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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
South Africa Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Guojun Lu


This unit introduces fundamental electronic commerce systems and technologies including internet commerce infrastructures, relationships to business strategies, client-side and server-side security, legal and management issues for effective use of internet commerce. It provides students with necessary information and knowledge about the purpose, structure, and use of the internet-based business systems. Specific topics in this unit include:
the internet and business use of the Internet. Internet commerce and Internet mechanisms and infrastructures. Business to consumer and business to business revenue models. Internet commerce standards and security. Electronic payment systems. Internet commerce strategies, intranets and extranets, managing and maintaining an internet commerce presence. Global opportunities and issues and trends in internet commerce. Internet commerce software and multimedia. internet and mobile communcation gateways. Internet commerce standards and security. Internet transaction processing and business models for the Internet. Managing and on-line internet case development.


This unit aims to provide students with necessary information and knowledge of how the Internet can be used for solving business problems.
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • understand Internet mechanisms and infrastructures and their application;
  • describe different business to consumer and business to business revenue models;
  • describe the role of online payment systems and how they are implemented;
  • explain why standards and security are required for Internet commerce;
  • develop an extensive understanding of how Internet commerce concepts, strategies, mechanisms, and infrastructures are brought together to produce Internet-based commerce systems;
  • discuss issues and trends in Internet commerce.


Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Guojun Lu

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk




GCO2601, GCO2803, BEW1601, ELC1000, IMS2704, IMS3280, BEG1601, CPE3008, FIT2052

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