Bachelor of Information Systems / Bachelor of Arts

Course summary for international students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Information Systems / Bachelor of Arts
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length

4 years full-time

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$25,000 AUD
CRICOS course code078146D
LevelUndergraduate
IELTS Requirement

IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

VTAC Codes1400416443 - Waterfront (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
1400516443 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
Deakin course code D370
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

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

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The capture, strategic use and associated technology of digital information in the business environment is known as the discipline of Information Systems (IS). This flexible combined degree gives you focused technical skills in IS, along with broad and well-rounded general knowledge in subject areas such as media, politics, journalism or languages.

IS focuses on the business side of technology. It looks at the way that businesses structure their systems of information and the various ways that people and organisations make use of technology to improve their businesses and the way they work.

The role of an IS professional concentrates on applying technology and strategic decision-making to the job of managing vast quantities of a business’s information. This course gives you the skills to analyse existing information systems, develop new systems and find solutions to common IS management issues.

In the arts stream you’ll get to choose from complementary areas of study such as media and communication, international studies, politics and policy, visual communication, journalism, public relations, languages or sociology. An arts degree is designed to help you explore subject areas that awaken your interests and passions, while broadening your knowledge of the world around you.

Combining IS and arts means you can position yourself as an IS professional within a wide range of arts-based industries. You’ll be in the unique position of understanding the special language spoken in both worlds – an attribute that will not only enhance your business relationships but is also highly regarded by employers.

IS graduates are in high demand globally, with one of the highest starting graduate salaries in Australia. An IS degree combined with an arts degree tailored to your interests leads to a wide range of satisfying and rewarding career opportunities.

Professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) means your IS degree is recognised in industry, resulting in better job outcomes.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu au for more information about 2016 fees.

Career opportunities

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

Course rules

To complete the Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Arts 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 Arts and Education.  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 Arts (A300) 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 16 credit points of core units (excluding MWL312) and 2 zero credit point academic induction units.

The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Arts include a minimum of 4 credits points at level 3 and a major and minor sequence or two majors as described in the Bachelor of Arts (A300).

Course structure

Units

To assist you in following the course rules:

Please see course entry for Bachelor of Information Systems (M340) and Bachelor of Arts (A300) to view the units to be completed.

Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

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

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au