INF3014F - Electronic Commerce

18 credits at NQF level 7

Entry Requirements:

INF2009F and [INF2011S or CSC2002S]

Course Outline:

INF3014F is a first semester half course for students majoring in IS that wish to gain an understanding of electronic commerce and digital trade. The course covers both theoretical e-commerce issues as well as the practical skills related to e-commerce. The theory component covers the fundamentals of e-commerce, e-commerce in ICT4D, overview of the underlying internet technologies, e-tailing, e-business models, payment systems, marketing, legal issues, management and future trends, and user experience design. The practical component includes web site planning and structuring, advanced HTML editing, client-side and server-side scripting, database connectivity, marketing, web-site usability. The practical component will culminate in a group project in which an e-commerce website is built.