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Bachelor of Information Systems

Course summary for local students

Award granted Bachelor of Information Systems
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length3 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 contacts

Faculty of Business and Law
Waterfront (Geelong) Tel 03 5227 1277
Email enqblg@deakin.edu.au
Burwood (Melbourne) Tel 03 9244 6555
Email enqblm@deakin.edu.au
Warrnambool and Cloud (online)
Tel 03 5563 3510
Email enqblw@deakin.edu.au

VTAC Codes1400414211 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400514211 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400614211 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin course code M340

* For a  helpful guide to courses and careers in business and law please refer to our Your Decision undergraduate careers guide [1.8MB] 


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 to recognise the value of the contribution they can make to society as a professional.

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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.

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.

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Course rules

The Bachelor of Information Systems is a 24 credit point course consisting of 16 credit points of core units from the School of Information and Business Analytics and 8 credit points of unspecified electives to enable students to include a 6 or 8 credit point major sequence.

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Course structure

Core Units


MCA010 Communication for Academic Studies  

MIS101 Business Information Systems  

MIS171 Business Analytics  

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  

MIS276 Design Thinking  

MIS291 Community Based Volunteering A  

MIS312 eBusiness Strategies  

MIS332 People, Work and Technology  

MIS352 Enterprise Systems  

MIS398 Project Management  

MIS399 Applied Business Project  


plus two credit points of Work Integrated Learning chosen from:

MIS293 Work Based Learning  

MIS393 Team Based Learning  

MIS390 Business Internship A  

MIS391 Business Internship B  

MIS394 Industry Based Learning in Business A  

MIS395 Industry Based Learning in Business B  

MIS396 Industry Based Learning in Business C  

MIS397 Industry Based Learning in Business D  


plus eight credit points of general elective units.

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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 Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

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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. 

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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.

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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.


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