|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Assignment Report (2500 words) detailing investigation of practical E-commerce possibility.||50%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Exam||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Assignment Report (2500 words) detailing investigation of practical E-commerce possibility.||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Exam||50%|
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, selecting appropriate technology.
Select and justify appropriate payment methods for specified e-commerce activities.
Advise businesses on appropriate security for e-commerce systems.
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.
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.
Environment, Marketing and Social Interaction: The e-commerce environment. Revenue Streams. Search engine optimisation. The Long Tail. Social networking.
E-business infrastructure: Building multi-tier enterprise applications, client-tier issues, scalability, web-tier issues, business-tier issues, enterprise information system tier issues, microservices. Cloud computing. Payment methods.
Secure internet transactions: General principles of e-commerce site security and associated technologies. The threats to electronic transactions. Authentication and authorisation with Single Sign-On and OAuth.
E-business strategy: What is e-business strategy? Strategic analysis, objectives, definition and implementation.
E-commerce and mobile: The mobile landscape. Mobile web vs native vs hybrid. m-commerce technologies.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|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|
This module is at CQFW Level 6