Bachelor of Information Systems

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

Information systems (IS) refers to the business side of technology. It looks at the way businesses structure their systems of information and the various ways that people and organisations make use of technology to improve their processes and workflows. This course gives you the skills to analyse existing information systems, develop new systems and find solutions to common IS management issues.

Digital information has revolutionised the way the world does business. The discipline of information systems is about the capture, strategic use and associated technology of digital information in the business environment. The role of an information systems professional focuses on applying technology and strategic decision-making to the job of managing vast quantities of a business’s information.

In this course you’ll focus on developing and applying information technology solutions to real-life business problems. For example, you’ll learn how to perform basic SQL (Structured Query Language) queries and develop the ability to critically analyse an organisation’s information needs so that you can decide on the best information management approach.

To get a broad understanding of the context of IS in a modern business setting, you’ll cover areas such as data storage, professional ethics in the digital age, IS strategies relating to social media and mobile technology, infrastructure and the Cloud.

Work-integrated learning is a core component of this degree.  Our 'Industry Campus' program gives you the opportunity to work with real-life IS problems in real-life workplaces with real-life IS professionals.  This means you’ll broaden your professional networks, boost your employability and get a chance to explore the various career paths available to you.

IS graduates are in high demand globally, and with high graduate salaries on offer.  An IS degree can set you up for a satisfying and rewarding career. Diverse career opportunities include specialist information systems roles, such as project manager, business analyst, security analyst, database developer, web designer and information systems project leader.

Professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) means your degree is recognised in industry, resulting in better job outcomes.

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Key facts

Clearly-in ATAR 2017

Burwood: N/A
Cloud: N/A

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) Cloud (online)

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 2

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

Key information

Award granted

Bachelor of Information Systems

Year

2017 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

Not applicable

Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)

$9,188 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
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VTAC code

1400514211 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400614211 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)

Deakin code

M340

Level

Undergraduate

Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Entry requirements

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent, including a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. 

Professional Recognition

Completion of the Bachelor of Information Systems and associated double degree courses grants eligibility for entry as a Professional member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Career outcomes

Work integrated learning is a core component of this degree.  An 'Industry Campus' program facilitates formal engagement between students and employers.  This program aims to ensure that every student has multiple touch points with employers of information systems graduates and information systems professionals during their degree to help students identify potential employers and understand the career outcomes available to them.

Course learning outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Develop and apply broad and coherent knowledge of the foundation theories, concepts and practice of Information Systems within an organisation or social setting.
Communication Communicate ideas and concepts, with consideration to impacts and outcomes, to specialist and non-specialist audiences (using appropriate tools, technologies and techniques).
Digital literacy Use appropriate technologies to source, evaluate and analyse information relevant to a variety of issues and contexts in information systems.
Critical thinking Apply critical and creative thinking skills in a variety of information systems settings.
Problem solving Identify and model problems and articulate broad solutions related to authentic situations in the field of Information Systems.
Self-management Demonstrate intellectual independence and reflect on  self-performance to identify and plan future professional development.
Teamwork Work collaboratively in diverse teams to produce and share solutions to information systems or other business or social problems.
Global citizenship Demonstrate ethical, legal, and responsible behaviour in the development and deployment of information systems to meet stakeholder needs.
   

 

Course Structure

To complete the Bachelor of Information Systems, students must attain a total of 24 credit points.  Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

The 24 credit points include up to 17 credit points of core units (including one Work Integrated Learning unit), up to 8 credit points of elective units to enable students to include a 6 or 8 credit point major sequence and 1 zero credit point academic induction unit. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.

Core units

  • Academic Induction for the Bachelor of Information Systems MIS010 (0 cp)
  • Business Analytics MIS171
  • Business Requirements Analysis MIS201
  • Managing Data and Information MIS202
  • Making Sense of Information MIS203 #
  • IS Services, Infrastructure and the Cloud MIS211
  • Professional Ethics in the Digital Age MIS231
  • Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing MIS271
  • Design Thinking MIS276
  • Community Based Volunteering MWL201
  • Social Media and Mobile Strategies MIS312
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management MIS313
  • Business Process Management MIS352
  • Predictive Analytics MIS372
  • Project Management MIS398
  • Applied Business Project MIS399
  • plus one unit of Work Integrated Learning chosen from:

  • Team Projects MWL202
  • Work Based Learning MWL203
  • Team Internship MWL301
  • Business Internship MWL303
  • Industry Based Learning (3mth) MWL311
  • Industry Based Learning (6mth) MWL312 *
  • # This unit was previously coded MIS102

    * This unit is worth 2 credit points

    Elective units

    Plus eight credit points of general elective units or if you have completed the 2 credit point unit, MWL312, 7 credit points of general elective units.

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    Course pathways

    Course pathways to obtain Bachelors degree include: 1. Through a Deakin Learning Centre – Study first year at DLC then transfer to online/campus study; 2. Through Deakin College – Complete one-year diploma then enter Deakin as 2nd year student; 3. Through Tafe – Complete one-year diploma, then start your Deakin Course; 4. Through the workforce – Experience in a related field?  Get credit for prior learning; 5. Through Deakin – Start a related course, then transfer to this course.

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    Credit for Prior Learning

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Faculty contact information

    Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
    Tel 03 9244 6555
    Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

    Workload

    As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Fee information

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

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    Burwood

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