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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2013 - 2014

Module Title Management of 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

The core module of this programme is the 15 credit module, Management of Internet Enterprise Systems. This module is taken in year 2. Successful completion of this module will enable you to confidently manage internet systems in the knowledge of their technology, architecture, protocols and contemporary applications. This module consists of three elements (Principles of Internet Systems, The Internet from a Users' perspective; Doing Business on the Internet) with one assignment per element

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and describe the architecture of internet systems technologies in terms of concepts, protocols and technologies.
2. Evaluate the system environment with recommended hardware and software appropriate to the application.
3. Design and manage Internet Systems based on the latest network technologies, infrastructure and operating systems
4. Determine appropriate protection strategies and technologies in managing security issues in terms of applications within Internet 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. Assess the application of HCI principles to design of product platforms
8. Differentiate key solutions and application models of best practice
9. Develop an understanding of how Social Networks can be used for business
10. Assess the applications and solutions in E-Commerce systems and their impact on business process within regulatory boundaries.
11. 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 Study160Source 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
Tutorial10Online tutorials using WIMBA
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

Principles of Internet sub modules
• 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

Internet Systems from a users perspective 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

Doing Business on the Internet 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 in Mngt Internet Enterprise Systems
MSISACGrad.Cert Management of Internet Syst.
MSISADDip Mgt Internet Enterpirse Systems
MSISFMSc in Mngt Enterprise Systems
PGSMSingle Module Postgrad. Prog. (Oscail)