INFS2233 – Foundations of Electronic Commerce

Lecturer Dr Dongming Xu
Course Link UQ Site
Faculty EAIT
Prerequisites MGTS1201 + 4 units BBusMan courses
Contact Hours 4 Contact hours
Semester(s) Taught Semester 1
Course Units 2
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Learning Materials ( 66.5 )
Learning Activities ( 58 )
Blackboard Management ( 35 )
Course Content ( 40 )
Course Structure ( 45.5 )
Contact Availability ( 55.5 )
Course Difficulty ( 28 )

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INFS2233 – Foundations of Electronic Commerce 36.0

This course has the potential to be very good but, like a lot of courses at UQ, they turn out pretty bad. BISM2233 is the classic example. It has the components to educate students in an area that combines both website development and business thinking and seems like a lot of fun. The course consists of a midsem, group assignment, final exam. The assignment component allows you to create a website and develop a business plan around it.

If you have the pleasure of having Mohsen as your tutor - be prepared to spend your endlessly silent tutorials with the eye-watering BO hovering around this guy. Not only that, if you decide to challenge his thinking around web development or business planning you'll receive a poor grade. This guy is so sheltered from the real-life world he thought a SaaS business model was too 'simple' and we should stick to selling just normal products...He also doesn't understand the concept of 'scalable' business models.

If you come from an IT background or have some level of exposure to real-life companies - leave them outside this class.

Instead, keep your great ideas to yourself and build a vanilla website with a vanilla idea. You can quickly grasp the thinking-level of this tutor and build something to suit him.

The exams are easy, night-before job will get you a 6 if you're not a potato. This course was brought down because there is only 1 tutor for the entire course that thinks his opinion is above-all. He also thinks his shit doesn't stink - but he definitely does.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2017

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  • Tutor
  • Boring lectures
Posted on July 26, 2017 1:33 pm
INFS2233 – Foundations of Electronic Commerce 57.9

This course, as the title says, is a combination of Business and Website.

Knowledge required: General business knowledge, HTML CSS JAVASCRIPT is a plus

I find the lectures are not that helpful. You can just read through lecture slides for final examinations. I highly recommend you to attend the lectures if you don't have any coding experience. In the lecture, a demonstration of coding will be shown.

It is IMPORTANT to have someone who knows how to code a website in your group project.

Semester taken

Semester 2 - 2015

Your program/major

Bachelor of IT (Enterprise Information Systems)

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  • Generally easy if you have coding knowledge
  • A lot of work for group project but very little marks
Posted on June 28, 2016 10:32 am

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