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COMP67050: Patterns for eBusiness Applications (2007-2008)

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Patterns for eBusiness Applications
Level: 6
Credit rating: 15
Pre-requisites: CT438: e-business
Co-requisites: No Co-requisites
Lectures: 20
Labs: 40
Course lecturer: not assignedAdditional staff: view all staff
Sem 2 w19-23 Lecture 2.19 Tue 09:00 - 17:00 -
Assessment Breakdown
Exam: 80%
Coursework: 20%
Lab: 0%


This course unit teaches the students the business and IT drivers of e-business applications and IBM?s Patterns for e-business as an approach to e-business application design; it equips the students with the skills in analysis, design and development of e-business application systems and provides the students with both a theoretical understanding and a practical experience of designing e-business applications using best practice and patterns.

Academic knowledge

The relationship between business requirements and e-business application architectures;
The relationship between business drivers and technologies;
IBM Patterns for e-business as solutions for e-business application system design;
The relationship between business processes and IBM Patterns;
The use of patterns for designing an e-business system based on a real world case study.

Intellectual skills

Demonstrate a good understanding of IBM Patterns for e-business design and their approach;
Demonstrate a good understanding of the impact of business drivers on the e-business application development;
Demonstrate a competence in applying patterns to the e-business design.

Subject practical skills

Use the pattern approach to case study.

Transferable Skills

Independently gather, sift, synthesise and organise material from a variety of sources, and critically evaluate the extent to which it might contribute to current developments in the field.
Improve one's own approach to professionalism through planning, monitoring, critical evaluation and reflection.
Demonstrate an ability to collaborate with other people through group work.
Prepare a coherent and well structured written report.

Contribution to programme learning outcomes: A1 (DA), A2 (DA), B2 (DA), C3 (DA).


Introduction to patterns
Overview of IBM patterns for e-business
Self-Service pattern and its supporting patterns
Collaboration pattern and its supporting patterns
Information Aggregation and Extended Enterprise patterns
Integration patterns
Composite patterns
Case study:
Composite patterns

Reading List

Title: Patterns: applying patterns approaches
Author: Galic, Michelle et al
ISBN: 0738425583
Publisher: IBM
Year: 2003

Title: Patterns for e-business: a strategy for reuse
Author: Adams, John
ISBN: 9781931182027
Publisher: IBM Press
Year: 2001