Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Postgraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology

Subject Information
Subject Code ISIT938
Subject Name eBusiness Technologies
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence ITCS938
Assessment Group Presentation 10% Individual Written report 10% Individual Informal Seminar 10% Group Assignment 20% Final Exam 50%
General Subject No.

Subject Description
The subject explores the technology being adopted by organisations and the various means of maximising business potential using Internet technology, including eBusiness (B2B, B2C, B2G etc.). The focus of the course is from the IT professional perspective, giving the student a feel for what is required in a commercial business environment. The technology aspects will cover both developing in house software, as well as selecting 'best practice' outsourced options. Comparisons are drawn between the two adoption methods, and the student is engaged by scenario role playing as part of the group assignments.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Explain the technical aspects and constraints of implementing online sites.
2. Analyse specific eBusiness adoption models and advise on their technical requirements for implementation.
3. Identify and demonstrate the most appropriate technology to deploy for specific eBusiness requirements.
4. Explore and review the methodologies for developing specifications/requirements for the implementation of online sites.(plus shared learning outcomes with iact304).
5. Describe at an overview level the pattern-oriented approach to specifying and analysing eBusiness problems.
6. Describe at an overview level how to drill down through a pattern-oriented description of an eBusiness solution in order to specify and describe what is involved in designing and implementing eBusiness processes.