Master of Science in Electronic Commerce
Master of Science in Electronic Commerce
Award Title
Master of Science in Electronic Commerce
Offering Academic Unit
This Programme is jointly offered by:
Department of Computer Science
Department of Information Systems
Mode of Study
Combined mode

Normal Period of Study

- 1 year (full-time)
- 2 years (part-time/combined mode)

Maximum Period of Study

- 2.5 years (full-time)
- 5 years (part-time/combined mode)

Credit Units Required for Graduation


Programme Aims

The programme aims to provide effective upgrade to IT professionals to enable them to be competent in evaluating and developing eCommerce systems and services within a business context. Students will gain knowledge and skill of core business and technical related subjects, together with in-depth understanding of the specific managerial, regulatory, and technical issues involved in the exploitation of eCommerce. Students will also acquire the necessary knowledge and skill to analyze, plan, design, develop, and maintain eCommerce systems.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Programme, students should be able to:

1. evaluate and critique eCommerce opportunities and models;
2. use inquisitive approach to develop innovative applications and solutions for eCommerce systems;
3. apply software tools and components in support of eCommerce system development;
4. work effectively as member of a project team in eCommerce system development;
5. recognise the regulatory, security, and ethical issues of eCommerce.

Programme Requirements

Programme of Study

1. Programme Core Courses: (27 credits)

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitsRemarks
EC5001Introduction to eCommerce3CSE/CB
EC6001eCommerce Project6CSE/CB
CS5222Computer Networks and Internets3CSE
CS5281Internet Application Development3CSE
CS5285Information Security for eCommerce3CSE
IS5314eBusiness System Integration3CB
IS5414Analysis and Design of ecommerce Systems3CB
IS6641eCommerce Business Strategies and Management3CB

2. Programme Electives: (6 credits)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitsRemarks
AC5511Financial and Management Accounting3CB
AC5803Financial Statement Analysis3CB
CS5185Multimedia Technologies and Applications3CSE
CS5286Algorithms and Techniques for Web Searching3CSE
CS5288Cryptography: Theory and Practice3CSE
CS5289Pervasive Computing System3CSE
CS5290Digital Rights Management3CSE
CS5294Information Security Technology Management3CSE
CS5296Cloud Computing: Theory and Practice3CSE
CS5480Distributed and Interoperable Database3CSE
CS5481Data Engineering3CSE
CS5483Data Warehousing and Data Mining3CSE
CS5488Big Data Algorithms and Techniques3CSE
CS6280Algorithms and Protocols for Internet Market3CSE
CS6282Internet and Distributed Systems Programming3CSE
CS6288Topics on eCommerce Technologies3CSE
CS6384Software Development Project Management3CSE
CS6534Guided Study3CSE
EF5010Economics for Business3CB
EF5042Corporate Finance3CB
IS5540Project Management and Quality Assurance3CB
IS5740Management Support and Business Intelligence Systems3CB
IS5743Information Technology Based Organization Transformation3CB
IS6523Information Systems Infrastructure and Security Management3CB
IS6921Knowledge Management3CB
IS6940CInformation Technology Leadership Forum3CB
LW5946E-Commerce Law3SLW
LW5621Legal Systems of Hong Kong and Mainland China3SLW
LW5643Cyber Law3SLW
LW5962Law Relating to Business and Companies3SLW
SEEM6012Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship3CSE
MKT5630Cyber Marketing and Customer Relationship Management3CB
MS6721Supply Chain Management3CB

3. Additional Notes: