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Honours is a fourth year of specialised study taken after a three year degree, such as the Bachelor of Business Information Systems or the Bachelor of Commerce. The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to study some advanced aspects of information systems, introduce various research techniques and methodologies, and undertake a significant research project.
The program is a combination of traditional coursework units and research. As part of the coursework, students attend regular classes, complete assignments and give class presentations. The research component is much less structured and involves working closely with a supervisor to conduct an extensive literature review, collect and analyse data, and write a research dissertation.
While Honours can be hard work, most students find study at honours level both stimulating and rewarding. Undertaking an Honours degree provides endless opportunities to read and debate issues surrounding leading edge technologies; to ask questions no one has ever asked; to pursue a topic of particular interest; to explore and discover issues previously unknown; and to emerge with your own unique piece of research. All these are intellectually challenging, stimulating, inspiring and rewarding.
You may like to view future prospects upon completion of Honours.
Candidates for the IS Honours Program within the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) are required to complete a combination of coursework units, and a thesis (or research report). Full details of the course structure are available in the Honours handbook (see below).
Scholarships are available to students based on results in your undergraduate degree. The University offers twelve scholarships which cover all student contributions (HECS). The School of Information Systems also offers up to two scholarships to the value of $5,000.
Note: There is no separate scholarship application. Applicants will automatically be considered for these scholarships at the time of offer into the Honours course.
Please visit our apply page for further information on entry requirements or alternatively you may contact our Honours Co-ordinator: