Module Catalogues

Technologies for E-Commerce

Module Title Technologies for E-Commerce
Module Level Level 3
Module Credits 5.00

Aims and Fit of Module

The principle aim of this module is to introduce the environment in which e-commerce takes place. It will also introduce the technologies that support e-commerce solution’s development, marketing and maintenance, as well as e-commerce social issues including security, privacy and ethics. 

To introduce the security technologies that support ecommerce transactions. 

To introduce ecommerce social issues including governance, privacy and ethics.

Learning outcomes

A. Demonstrate an understanding of the methods and issues involved in deploying e-commerce solution to meet business goals.
B. Demonstrate the ability to use suitable technologies and methods in developing, deploying, marketing and maintaining e-commerce solutions.
C. Demonstrate an awareness of security issues and solutions in e-ecommerce transactions.
D. Demonstrate an awareness of key legal, social and ethical issues as well as methods to account for these in a system design.

Method of teaching and learning

Students will be expected to attend two hours of formal lectures, two hours of supervised practical/lab classes in a typical week. 
In addition, students will be expected to devote two hours to do background reading, two hours self-lab practice for reflection and consideration of lecture material and three to four hours of unsupervised lab time to finish the lab-based project.