Fundamentals of E-Commerce - Syllabus

Embark on a profound academic exploration as you delve into the Fundamentals of E-Commerce course () within the distinguished Tribhuvan university's CSIT department. Aligned with the 2065 Syllabus, this course (CSC-356) seamlessly merges theoretical frameworks with practical sessions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the subject. Rigorous assessment based on a 60 marks system, coupled with a challenging passing threshold of , propels students to strive for excellence, fostering a deeper grasp of the course content.

This 3 credit-hour journey unfolds as a holistic learning experience, bridging theory and application. Beyond theoretical comprehension, students actively engage in practical sessions, acquiring valuable skills for real-world scenarios. Immerse yourself in this well-structured course, where each element, from the course description to interactive sessions, is meticulously crafted to shape a well-rounded and insightful academic experience.

Course Synopsis: Discussion on types of commerce, doing business in electronics, infrastructure of electronic commerce.

Goal: This course introduces basic concept of commerce and discusses the basic needs of electronic commerce.


Unit 1

1.1 Introduction to Electronic Commerce: Introduction of commerce, Electronic commerce framework, electronic commerce and media convergence, the anatomy of e-commerce application.

1.2 The Network for Electronic Commerce: Need of network, market forces influencing the I-way, components of I-way, network access equipment, and global information distribution network.

1.3 The Internet as a Network Infrastructure: Introduction, the Internet terminology, NSFNET: Architecture and Components, Internet governance: The Internet Society.

Unit 2

2.1 Network Security & Firewalls: Client-Server network security, security threats in client-server, firewalls and network security, data & message security, encrypted documents and electronic mail.

2.2 Electronic Commerce & World Wide Web: Introduction, architectural framework for electronic commerce, WWW as an architecture, security in the web.

2.3 Consumer Oriented Electronic Commerce: Introduction, consumer oriented application, mercantile process models, mercantile models from the consumer’s perspective, mercantile models from the merchant’s perspective.

2.4 Electronic Payment Systems: Introduction, types of electronic payment system, digital token based electronic payment systems, smart cards and electronic payment systems, credit cards systems, Threat on electronic payment system.

Unit 3

3.1 Inter-organizational Commerce & Electronic Data Interchange: Introduction, EDI application in business, EDI: legal, security, and privacy issues, EDI and electronic commerce.

3.2 The Corporate Digital Library: Introduction, dimensions of electronic commerce systems, types of digital documents, Issues behind document infrastructure, corporate data warehouses.

Lab works

Developing the small electronic payment system.