Bachelor of Commerce /Bachelor of Information Systems

Course summary for local students

Year

2017 course information

Award granted Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Information Systems
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Length4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555
Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

LevelUndergraduate
VTAC Codes1400416351 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400516351 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400616351 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin course code D366

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.

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.

Career opportunities

A combined course such as the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Information Systems 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 Bachelor of Commerce.

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, an 8 credit point major sequence (excluding Management Information Systems and Business Analytics) and a zero credit point communication induction unit.

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 and a zero credit point academic induction 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.

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, including 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

Check our Trimester 3 site to see if this course is having a Trimester 3 intake.

Applications for Trimester 3 are made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.

For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

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.