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E-Commerce Development

Undergraduate Certificate

This undergraduate certificate is awarded by Purdue University at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). IUPUI is administered by Indiana University.

The IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in E-Commerce Development provides the skills and knowledge you need to build and maintain data-driven e-commerce sites. The program enables you to upgrade your current application development skills to web-based platforms. Interested students should have at least two to three years of application development experience or have completed the IT Certificate for Web Development.

As a student in the program, you take courses covering web-based analysis and design, advanced website design, XML-based web applications, and advanced e-commerce development. The program offers two tracks: the ASP.Net Track or the Java Track.


This track will focus on developing web sites that utilize the Microsoft .Net Framework.

Java Track

This track will focus on developing web sites that utilize Java Beans and Java Server Pages.

Your IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in E-Commerce Development prepares you for such careers as:

  • E-commerce developer 
  • E-commerce manager 
  • Webmaster 
  • Web site manager 
  • Web developer 

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Undergraduate Certificate in E-Commerce Development, you must complete 18 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • E-commerce core courses (12 credit hours) 
  • Track courses (6 credit hours) 

Student Services

IU Online provides quick and easy access to tools, tips, and IU resources to help you succeed, including:    

  • Admissions: Personalized application support for the program that is right for you  
  • Onboarding: An interactive orientation to online learning and all things IU 
  • Student Financial Services: Tailored resources for financial aid and money management 
  • Success Coaching: One-on-one support to reach your academic and personal goals 
  • Math and Writing Support: Direct access to IU-trained math mentors and writing consultants 
  • Career Services: Interactive tools and coaching to accelerate your career 
  • Libraries and Research: Online access to IU library resources and research librarians 
  • Technology: A full suite of software, collaboration tools, cloud storage, and training 
  • 24/7 Contact Center: Real-time chat, email, and phone support direct from IU 


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Admissions requirements vary.

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program: 
  • Complete application for admission.  
  • Complete an essay (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).  
  • Submit high school transcript or equivalent (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).  
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials.  
  • Submit official transcripts to mycredit@iupui.edu or:   

         IUPUI Office of Undergraduate Admissions

         Cavanaugh Hall 147

         425 University Boulevard

         Indianapolis, IN 46202


CIT 21300Systems Analysis & Design3 Credits
CIT 31200Advanced Web Site Design3 Credits
CIT 41200XML-Based Web Applications3 Credits
CIT 43600Advanced E-Commerce Development3 Credits
CIT 24200Introduction to ASP.Net Programming3 Credits
CIT 27000Java Programming3 Credits
CIT 34700Advanced ASP.Net3 Credits
CIT 38800Java Programming II3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $296.09
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $888.27

Additional fees will apply.

-This program is eligible for financial aid at IUPUI. 

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1031.33
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3093.99
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