Bachelor of Information Systems
Course summary for international students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Information Systems|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)|
3 years full-time
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)*
*Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud (online) only.
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$25,000 AUD|
|CRICOS course code||078140K|
IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|VTAC Codes||1400414213 - Waterfront (Geelong), International full-fee paying place|
1400514213 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
|Deakin course code||M340|
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Key dates
Information systems (IS) refers to the business side of technology. It looks at the way businesses structure their systems of information and the various ways that people and organisations make use of technology to improve their processes ad workflows. This course gives you the skills to analyse existing information systems, develop new systems and find solutions to common IS management issues.
Digital information has revolutionised the way the world does business. The discipline of information systems is about the capture, strategic use and associated technology of digital information in the business environment. The role of an information systems professional focuses on applying technology and strategic decision-making to the job of managing vast quantities of a business’s information.
In this course you’ll focus on developing and applying information technology solutions to real-life business problems. For example, you’ll learn how to perform basic SQL (Structured Query Language) queries and develop the ability to critically analyse an organisation’s information needs so that you can decide on the best information management approach.
To get a broad understanding of the context of IS in a modern business setting, you’ll cover areas such as data storage, professional ethics in the digital age, IS strategies relating to social media and mobile technology, infrastructure and the Cloud.
Work-integrated learning is a core component of this degree. Our 'Industry Campus' program gives you the opportunity to work with real-life IS problems in real-life workplaces with real-life IS 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.
IS graduates are in high demand globally, and with high graduate salaries on offer an IS degree can set you up for a satisfying and rewarding career. Diverse career opportunities include specialist information systems roles, such as project manager, business analyst, security analyst, database developer, web designer and information systems project leader.
Professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) means your 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 firstname.lastname@example.org au for more information about 2016 fees.
Work integrated learning is a core component of this degree. An 'Industry Campus' program facilitates formal engagement between students and employers. This program aims to ensure that every student has multiple touch points with employers of information systems graduates and information systems professionals during their degree to help students identify potential employers and understand the career outcomes available to them.
To complete the Bachelor of Information Systems, students must attain a total of 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.
The 24 credit points include up to 17 credit points of core units (including one Work Integrated Learning unit), up to 8 credit points of elective units to enable students to include a 6 or 8 credit point major sequence and 2 zero credit point academic induction units. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.
|MCA010||Communication for Academic Studies (0 cp)|
|MIS010||Academic Induction for the Bachelor of Information Systems (0 cp)|
|MIS203||Making Sense of Information #|
|MIS201||Business Requirements Analysis|
|MIS202||Managing Data and Information|
|MIS211||IS Services, Infrastructure and the Cloud|
|MIS231||Professional Ethics in the Digital Age|
|MIS271||Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing|
|MWL201||Community Based Volunteering|
|MIS312||Social Media and Mobile Strategies|
|MIS313||Strategic Supply Chain Management|
|MIS352||Business Process Management|
|MIS399||Applied Business Project|
plus one unit of Work Integrated Learning chosen from:
|MWL203||Work Based Learning|
|MWL311||Industry Based Learning (3mth)|
|MWL312||Industry Based Learning (6mth)|
# This unit was previously coded MIS102
Plus eight credit points of general elective units or if you have completed the 2 credit point unit, MWL312, 7 credit points of general elective units.
Course Learning Outcomes
|Graduate Learning Outcome||Course Learning Outcome|
|Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities||Develop and apply broad and coherent knowledge of the foundation theories, concepts and practice of Information Systems within an organisation or social setting.|
|Communication||Communicate ideas and concepts, with consideration to impacts and outcomes, to specialist and non-specialist audiences (using appropriate tools, technologies and techniques).|
|Digital literacy||Use appropriate technologies to source, evaluate and analyse information relevant to a variety of issues and contexts in information systems.|
|Critical thinking||Apply critical and creative thinking skills in a variety of information systems settings.|
|Problem solving||Identify and model problems and articulate broad solutions related to authentic situations in the field of Information Systems.|
|Self-management||Demonstrate intellectual independence and reflect on self-performance to identify and plan future professional development.|
|Teamwork||Work collaboratively in diverse teams to produce and share solutions to information systems or other business or social problems.|
|Global citizenship||Demonstrate ethical, legal, and responsible behaviour in the development and deployment of information systems to meet stakeholder needs.|
|Approved by Faculty Board October 2014.|
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
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