Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Information Technology

Course summary for international students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Information Systems / Bachelor of Information Technology
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes

4 years full-time

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$26,000 AUD
CRICOS course code078147C
IELTS Requirement

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

Deakin course code D371
VTAC Codes1400514223 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The course offers studies of IT and Information Systems, producing graduates with practical and theoretical knowledge in ICT leading to a spectrum of highly sought after graduate roles. This course will provide students with a thorough grounding in software development, web design, database, networking and project management. Graduates work in roles such as business analyst, computer systems designer, systems programmer, information security officer, games designer, games programmer, security specialist, network manager, project manager and multimedia technology developer.

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 au for more information about 2016 fees.

Career opportunities

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

Course rules

Students will undertake 16 credit points in the Faculty of Business and Law and 16 credit points in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment.  Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Information Systems (M340) and the Bachelor of Information Technology (S326) must be satisfied.

The 16 credit points studied within the Bachelor of Information Systems must include 14 credit points of core units* and 2 credit points of general electives from the Bachelor of Information Systems.

The 16 credit points studied within the Bachelor of Information Technology must include 6 credit point of core IT units*, 4 credit points of IT course grouped units and one IT major sequence.

See course entry for Bachelor of Information Systems (M340) or Bachelor of Information Technology (S326).

* Students undertaking D371 must not undertake MIS231, MIS399, MIS396, SIT101, SIT306 and SIT374. Given this, students will replace these core units with 2 credit points of elective units from the faculty of Business and Law and 2 credit points of elective units from the Bachelor of Information Technology instead.

Equipment requirements

For information regarding hardware and software requirements, please refer to the School of Information Technology's website, or telephone 03 9244 6699.

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

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

Alternate exits

Bachelor of Information Systems (M340)
Bachelor of Information Technology (S326)