Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Information Technology

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Information Systems / Bachelor of Information Technology
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeD371

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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, interactive media, computer games, gaming, programming, and cloud computing. 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.

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).


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

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 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
  • MCA010 Communication for Academic Studies (0 credit point unit)
  • MIS010 Academic Induction for the Bachelor of Information Systems (0 credit point unit)

 

The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Information Technology include:-

  • 6 credit points of core IT units (excluding SIT101, SIT306 and SIT374)
  • 4 credit points of elective units
  • a 6 credit point IT major sequence
  • SIT010 Safety Induction Program (0 credit point unit)
  • STP010 Introduction to Work Placements (0 credit point unit)
  • Level 3 - 4 credit points (which must be SIT course grouped units)

 

Course structure

Units

To assist you in following the course rules:

Please see course entry for Bachelor of Information Systems (M340) and Bachelor of Information Technology (S326) to view the units to be completed