Faculty of Information Technology

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)


The emphasis in this unit is on the software technologies and data formats used to implement e-Business Systems. Although this unit is entirely suitable for a future developer of e-Business Systems, it is optimally targeted at future managers of such development. Thus practical exercises will be illustrative rather than industrial strength and technology issues will be given equal coverage with technology details. The primary aim of the unit is to familiarise students with as many of the currently popular e-Business technologies as possible so that their design and implementation decisions in the future will be informed and therefore produce successful systems with a high degree of probability.


On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  • describe the major architecture, framework and technology options currently available to eBusiness solution developers (including SaaS, SOA and cloud computing);
  • use a range of current eBusiness technologies to design and develop non-trivial eBusiness solutions (technologies include: JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, Ajax, XML, XPath, XSLT, XML Schemas, DTDs, JSON, JQuery, MVP);
  • use the facilities of a popular, industrial-strength IDE to implement such eBusiness solutions.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour laboratory

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 2-3 hours of personal study per one hour of contact time in order to satisfy the reading and assignment expectations.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


FIT1002 or FIT2081 or equivalent



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