Online Business System Development

Unit code: NIT3114 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
Online Real Time
VU Sydney
NIT1204 - Web Application and Server Management; or
NIT2112 - Object Oriented Programming; or
NIT2213 - Software Engineering
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit 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.

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.


For Melbourne campuses

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

Other locations

For students studying at Henan University
Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 25%
Online business system design analysis (1000 words equivalent)
Assessment type: Project
Grade: 25%
Online business system prototype development (1000 words equivalent)
Assessment type: Examination
Grade: 50%
Final Written Examination (3 hours)

Required reading

Reading materials and other resources will be listed on VU Collaborate.

As part of a course

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