Electronic Commerce PgDip-MSc

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  • Objectives
    Electronic commerce, or e-commerce, enables the management of vital flows of information within industry supply chains, as well as the selling of products and services within industry or to consumers. This course will give you the knowledge and skills required to design, develop and implement e-commerce applications and technologies. It offers a multi-disciplinary and holistic approach, placing the applications and enabling technologies of e-commerce into the wider business, social and economic context. This MSc is a career-enhancing programme designed to build on your previous experience and education, to improve your job performance and allow you to develop team-working and leadership skills so that you can contribute to the knowledge base of the company.
  • Academic title
    Electronic Commerce PgDip/MSc
  • Course description
    What will you study?
    You will use advanced tools and techniques to analyse, design, implement and manage the use of electronic commerce between businesses, consumers and government. You will investigate the design and management of e-commerce systems to show how e-commerce can accommodate the increased rate of change created by social, economic, political and technical developments.

    You will also focus on the organisational and change management implications of new business models enabled by e-commerce. In addition, you will have the opportunity to carry out in-depth analysis of the impact of the internet in a variety of organised activity areas, such as business and administrative organisations and in society. A Research Methods module prepares you for work on your project/dissertation.

    Course structure
    Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

    The full MSc consists of five core modules, three option modules and a dissertation project.

    Core modules
    -Requirements Engineering and Management4
    -Corporate Data and Database Management5
    -Broadband and Mobile Networks6
    -Building E-Business7
    -Research Methods8
    -Project/Dissertation (MSc Only)9

    Option modules
    -Component-Based Software Engineering10
    -Developing Object-Orientated Solutions11
    -Electronic Commerce Technologies12
    -Digital Communications13
    -Enterprise Networking14
    -Geographical Information Fundamentals15
    -Internet Map Services16
    -Internet Wireless Networks17
    -Programming in Java18
    -Web Development in Java19
    -Knowledge Management20
    -Location-Based Services, Applications and Technologies21
    -Multimedia Communications22
    -Network Design and Management23
    -Network Operating Systems24
    -Network Security25
    -Projects and Risk Management26
    -Secure and Dependable Computing27
    -Software Engineering Tools28
    -Software Quality Assurance29
    -Spatial Information Analysis and Modelling30
    -Strategic Information Systems for E-Business31
    -TCP/IP Networks32
    -Usability Engineering33
    -Visualisation and Image Processing34
    -Wireless Communications35
    -IT and Entrepreneurship 36

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