This unit (NIT3114) introduces broad fundamental concepts of business information systems, online systems, e-commerce and information management in organisations. The unit will address designing and developing online business systems along with other topics including types of business websites, information strategies, , social media use by businesses, Enterprise systems, information security and risk management. Information ethics and information privacy are also addressed in this unit. Current online business system trends and likely future developments and applications of information systems will also be discussed.

Unit details

Online Real Time
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NIT1204 - Web Application and Server Management or

NIT2112 - Object Oriented Programming or

NIT2213 - Software Engineering

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse information systems ethics, and information privacy;  
  2. Articulate knowledge application of business concepts and information systems;  
  3. Devise online business systems using the current technologies and frameworks; and  
  4. Articulate application knowledge of business site categorisation and their characteristics.  


Melbourne campuses

Students studying under the VU Block Model.

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Test 1 20%
Laboratory Work Assessable laboratory (Practical, website development) 40%
Laboratory Work Assessable laboratory (Website and Security Theory and Analysis, Scenario-based) 40%

Other locations

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Online business system design analysis (1000 words equivalent) 25%
Project Online business system prototype development (1000 words equivalent) 25%
Examination Final Written Examination (3 hours) 50%

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