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FIT3021 - Infrastructure for e-commerce

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: J Kamruzzaman, T Hankinson


Gippsland First semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


National and global infrastructures in use and planned for business using electronic commerce. Infrastructures at the local and workplace levels. Wide area networks and server technologies, multimedia; software agents; Internet security issues; introduction to XML; computer-mediated human and corporate communications; Internet commerce applications using XML; electronic payment mechanisms, including smart cards and smart card security, credit, debit and stored-value cards; privacy and anonymity technologies


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. develop a comprehensive knowledge about global information infrastructure;
  2. understand the threats to electronic commerce on the Internet and potential security problems;
  3. understand the process for the design of secure systems;
  4. demonstrate the understanding and need for security protocols and procedures;
  5. understand the security issues and vulnerabilities of eCommerce servers and know the defensive strategies;
  6. be aware of the problems arising from active content technologies;
  7. be familiar with the XML standard and examine how it can be applied to develop ecommerce applications;
  8. be familiar with the mobile commerce technology and the services it offers.
  9. understand and evaluate electronic payment mechanisms;
  10. appreciate the privacy and legal issues and be familiar with anonymity technologies;
  11. understand the applicability of intelligent software agents in electronic commerce.
  12. appreciate the importance of a secure information infrastructure in conducting electronic commerce;
  13. appreciate the privacy and legal issues;
  14. grasp the ongoing development in emerging electronic commerce technologies including mobile commerce.
  15. develop skills in XML to produce small applications.


Exam:50%; Assignments:50%

Contact hours

one x 2hr Lecture/week, one x 2hr Tutorial/week


FIT2005 or GCO2852 or GCO9806 or BEG1601 or equivalent units


GCO3601 (Translation set:GCO3601)