Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Information Technology
Course summary for local students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Information Systems / Bachelor of Information Technology|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||4 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Tuition fee rate||Available fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
|VTAC Codes||1400514221 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
1400614221 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
|Deakin course code||D371|
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
When you study Deakin’s combined Bachelor of Information Systems (IS) and Bachelor of Information Technology (IT), you’ll graduate with two qualifications that are among the most highly sought after by employers worldwide. We’ll show you how to apply strategic IT solutions to real-life business problems, and give you skills in software development, programming, cloud computing and more.
Today’s employers place high value on multi-skilled graduates. With the information and communications technology sector thriving, there is a high demand for skilled IS and IT graduates. This combined degree allows you to undertake complementary studies in both degrees while exploring particular areas of interest to you.
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.
The IT stream is designed to give you a thorough grounding in software development, web design, database, networking and project management. The course covers IT and its applications in areas such as security, interactive media, computer games, gaming, programming, and cloud computing. We’ll teach you how to build useful systems and lead project teams, and you’ll gain experience constructing smart IT solutions for real-world problems.
Work-integrated learning is a core component of this degree. Our 'Industry Campus' program gives you the opportunity to work with real-life problems in real-life workplaces with real-life IS and IT professionals. This means you’ll broaden your professional networks, boost your employability, and get a chance to explore the various career paths available to you.
As a graduate, you’ll be qualified for such roles 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.
Professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) means your degree is recognised in industry, resulting in better job outcomes.
For further information on career outcomes for this combined course, see the stand-alone entries for Bachelor of Information Systems and Bachelor of Information Technology.
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.
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.
To complete the Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Information Technology 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 Science, Engineering and Built Environment. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Information Systems (M340) and Bachelor of Information Technology (S326) 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 14 credit points of core units (excluding MIS231, MIS399 and MWL312), 2 credit points of general electives from the Bachelor of Information Systems and 1 zero credit point academic induction unit.
The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Information Technology include 6 credit points of core IT units (excluding SIT101, SIT306 and SIT374), 4 credit points of elective units, a 6 credit point IT major sequence, a zero credit point safety induction unit and a zero credit point workplace induction unit.
To assist you in following the course rules:
For information regarding hardware and software requirements, please refer to the School of Information Technology's website, www.deakin.edu.au/information-technology/students 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
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
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.