Bachelor of Commerce /Bachelor of Information Systems
Course summary for current students
|Year||2018 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Information Systems|
This course map is for new students commencing from 2018.
If you require a copy of an older course map, please contact Business and Law Student Services.
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Duration||4 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Deakin course code||D366|
|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.|
This course structure applies to students who commenced in 2016.
Students who commenced prior to 2016 should refer to the Handbook Archive for their course structure and consult with their enrolment officer.
- Course overview
- Indicative student workload
- Professional recognition
- Career opportunities
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Information Systems allows students to combine studies Information Systems with studies in commerce such as accounting, finance, economics, marketing and management leading to a broad range of technology enabled business roles. Within the IS stream, you'll look at the business side of technology and at the way that businesses make use of technology to improve the way they work. This course gives you the skills to analyse existing information systems, develop new systems, and find solutions to common IS management issues.
Professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) means your degree is recognised in industry, resulting in better job outcomes.
Graduates with double degrees in commerce and technology are highly sought after by employers.
Indicative student 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.
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).
Deakin's Bachelor of Commerce can lead to accreditation with many professional bodies, such as the Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) Program of CPA Australia, CA program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), Professional Accounting Program (PEP), exemptions in the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and the Australian Marketing Institute, providing you meet the specified requirements within the course.
A combined course such as the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Information Systems offers you the chance to broaden your career opportunities after graduation. For further information on career outcomes for this combined course, see the entries for Bachelor of Information Systems and Bachelor of Commerce.
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 Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) of each of the single degrees.
To complete the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Information Systems, students must attain a total of 32 credit points consisting of 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce and 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Information Systems. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Commerce (M300) and the Bachelor of Information Systems (M340) must be satisfied. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.
The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce include:-
- 8 credit points of core units (MAA103, MAE101, MAF101, MIS171, MLC101, MMK101, MMM132 and MWL101)
- an 8 credit point major sequence (excluding Management Information Systems and Business Analytics)
- Level 3 - at least 4 credit points (which must be course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree)
The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Information Systems include:-
- 15 credit points of core units (excluding MIS171 and MWL312)
- a 1 credit point elective unit
- MIS010 Academic Induction for the Bachelor of Information Systems (0 credit point unit)
To assist you in following the course rules:
Other course information
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.