Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Information Technology
Course summary for current students
|Year||2018 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Information Systems / Bachelor of Information Technology|
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||D371|
|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.|
- Course overview
- Indicative student workload
- Professional recognition
- Career opportunities
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
When you study Deakin’s combined Bachelor of Information Systems (IS) and Bachelor of Information Technology (IT), you’ll graduate with two qualifications that are among the most highly sought after by employers worldwide.
We’ll show you how to apply strategic IT solutions to real-life business problems, and give you skills in software development, programming, cloud computing and more.
Today’s employers place high value on multi-skilled graduates. With the information and communications technology sector thriving, there is a high demand for skilled IS and IT graduates. This combined degree allows you to undertake complementary studies in both degrees while exploring particular areas of interest to you.
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.
The IT stream is designed to give you a thorough grounding in software development, web design, database, networking and project management. The course covers IT and its applications in areas such as security, application development, creative technologies, computer games, gaming, cloud computing and virtual and augmented reality. We’ll teach you how to build useful systems and lead project teams, and you’ll gain experience constructing smart IT solutions for real-world problems.
Work-integrated learning is a core component of this degree. Our 'Industry Campus' program gives you the opportunity to work with real-life problems in real-life workplaces with real-life IS and IT 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.
As a graduate, you’ll be qualified for such roles as business analyst, computer systems designer, systems programmer, information security officer, games designer, games programmer, security specialist, network manager, project manager, and multimedia technology developer.
Professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) means your degree is recognised in industry, resulting in better job outcomes.
For further information on career outcomes for this combined course, see the stand-alone entries for Bachelor of Information Systems and Bachelor of Information Technology.
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).
A combined course such as the Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Information Technology 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 Information Technology.
For information regarding hardware and software requirements, please refer to the School of Information Technology's website, www.deakin.edu.au/information-technology/students or 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 Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) of each of the single degrees.
To complete the Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Information Technology students must attain a total of 32 credit points, consisting of 16 credit points from the Faculty of Business and Law and 16 credit points from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Information Systems (M340) and the Bachelor of Information Technology (S326) 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 Information Systems include:
- 14 credit points of core units (excluding MIS231, MIS399 and MWL312)
- 2 credit points of elective units
- MIS010 Academic Induction for the Bachelor of Information Systems (0 credit point unit)
The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Information Technology include:
- 8 credit points of core IT units (excluding SIT124, SIT306 and SIT374)
- 2 credit points of elective units
- a 6 credit point IT major sequence
- completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
- completion of SIT010 Safety Induction Program (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
- completion of STP010 Introduction to Work Placements (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
- Level 3 - 4 credit points (which must be SIT course grouped units)
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.