DH39 34: Internet: Introducing E-Commerce
This Unit is designed to provide the candidate with a broad knowledge of the theoretical concepts, principles, boundaries and scope of electronic commerce (e-commerce). The Unit introduces the key features of e-commerce, examines the business-to-business and business-to-consumer models and considers the security requirements for e-commerce. Current terminology is introduced as appropriate. The Unit is primarily intended for candidates in computing or business studies. It would also be relevant to those with appropriate work experience with organisations using or developing e-commerce systems.
On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:1. Describe the key features of e-commerce.
2. Describe the business-to consumer model of e-commerce.
3. Describe the business-to-business model of e-commerce.
4. Describe the security requirements of e-commerce.
Credit points and level
1 HN credit at SCQF level 7: (16 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 8)
Recommended prior knowledge and skills
Access to this Unit will be at the discretion of the Centre, however it would be beneficial if candidates had a good working knowledge of the Internet. This may be evidenced by possession of appropriate National Units or significant previous experience of working with the Internet.