Module Information

Module Identifier
CS37420
Module Title
E-Commerce: Implementation, Management and Security
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Mutually Exclusive
Reading List
External Examiners
  • Dr Hong Wei (Associate Professor - University of Reading)
  • Dr John Hunt (Chief Operating Officer - Mallon Associates International)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 41 x 1 Hour Lectures
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Report (5000 words) detailing investigation of practical E-commerce possibility.  50%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   conventional written examination.  50%
Supplementary Assessment Report (5000 words) detailing investigation of practical E-commerce possibility.  50%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   conventional written examination  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Identify, classify, and select implementation strategies for potential e-commerce projects.

Manage the implementation of an e-commerce system conforming to the three tier model, selecting appropriate technology.

Select and justify appropriate payment methods for specified e-commerce activities.

Advise businesses on appropriate security for e-commerce systems.

Aims

The Business Information Technology places a strong emphasis on the construction of Web-based systems and enterprise-wide database systems. This module brings those strands together, considering the issues involved in web-based commercial systems using enterprise database systems.

Brief description

E-commerce is still an expanding field, and especially so with the advent of mobile. Companies which have an ineffective e-commerce presence are losing significant ground in some areas of commerce. This module covers both the practical and the managerial issues of building an effective e-commerce presence for a company.

Content

Introduction to e-commerce and e-business: The impact of electronic commerce on traditional businesses. The difference between e-commerce and e-business. E-business opportunities. E-business risks and barriers to business adoption. (5 lectures)

Market place analysis for e-commerce: The e-commerce environment. Location of trading in the marketplace. Business models for e-commerce. Search engine optimisation. The Long Tail. Social networking. (5 lectures)

E-business infrastructure: N-tier architecture. Building multi-tier enterprise applications, client-tier issues, scalability, web-tier issues, business-tier issues, enterprise information system tier issues. Cloud computing. Payment methods. (14 lectures)

Secure internet transactions: The threats to electronic transactions. Modern cryptography. Digital signatures and digital certificates. SSL and SET. Single sign-on. General principles of e-commerce site security and associated technologies. (6 lectures)

E-business strategy: What is e-business strategy? Strategic analysis, objectives, definition and implementation. (5 lectures)

E-commerce and mobile: The mobile landscape. Mobile web vs native vs hybrid. Commercial issues. (5 lectures)

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Some in encryption part of syllabus
Communication Not assessed
Improving own Learning and Performance The assessed coursework requires students to develop their understanding of issues associated with the module.
Information Technology The module is IT focused. Students will use computer tools to develop and run their applications
Personal Development and Career planning The module gives students a wider view of the computing industry and potential careers.
Problem solving Deciding on an appropriate design when building a e-commerce application
Research skills Students will be required to acquire further knowledge from books and on-line sources
Subject Specific Skills Methodological skills, design skills, programming skills
Team work NOt assessed

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6