Bachelor of Information Systems
Course summary for current students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted ||Bachelor of Information Systems|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Deakin course code||M340|
Information systems (IS) refers to the business side of technology. It looks at the way businesses structure their systems of information and the various ways that people and organisations make use of technology to improve their processes ad workflows. This course gives you the skills to analyse existing information systems, develop new systems and find solutions to common IS management issues.
Digital information has revolutionised the way the world does business. The discipline of information systems is about the capture, strategic use and associated technology of digital information in the business environment. The role of an information systems professional focuses on applying technology and strategic decision-making to the job of managing vast quantities of a business’s information.
In this course you’ll focus on developing and applying information technology solutions to real-life business problems. For example, you’ll learn how to perform basic SQL (Structured Query Language) queries and develop the ability to critically analyse an organisation’s information needs so that you can decide on the best information management approach.
To get a broad understanding of the context of IS in a modern business setting, you’ll cover areas such as data storage, professional ethics in the digital age, IS strategies relating to social media and mobile technology, infrastructure and the Cloud.
Work-integrated learning is a core component of this degree. Our 'Industry Campus' program gives you the opportunity to work with real-life IS problems in real-life workplaces with real-life IS 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.
IS graduates are in high demand globally, and with high graduate salaries on offer. An IS degree can set you up for a satisfying and rewarding career. Diverse career opportunities include specialist information systems roles, such as project manager, business analyst, security analyst, database developer, web designer and information systems project leader.
Professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) means your degree is recognised in industry, resulting in better job outcomes.
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.
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 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. |
| ||Approved by Faculty Board October 2014. |
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)
- MCA010 Communication for Academic Studies (0 credit point unit)
- MIS010 Academic Induction for the Bachelor of Information Systems (0 credit point unit)
|MCA010||Communication for Academic Studies (0 cp)|
|MIS010||Academic Induction for the Bachelor of Information Systems (0 cp)|
|MIS203||Making Sense of Information #|
|MIS201||Business Requirements Analysis |
|MIS202||Managing Data and Information |
|MIS211||IS Services, Infrastructure and the Cloud |
|MIS231||Professional Ethics in the Digital Age |
|MIS271||Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing |
|MWL201||Community Based Volunteering |
|MIS312||Social Media and Mobile Strategies |
|MIS313||Strategic Supply Chain Management |
|MIS352||Business Process Management |
|MIS399||Applied Business Project |
plus one unit of Work Integrated Learning chosen from:
|MWL311||Industry Based Learning (3mth) |
|MWL312||Industry Based Learning (6mth) |
# This unit was previously coded MIS102
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.