COIT20250 - E-Business Systems

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The business world has witnessed the digital revolution at the beginning of the 1990s. Since then, significant business growth has been driven by the Internet; and organisations without e-commerce (electronic commerce) strategies will lose the chance to be competitive in this dynamic digital marketplace environment. Therefore, companies need to interact with their suppliers, customers and partners in an electronic medium such as online, mobile or social platforms. The objective of this unit is to provide you with an in-depth understanding and knowledge of using e-commerce from day to day business operations to strategic level. The unit will help you obtain a high level understanding of the ICT infrastructure supporting e-commerce as well as knowledge of different e-commerce models and systems. You will also have an opportunity to develop a small-scale e-commerce prototype website using existing and evolving tools and technologies.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis and Design

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2018

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Term 3 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
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Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
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Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 30%
2. Presentation 20%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Source: Student evaluations, teaching staff, and self-reflection.
Feedback
Well defined unit content, structure, and its delivery.
Recommendation
No change is recommended as the students and teaching staff are satisfied with the current content, structure and delivery.
Action Taken
The teaching team continued quality teaching with current content, structure and delivery.
Source: Student evaluations and self-reflection.
Feedback
Decline in the 'Have your say' student evaluation.
Recommendation
The necessity and significance of student evaluation survey should be communicated to the students and teaching team. Students should be reminded timely to complete the evaluation survey.
Action Taken
The students were informed about the significance of the 'Have your say' student evaluation and reminded on regular basis to complete the evaluation survey.
Source: Unit Evaluation Feedback
Feedback
Mahara is not suitable for the portfolio assessment in its current format.
Recommendation
Students will be allowed to write portfolios in a Microsoft Word document rather than using Mahara.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation Feedback
Feedback
For each lecture, the content of the lecture slides is too much.
Recommendation
The number of slides in each lecture will be cut down to less than 40.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation Feedback and self-reflection
Feedback
Decline in the 'Have your say' student evaluation response rate.
Recommendation
Actions will be taken to improve student evaluation response rate to over 50%. The students will be informed about the significance of the 'Have your say' student evaluation and reminded on a regular basis to complete the evaluation survey.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Illustrate the recent developments in e-commerce industry and its likely future directions
  2. Compare and explain various types of e-commerce infrastructure technologies, business models, and payment and security systems in a corporate setting
  3. Demonstrate technical research skills to critically evaluate existing and emerging e-commerce technologies to transform organisations for competitive advantages
  4. Develop the ability to work independently and contribute as a member of a team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills
  5. Interpret the legal, ethical, social and cultural issues that affect the design, implementation, and use of e-commerce systems
  6. Build e-commerce prototype solutions using existing and evolving tools and technologies.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.

ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA :
  • Emerging Technology Monitoring (EMRG)
  • Systems Integration (SINT)
  • Change Management (CHMG)
  • Digital Marketing (MKTG)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Portfolio
2 - Presentation
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio
2 - Presentation
3 - Practical and Written Assessment