Bachelor of Information Systems/Diploma of Language

Course summary for local students

Year2015 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Information Systems / Diploma of Language
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length3.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)*

Indicative annual fee 2015$7,591* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Arts and Education
Tel 03 5227 3379 or 03 5227 2477 Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Tel 03 9246 8100 Burwood (Melbourne)

Tel 03 5563 3314 Warrnambool 

Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555
Deakin Customer Service
Tel 1800 624 316

VTAC Codes1400416411 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400516411 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400616411 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin course code D328

*Offered Burwood (Melbourne) only

Please note: Students enrolled in this combined course at Waterfront (Geelong) will also be required to undertake units of study at Waurn Ponds (Geelong).

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Information Systems/Diploma of Language enables students to structure their own language focused course by combining subjects from arts whilst undertaking studies in information systems.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.

* The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.

The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

A combined course such as the Bachelor of Information Systems/Diploma of Language offers you the chance to broaden your career opportunities after graduation.  For further information on career outcomes for this combined course, see the entries for Bachelor of Information Systems and Diploma of Language.

Course rules

The Bachelor of Information Systems/Diploma of Language is a 28-credit-point program, comprising 16 credit points from the Faculty of Business and Law, 8 credit points from the Faculty of Arts and Education and 4 credit points of general electives that can be taken from any Faculty.  Students must fulfil the requirements of each of the two degrees in their course of study.

The 16 credit points studied within the Bachelor of Information Systems must include the 16 credit points of core units, excluding MIS396.

The 8 credit points required for the Diploma of Language comprise 8 credit points from one of the language streams.

See course entry for Bachelor of Information Systems (M340) or Diploma of Language (A225).

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.  In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.  For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Prerequisites are units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Applications for Campus and Cloud (online) study in Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC (external site).

Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Alternate exits

Bachelor of Information Systems (M340)
Diploma of Language (A225)