Bachelor of Information Systems

Course summary for international students

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

3 years full-time

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)*

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$25,000 AUD
CRICOS course code078140K
IELTS Requirement

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

Deakin course code M340
VTAC Codes1400414213 - Waterfront (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
1400514213 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

*Offered Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud (online) only

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Information Systems aims to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to build a career as an information systems professional and recognise the value of the contribution they can make to society as a professional.

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

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.

Course rules

The Bachelor of Information Systems is a 24 credit point course consisting of up to 17 credit points of core units from the Department of Information and Business Analytics and up to 8 credit points of general electives to enable students to include a 6 or 8 credit point major sequence.

Course structure

Core Units

MCA010Communication for Academic Studies (0 cp)

MIS010Academic Induction for the Bachelor of Information Systems (0 cp)

MIS203Information Practice

MIS171Business Analytics

MIS201Business Requirements Analysis

MIS202Managing Data and Information

MIS211IS Services, Infrastructure and the Cloud

MIS231Professional Ethics, Security and Governance

MIS271Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

MIS276Design Thinking

MWL201Community Based Volunteering

MIS312Social Media and Mobile Strategies

MIS313Strategic Supply Chain Management

MIS352Business Process Management

MIS372Predictive Analytics

MIS398Project Management

MIS399Applied Business Project

plus one unit of Work Integrated Learning chosen from:

MWL202Team Projects

MWL203Work Based Learning

MWL301Team Internship

MWL303Business Internship

MWL311Industry Based Learning (3mth)

MWL312Industry Based Learning (6mth)

plus eight credit points of general elective units or if you have completed the 2 credit point unit, MIS396, 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

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