Bachelor of Commerce /Bachelor of Information Systems

Course summary for current students

Year

2017 course information

Award granted Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Information Systems
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeD366

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 sub-headings

Course overview

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.

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 www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Course rules

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)
  • MCA010 Communication for Academic Studies (0 credit point unit)
  • 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)

Course structure

Units

To assist you in following the course rules:

Please see course entry for the Bachelor of Commerce (M300) and the Bachelor of Information Systems (M340) to view the units to be completed.