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FIT5077 - e-Business application and development

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader(s): Mr Daswin De Silva


Caulfield First semester 2009 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2009 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2009 (Off-campus)


This unit extends students knowledge and skills to make use of current technologies in developing business applications on the internet platform. The unit provides an opportunity for students to explore net centric computing focusing on business applications development. The unit has been designed to equip future web application developers and managers of business solutions. Thus practical exercises will be illustrative with industrial strength and technology issues will be given equal coverage with technology details. The primary aim of the unit is to familiarise students with the currently popular web technologies so that their design and implementation decisions in the future will be informed and therefore produce successful systems with a high degree of probability. Topics coverage include data and messages using XML, architecture, scripting and programming in .NET platform


Upon completion of this unit, students will::

  1. understand the concept of revenue modelling in eBusiness context;
  2. understand OOP as principles of component based software systems;
  3. appreciate technology architecture that underpin the deployment of e-business systems, including data formats and various programming solutions;
  4. appreciate the use of the internet for commercial purposes;
  5. realise the challenges in the planning stage of an e-business venture;
  6. realise the challenges in the implementation stage of an e-business venture;
  7. appreciate the dynamics of the e-business modelling;
  8. appreciate the rapid advancement of enabling technologies and its impact on e-business implementation;
  9. be able to identify and communicate issues in the planning, implementation and management of the e-business system;
  10. be able to adopt object-oriented paradigm and implement e-business solutions using the three tier architecture;
  11. be able to implement simple e-business applications for displaying catalogs and processing transactions;
  12. be able to experiment with various technologies in the design and implementation of e-business applications;
  13. understand the various roles of e-business professionals (analysts, designers, systems developers, programmers) and how they work together in the current e-business context.


Test/assignments: 40%
Exam 60%

Contact hours

3 x contact hrs/week


FIT9004 or CSE9000 or BUS9520



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