Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Information Technology

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Information Systems / Bachelor of Information Technology
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeD371

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The course offers studies of IT and Information Systems, producing graduates with practical and theoretical knowledge in ICT leading to a spectrum of highly sought after graduate roles. This course will provide students with a thorough grounding in software development, web design, database, networking and project management. Graduates work in roles such 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.


Equipment requirements

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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
$8,961Not applicable$26,000

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

Students will undertake 16 credit points in the Faculty of Business and Law and 16 credit points in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment.  Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Information Systems (M340) and the Bachelor of Information Technology (S326) must be satisfied.

The 16 credit points studied within the Bachelor of Information Systems must include 14 credit points of core units* and 2 credit points of general electives from the Bachelor of Information Systems.

The 16 credit points studied within the Bachelor of Information Technology must include 6 credit point of core IT units*, 4 credit points of IT course grouped units and one IT major sequence.

See course entry for Bachelor of Information Systems (M340) or Bachelor of Information Technology (S326).

* Students undertaking D371 must not undertake MIS231, MIS399, MIS396, SIT101, SIT306 and SIT374. Given this, students will replace these core units with 2 credit points of elective units from the faculty of Business and Law and 2 credit points of elective units from the Bachelor of Information Technology instead.