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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2011 - 2012

Module Title Internet Enterprise Systems
Module Code OSC12
School Open Education

Online Module Resources

Module Co-ordinatorDr Anne MorrisseyOffice NumberD104
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 15
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and describe the architecture of the data communications technologies in terms of concepts, protocols and technologies.
2. Evaluate the network environment with recommended hardware and software appropriate to the application.
3. Determine appropriate protection strategies and technologies in managing security issues in terms of applications within Networks.
4. Design and manage networks based on the latest network technologies, infrastructure and operating systems
5. Design and manage the implementation of a web presence in terms of hardware, software, security, transaction and technology within regulatory boundaries
6. Evaluate web platforms and solution acquisition
7. Differentiate key solutions and application models
8. Assess the applications and solutions in E-Commerce systems and their impact on business process within regulatory boundaries.
9. Assess the convergence of communication opportunities including social networks and disruptive technologies

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Directed learning40Study the course notes and core text book
Independent Study170Source and read the additional material referenced in the course notes
Online activity45Use the online forum to discuss questions related to the assignment and the course material
Assignment Completion120Prepare three assignments according to given criteria
Total Workload: 375

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Internet Technologies sub module
• History and Evolution of the Internet • Technologies, Facilities, Protocols and Standards. • Internet, Intranet and Extranet Concepts • Data Communication Principles. • Transmission Concepts. • The OSI reference model. • The Physical, Link and Network layers. • Networks LANs and WANs • Backbone Networks and LAN integration. • The Transport Layer. • Internet Access. • Web techniques and tools • Emerging Technology and technology lifecycles

Internet Systems Infrastructure sub module
• Network Design, Implementation, • Network Management and Security • Establishing web Servers. • Implementing web Sites. • Evaluation of web sites • Server, Platforms, Hosting and Provider options • Analytics, Measurements and Metrics. • Security and Authentication. • Digital Currency and Payment Systems

The Internet Applications Portfolio sub module
• Overview of Internet Applications • E-Commerce Terminology and Concepts • Benefits and Limitations of E-Commerce • Impacts on Business Processes and Organisations • The Digital Economy • Established E-commerce models • Disruptive technologies – models and opportunities • Voice over IP • Legacy Applications and the Internet • Sourcing & Implementing E-Commerce Solutions • Regulatory Infrastructure • Management Issues for internet applications portfolio

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

  • James F Kurose & Keith W Ross: 2010, Computer Networking, 5th, Pearson, ISBN-10: 0136100368 ISBN-13: 9780136100362
  • Jerry Fitzgerald and Alan Dennis: 2009, Business Data Communications and Networking, 10th, Wiley,
  • Efraim Turban, Jae Kyu Lee, Dave King, and Judy McKay: 2010, Electronic Commerce A Managerial Perspective, 6th, Pearson, 13; 978-0-13-703465-9; 10; 0-13-703465-2
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
MSISAMSc Mngt of Internet Enterprise Systems
MSISACGrad.Cert Management of Internet Syst.
MSISADGrad.Dip Mgt Internet Enterprise Systems
MSISFMSc in Mngt Internet Enterprise Systems
MSISFDGrad Dip in Manage. of Inter. Ent. Systs
PGSMSingle Module Postgraduate Programme