Course Title: E-Business Fundamentals

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 034539

Course Title: E-Business Fundamentals

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


140H Comp Sci & Info Technology


Sem 1 2006

Course Coordinator: Clemens Mayr

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3637

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 14.09.07

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This unit is designed to provide an insight into the world (or cyber-world) of E-business and to introduce the fundamentals required to successfully implement an E-business strategy. The material caters for a broad target audience, anyone who wishes to grasp the extent of E-Business opportunities and the technology that drives them.

It aims to educate on ways to minimise risk by focusing on the essential requirements for Business to operate effectively in an electronic environment. The course material provides reassurance to businesses of the cost benefits that flow from using the Internet to its full potential.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

On completion of this course, students will be able to:
• understand E-Business fundamentals from a multi-disciplinary focus.
• minimise risk in the dynamic environment of E-Business.
• suggest strategies to conduct Business in an electronic environment.
• provide reassurance to businesses that IT can be used to advantage.

Development of student graduate attributes is an ongoing process that takes place in all subjects and over the period of the whole course. This course particularly addresses the following attributes :

• Responsibility
• Knowledgeable Decision Making
• Employability
• Creativity
. Critical Analysis


Overview of Learning Activities

Course, problem, project and research based.

Students will be offered a range of experiences that include:

• online lectures and tutorials
• one-to-one email with the instructor and tutors
• online chat discussions in small student groups, with or without staff presence
• individual assignments, involving research into student selected topic

Overview of Learning Resources

For extra support with study organisation, assignment planning or learning skills you may wish to contact any of the following:

Learning Skills Unit:
For appointments - ring 9925 4488 or go to Bldg 93, level 3
For drop-in, no appointment needed - go to HUB Bldg 12, level 4

CS&IT Teaching & Learning Advisors:
For appointments go to & click on Jeanette Holkner, Cecily Walker, Kath Lynch or TLA.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course comprises three written essay-style assignments. There is no final exam in this course.