Bachelor of Business Information Systems/Bachelor of Information Technology

Course summary for current students

Award granted Bachelor of Information Technology / Bachelor of Business Information Systems
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code055287C
Deakin course codeD320

Note: offered to continuing students only.

Continuing student should contact their course advisor for further information.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The course offers a modern and learning-oriented study of Information Technology and Business Information Systems and produces graduates with practical and theoretical knowledge in IT with a broadly based business foundation, an emphasis on information systems knowledge and with the skills to construct and implement software and manage information systems.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be prepared for careers in which a broad knowledge and understanding of the technological aspects of IT, in particular software development, system software, internet programming, computer networks and distributed systems and programming are required.

Equipment requirements for Cloud (online) students

Students must have access to a suitable computer and a network connection. Information about the hardware and software requirements may be obtained from the School of Information Technology's website, or by telephone 03 9244 6699.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.

Course rules

The course comprises 32 credit points usually completed over 4 years of full-time study, or the part time equivalent. It is structured to include:

  • 4 information systems core units;
  • 7 information technology core units;
  • 4 commerce core units;
  • 4 Information Systems elective units;
  • 3 SIT Course Grouped elective units;
  • 1 IT major sequence; and
  • 4 credit points of elective units from the Faculty of Business and Law

Major sequences

Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.
Students must complete at least one 6-credit point major from the following areas:
Computer Science
Game Development
Interactive Media Design
Software Development
Mathematical Modelling

Course structure

Information Systems core units

MIS101Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS202Managing Data and Information

MIS201Business Requirements Analysis

MIS171Business Analytics

Information Technology core units
SIT102Introduction to Programming

SIT104Introduction to Web Development

SIT105Thinking Technology and Design

SIT202Networks and Communications

SIT223Professional Practice in a Digital World

SIT302Project Delivery

SIT374Project Design

SIT010Safety Induction Program

Note: SIT010 is a 0 credit safety induction unit.

Commerce core units

MAA103Accounting for Decision Making

MLC101Law for Commerce

MMH299Unit description is currently unavailable


Information Systems elective units
Select four credit points of units of which two must be at level 3:

MLL370Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS213Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS251Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS271Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

MIS276Design Thinking

MIS312Social Media and Mobile Strategies

MIS313Strategic Supply Chain Management

MIS332Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS352Business Process Management

MIS390Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS391Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS398Project Management

Information Technology course-grouped units
Plus three credit points of Information Technology course-grouped units (any SIT-coded units), plus one IT major sequence.

Other elective units
Select 4 credit points of elective units from the Faculty of Business and Law, 2 credit points of which must be at level 3.

Details of major sequences

Computer Science - unit set code MJ-S000046

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), Waterfront (Geelong)

SIT102Introduction to Programming

SIT192Discrete Mathematics

SIT222Operating Systems Concepts

SIT232Object-Oriented Development

SIT322Cloud Systems

SIT323Cloud Application Development

Game Development - unit set code MJ-S000042

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

SIT151Game Fundamentals

SIT190Introductory Mathematical Methods **

SIT204Mathematics and Physics for Games

SIT153Introduction to Game Programming

SIT354Real-Time Graphics and Rendering

SIT255Game Development Patterns

SIT353Multiplayer and Networked Games

**NOTE: students who have completed Mathematical Methods 3 and 4 or equivalent may choose to replace SIT190 with an elective unit

Interactive Media Design - unit set code MJ-S000043

Burwood (Melbourne)

SIT161Principles of Interactive Media

SIT162Introduction to Creative Technologies

SIT263Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT253Audio and Visual Production

SIT361Interactive Technology Application

SIT363Unit description is currently unavailable

Networking - unit set code MJ-S000047

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

SIT182Real World Practices for Cyber Security

SIT272Enterprise Network Construction

SIT203Web Programming

SIT322Cloud Systems

SIT382System Security

SIT377Unit description is currently unavailable

Security - unit set code MJ-S000041

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

SIT182Real World Practices for Cyber Security

SIT192Discrete Mathematics


SIT284Cyber Security Management

SIT382System Security

SIT384Data Analytics for Cyber Security

Highly recommended elective unit:

SIT190Introductory Mathematical Methods

Software Development - unit set code MJ-S000044

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

SIT102Introduction to Programming

SIT232Object-Oriented Development

SIT221Data Structures and Algorithms

SIT203Web Programming

SIT321Software Engineering Methods

SIT323Cloud Application Development

Mathematical Modelling (B, G, X) - unit set code MJ-S000007

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

SIT192Discrete Mathematics

SIT194Introduction to Mathematical Modelling


SIT291Mathematical Methods for Information Modelling

SIT292Linear Algebra for Data Analysis

SIT396Complex Analysis

SIT392Public-Key Cryptography

SIT399Optimization Modelling and Decision Analysis