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e-Commerce systems provide the IT infrastructure for developing and managing enterprise applications. Typical applications concern both B2C (Business-to-Customer) and B2B (Business-to-Business). They include e-government, e-banking, and e-health. e-Commerce systems engineering requires the understanding of the requirements of business processes (e.g., security, public policy, project management) and the effective use of the IT infrastructure for implementation. The development of e-enterprise systems must also take into consideration technological, managerial, and legal aspects.

In order to capitalise on opportunities in the emerging digital economy, organisations are re-inventing themselves as e-enterprises. More importantly, both business and government organisations need skilled IT professionals in e-commerce systems engineering to provide necessary IT support.

The e-Commerce Systems stream in the Graduate Diploma and Master of Information Technology programs exposes students to the foundations of e-Commerce systems and architectures, and to software engineering principles and techniques for building and managing such systems. The major also provides interdisciplinary background in the areas of e-Commerce management and policy, covering the legal aspect of e-Commerce, and effectively integrating all components in the development of e-enterprise systems. Students will be given the opportunity to put theory into practice by designing and implementing a large e-enterprise system.
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Students must complete 96 UOC.

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Disciplinary Electives

Disciplinary Electives description.

Students must take 42 UOC of the following courses.
Note: With approval of program authority, students may choose up to two Level 4 or higher elective courses outside of the School of Computer Science and Engineering. These courses are listed under "Non-Computing Electives".

Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge (ADK) Requirement

Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge (ADK) Requirement description.

At least 36 UOC of Disciplinary Elective, Prescribed Elective and/or Non-Computing Elective courses chosen must be taken from the following Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge Course List.



The following courses are outside the School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and may be taken with approval from the program authority and within the maximum 12 UOC Level 4 or higher elective courses outside of the CSE rule.

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