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BUS3020 - Trading systems and electronic (B2B) commerce

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology


Malaysia First semester 2007 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2007 (Day)


Begins with an understanding of the information systems used by companies trading in goods and services. Analyses the computerisation of all standard operational systems such as purchasing, sales, invoicing etc. Automation of the exchange of business data between business partners, electronic commerce (EC), supply chains. Developments such as automatic identification, traditional electronic data interchange (EDI), an analysis of the strengths, weaknesses of extensible markup language (XML) a comparison of EDI and XML, XML syntax highlights, electronic funds transfer, and the role of standards are covered. The final topics are electronic payment systems and electronic security.


Assignments: 30%
Examination (2 hours): 70%
Students must pass the examination in order to pass the unit.

Contact hours

One x 2hour lecture/week, one x 1hour laboratory/week


At least 24 points of second year units


ELC1000, BEG1601, BEW1601, CPE3008, GCO2803, IMS3280, BEW2620, BEW2621, GCO2620, BUS4020