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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.

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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.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.


Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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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

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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

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Course structure

Information Systems core units

MIS101 Business Information Systems  

MIS202 Managing Data and Information  

MIS201 Business Requirements Analysis  

MIS171 Business Analytics  

Information Technology core units
SIT102 Introduction to Programming  

SIT104 Introduction to Web Development  

SIT105 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for IT  

SIT202 Computer Networks  

SIT223 Information Technology Professional Skills  

SIT302 Project  

SIT374 Project Management  

SIT010 Safety Induction Program  

Note: SIT010 is a 0 credit safety induction unit.


Commerce core units

MAA103 Accounting for Decision Making  

MLC101 Business Law  

MMH299 Business Communication  

MMM132 Management  

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

MLL370 Unit description is currently unavailable  

MIS213 Business on the Internet  

MIS251 Accounting Information Systems  

MIS271 Business Intelligence  

MIS276 Design Thinking  

MIS312 eBusiness Strategies  

MIS313 Strategic Supply Chain Management  

MIS332 People, Work and Technology  

MIS352 Enterprise Systems  

MIS390 Business Internship A  

MIS391 Business Internship B  

MIS398 Project 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.

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Details of major sequences

Computer Science - unit set code MJ-S000046

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


SIT102 Introduction to Programming  

SIT192 Discrete Mathematics  

SIT222 Operating Systems Concepts  

SIT232 Object-Oriented Development  

SIT322 Distributed Systems  

SIT323 Practical Software Development  

Game Development - unit set code MJ-S000042

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


SIT151 Game Fundamentals  

SIT190 Introductory Mathematical Methods  **

SIT204 Mathematics and Physics for Games  

SIT153 Introduction to Game Programming  

SIT354 Real-Time Graphics and Rendering  

SIT255 Advanced Game Development  

SIT353 Multiplayer 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)


SIT161 Principles of Interactive Media  

SIT162 Interactive Media Systems  

SIT263 Unit description is currently unavailable  

SIT253 Audio and Visual Game Elements  

SIT361 Multimedia Systems and Technology  

SIT363 Unit description is currently unavailable  

Networking - unit set code MJ-S000047

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


SIT182 Introduction to Computer Security  

SIT272 Enterprise Network Construction  

SIT203 Web Programming  

SIT322 Distributed Systems  

SIT382 System Security  

SIT377 Unit description is currently unavailable  

Security - unit set code MJ-S000041

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


SIT182 Introduction to Computer Security  

SIT192 Discrete Mathematics  

SIT281 Cryptography  

SIT284 IT Security Management  

SIT382 System Security  

SIT384 Corporate Computer and Network Security  

Highly recommended elective unit:


SIT190 Introductory Mathematical Methods  

Software Development - unit set code MJ-S000044

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


SIT102 Introduction to Programming  

SIT232 Object-Oriented Development  

SIT221 Data Structures and Algorithms  

SIT203 Web Programming  

SIT321 Software Engineering  

SIT323 Practical Software Development  

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

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

SIT192 Discrete Mathematics  

SIT194 Introduction to Mathematical Modelling  

SIT281 Cryptography  

SIT291 Mathematical Methods for Information Modelling  

SIT292 Linear Algebra for Data Analysis  

SIT396 Complex Analysis  

SIT392 Public-Key Cryptography  

SIT399 Computational Decision Analysis  


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