Bachelor of Information Systems
Course summary for local students
|Year||2015 course information|
|Award granted ||Bachelor of Information Systems|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$9,029* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Faculty of Business and Law
Waterfront (Geelong) Tel 03 5227 1277
Burwood (Melbourne) Tel 03 9244 6555
Warrnambool and Cloud (online)
Tel 03 5563 3510
|VTAC Codes||1400414211 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
1400514211 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400614211 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
|Deakin course code ||M340|
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 to 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 the standard full time load for one year of study.
Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
A Commonwealth Supported Place is one for which the University receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.
* The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.
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.
The Bachelor of Information Systems is a 24 credit point course consisting of up to 17 credit points of core units from the School 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.
|MCA010||Communication for Academic Studies (0 cp)|
|MIS010||Academic Induction for the Bachelor of Information Systems (0 cp)|
|MIS101||Business Information Systems |
|MIS201||Business Requirements Analysis |
|MIS202||Managing Data and Information |
|MIS211||IS Services, Infrastructure and the Cloud |
|MIS231||Professional Ethics in the Digital Age |
|MIS291||Community Based Volunteering A |
Social Media and Mobile Strategies
|MIS332||People, Work and Technology |
|MIS399||Applied Business Project |
plus one unit of Work Integrated Learning chosen from:
|MIS394||Industry Based Learning in Business A |
|MIS396||Industry Based Learning in Business C (2 cp)|
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.
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 (ESL) 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.
How to apply
Applications for Campus and Cloud (online) study in Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC (external site).
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.