business solutions. This module lays the theoretical foundation of E-Commerce that will be implemented in e-Commerce deployment and the Capstone major project module Advanced systems implementation 1 and 2.

Content: Topics include Server Platforms; Design, Testing and Implementation; Software Agents;  Multimedia and Webcasting; Packaged Solutions;  Evolving Trends, and integrated with e-Commerce applications, including  E-Marketplaces, Internet Consumer Retailing, Business to Business E-Commerce, Mobile Commerce, E-Auctions, E-Commerce Security, and Electronic Payment Systems.

Practicals: Exercises on the above topics.

Assessment: 3 hour examination (60%), tests/assignments (40%).  Students must obtain at least 40% for the examination.

DP Requirement: NONE

For further information, please refer to the College of Law and Management Studies handbook.

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