Singapore University of Social Sciences

E-Commerce and Website Internationalisation and Localisation

E-Commerce and Website Internationalisation and Localisation (TNT511)

Applications Open: 01 April 2022

Applications Close: 31 May 2022

Next Available Intake: July 2022

Course Types: Modular Graduate Course, SkillsFuture Series

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $2200 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Linguistics and Languages

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


TNT511 E-Commerce and Website Internationalisation and Localisation introduces students to two important concepts in digital marketing: internationalisation and localisation. Internalisation is a process of designing a product, service or content in such a way that it can be adapted to different languages and markets without requiring major engineering changes. Internationalisation precedes localisation, a process of adapting a product, service or content to a different language spoken in the target market. In this course, students will learn basic concepts of localisation, including workflows, roles and tools, and understand the importance of cultural adaptation and engaging language. Transcreation will be an important strategy of localisation for digital marketing. In addition, students will acquire technology skills including core web abilities and computer programming languages. At the end of the course, students will apply these skills, together with their knowledge of language and culture, to developing localised web stores or websites that can effectively connect with customers in a specific market or region.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, This will be administered on-campus.


  • Internationalisation and localisation
  • The fundamentals of internationalisation
  • Localisation and digital marketing
  • Geopolitical assessments
  • Website/web store designs
  • Cultural adaption

Learning Outcome

  • Differentiate internationalisation and localisation
  • Design the workflow of localisation project
  • Combine digital marketing and translation to formulate a marketing strategy
  • Propose cultural adaptation strategy for e-commerce
  • Construct a localised website/web store
  • Test the website/web store among the target users
  • Modify the website/web store after users’ feedback
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