E-Commerce Websites Development

| Pre-requisites | Syllabus | Outcomes | Class Schedule | Assessment | Examination |
| Project | Groups | Ref. & Readings |
Instructor: John Sum, Institute of Technology Management
Time: Wednesday 14:10-17:00 (2013 Fall)
Venue: Room 322, CSSM Building
Email: pfsum@nchu.edu.tw (for general enquiries)
pfsum@yahoo.com.hk (for document submission)
URL: web.nchu.edu.tw/~pfsum/WDM/wdm_index_13.html


  1. Able to read, write, speak and listen in English.
  2. Skillful in using application software, such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel and etc.
  3. Skillful in using IE or other browsers to access the Internet, and searching information on the web.
  4. Knowledge in one of the following subjects: Principles of Computing, Computer Literacy, Introduction of Information Systems or Introduction of Information Technologies.


  1. EC Firms and Technology Firms
  2. Business Processes, IS and IT
  3. Review of IT and IS
  4. Evolution in BM & IM
  5. Systems Development
  6. Advanced Topics


After taking the course, student should be able to equip with the following skills. Furthermore, student should know how to analyze an existing commerce website and identify the behind business operations that it supports.



  1. (10%) Written assignments [individual]
  2. (10%) Readings and presentations [group]
  3. (20%) Progress Report (Written report and oral presentation)
  4. (40%) Final Report (Written report and oral presentation)
  5. (30%) Mid-term/Final exams [individual]


  1. Papers
  2. Past Papers
  3. Absence from examination


Analysis on the Design & Architecture of XXX Website
Business Plan of a new dotcom company
Business Plan of a new business unit of a company

Here are some previous projects.


  1. Attendance
  2. Schedule
  3. Dress Code
  4. Project Grading


  1. Member
  2. Group Leader


K.C. Laudon and C.G. Traver, E-Commerce: Business, technology and society, Addison Wesley. (Chapter 4 Building an E-Commerce Website)
A. Dennis and B.H. Wixom, Systems Analysis and Design, 3rd edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (Chapter 6 Process Modeling)
B.C. McNurlin and R.H. Sprague Jr., Information Systems Management in Practice, Prentice Hall, 2006.
Roger Pressman, Software Engineering, 6th edition, McGraw Hill, 2005. (Chapter 16-19 Web Engineering)
Ian Sommerville, Software Engineering, 8th edition, Addison Wesley, 2007.
On-line encyclopedia Wikipedia


  1. San Murugesan and Athula Ginige, Web Engineering: Introduction and Perspectives, in Web Engineering: Managing Diversity and Complexity of Web Application Development, San Murugesan and Yogesh Deshpande (ed), Springer Verlag LNCS 2016, 2005.
  2. Selected articles, research papers or technical reports from commerce websites.
  3. Selected papers from journals, magazines and Google Scholars.