Bachelor of Information Systems

Course summary for current students

Year2018 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Information Systems
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeM340
Approval statusThis course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognitionThe award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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

Information systems teaches you to use technology to effectively capture and use digital information in a business environment. An information systems professional focuses on applying technology and strategic decision-making to the managing of vast quantities of business' information. In this course you'll focus on developing and applying information technology solutions to real-life business problems. You'll learn how to perform business analytics, develop business intelligence tool and the ability to critically analyse an organisation's information needs so that you can decide on the best information management approach.

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.

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).

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

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 rules

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.  Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.

To complete the course you must include:-

  • Up to 17 credit points of core units (including one Work Integrated Learning unit)
  • Up to 8 credit points of elective units (which may include a 6 or 8 credit point major sequence)
  • MIS010 Academic Induction for the Bachelor of Information Systems (0 credit point unit)

Course structure

Core units

MIS010Academic Induction for the Bachelor of Information Systems (0 cp)

MIS171Business Analytics

MIS201Business Requirements Analysis

MIS202Managing Data and Information

MIS203Making Sense of Information #

MIS211IS Services, Infrastructure and the Cloud

MIS231Professional Ethics in the Digital Age

MIS271Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

MIS276Design Thinking

MWL201Community Based Volunteering

MIS312Social Media and Mobile Strategies

MIS313Strategic Supply Chain Management

MIS352Business Process Management

MIS372Predictive Analytics

MIS398Project Management

MIS399Applied Business Project

plus one unit of Work Integrated Learning chosen from:

MWL202Team Projects

MWL203Work Based Learning

MWL301Team Internship

MWL303Business Internship

MWL311Industry Based Learning (3mth)

MWL312Industry Based Learning (6mth) *

# 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.