Module Catalogues


Module Title E-Commerce
Module Level Level 3
Module Credits 2.50

Aims and Fit of Module

The aims of this module are:
• To develop good understanding of information systems and information technology infrastructure in business environment.
• To introduce key system applications for the digital age and the information systems management in global business today.

Learning outcomes

A. Demonstrate understanding of the role of information systems (IS) in global business today, including definition of E-business and E-commerce, and the dynamic interaction between IS and organisations.
B. Demonstrate awareness of ethical and social issues caused by IT and IS.
C. Explain the information technology infrastructure including telecommunications, the Internet and wireless technology.
D. Identify the development of IT, business intelligence, and data and information security.
E. Demonstrate understanding of the core information technology applications including supply chain management, customer relationship management, knowledge management and decision-support systems in business today.

Method of teaching and learning

The teaching philosophy of the module follows very much the philosophy of Syntegrative Education. This has meant that the teaching delivery pattern, which follows more intensive block teaching, allows more meaningful contribution from industry partners. This philosophy is carried through also in terms of assessment, with reduction on the use of exams and increase in coursework, especially problem-based assessments that are project focused. The delivery pattern provides space in the semester for students to concentrate on completing the assessments.
This module is going to be delivered mainly via lectures and seminars. Module materials and assessment requirements will be available online for students’ access. Case studies / group projects will be organised to encourage students to learn. In addition, students will be expected to devote unsupervised time to background reading, assessment tasks and private study.