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School of Computing

short course: information technology in electronic-commerce (itec) (70483)

Purpose
To equip students with the theoretical knowledge and practical information technology skills to enable them to understand and create the infrastructure needed to do business over the internet utilising the World Wide Web (www), and thus be active developers of Electronic-Commerce interfaces and participants in the emerging Electronic Business market

Target group
Persons who are already in the information technology field, but wish to become more knowledgeable in its use in electronic-commerce applications

Admission requirements
Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification, mastered basic information technology concepts, which include the Internet and Web design, experience in using computers and the Microsoft Windows operating system environment is of utmost importance

Duration
Semester course

Language medium
English

Registration periods
For more information about the registrations visit http://cs-cert.unisa.ac.za/register.html

Tuition method
A FULL Internet-teaching model will be used in offering the course.

Kind of assessment
Note: Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment: Students will complete 2 compulsory assignments during the course of the semester
Summative assessment: The final assesment for the module consists of the configuration of an on-line shopping cart. Students need 50% to pass and 75% to get a distinction. A certificate from Unisa will be awarded to candidates after obtaining a final mark of at least 50%.

Information Technology in Electronic-commerce (CSEC1D9)
HEQF Level of Module - 5
Credits of Module - 24

Syllabus/Content Topics
- The internet and the web: infrastructure for electronic-commerce
- Web-based tools for electronic-commerce
- Electronic-commerce software
- Security threats to electronic-commerce
- Implementing security for electronic-commerce
- Electronic payment systems
- Strategies for marketing, sales and promotion
- Strategies for purchasing and support activities
- Strategies for web auctions, virtual communities and web portals
- The environment of electronic-commerce: international, legal, ethical and tax issues
- Business plans for implementing electronic-commerce

Course Fee
R4200 (full course fees are payable on registration). The prescribed book, Gary P Schneider. E-Business. ISBN-10: 1133526845, ISBN-13: 9781133526841. 10th International Student Edition. 2013, is included in the course fees.

Course leader
Mr J Mentz MTech IT
Discipline expertise: Senior Lecturer (HPCOS81, RIT4801, INF4883)
School of Computing
Office: C4-59, GJ Gerwel Building, Science Campus, UNISA
Tel: 011 670 9124
Fax: 0865521174
E-mail: mentzjc@unisa.ac.za

Programme administrator(s)
Ms E Havenga
School of Computing
Office C3-01, GJ Gerwel Building, Science Campus, UNISA
Tel: 011 670 9189
E-mail: cense@unisa.ac.za