The Building Online Business Systems unit introduces broad fundamental concepts of business information systems, online systems and e-commerce, information management in organisations and current enterprise system development technologies. The unit will focus on introducing problem-solving techniques and critical thinking for designing and developing online business systems along with other topics including information strategies, E-business, Web 2.0, Cloud computing, Enterprise systems, information security and risk management. Current online business system trends and likely future developments and applications of information systems will also be discussed.

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NIT1204 - Web Application and Server Management

NIT2112 - Object Oriented Programming

NIT2213 - Software Engineering

NIT1204 OR NIT2112 OR NIT2213

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse business requirements and design the online business system including architecture, components and interfaces;  
  2. Develop prototypes of online business systems for specific domains;  
  3. Apply the current technologies and frameworks for building online business systems; and  
  4. Analyse the importance and impact of online business systems on e-business, business process management and enterprise management.  


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

Required reading

Information Systems Today 8th ed. (Global Edition)
J. Valacich & C. Schneider (2018)
Pearson Education

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