Bachelor of Commerce /Bachelor of Information Systems

Course summary for local students


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

2016: November (Trimester 3)

2017: March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2017$10,288 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017Not applicable
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555

VTAC Codes1400516351 - 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

The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

Learn more about fees and available payment options.

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).

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


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 and how to apply for credit.

How to apply

Trimester 3 – start studying in November 2016

To see if this course is taking applications, check our Trimester 3 webpage. Applications for Trimester 3 are made directly to Deakin through our Applicant Portal.

Trimester 1 – start studying in March 2017

Apply through VTAC for Trimester 1.

Exceptions to submitting a VTAC application

If you are:

  • not studying Year 12 in 2016 and only intend to apply to one institution for one course (which is Deakin), or
  • applying for a Deakin course, which is not listed on the VTAC website.

a direct application can be submitted to Deakin through our Applicant Portal.


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.