Bachelor of Information Systems

CRICOS Code:113296F

The global demand for information and communication technology (ICT) professionals is strong and growing. In Australia, ICT is one of the top five industries hiring new staff members in Australia. According to the Australian Computer Society, Australia will need 520,000 additional qualified ICT staff in 2026 compared to 2019. Internationally, 24 developed countries report a shortage of software engineers and developers, and 11 countries report a shortage of ICT data analysts.

Bachelor of Information Systems
Melbourne, Australia

 

LearningWhite  Study Mode: Face to face
Duration Duration: Full-time, 3 years
Location Location: 123 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Requirements Course Requirements: 22 Core Units Plus Internship  (equivalent to 2 units)
Requirements

Academic Entry Requirements

  • Completion of a current or previously approved Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), Higher School Certificate (HSE) or equivalent; or
  • Completion of the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma), including English; or
  • Completion of an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard to an approved Australian Year 12 qualification, including English; or
  • Completion of one year of an AQF-accredited award at the level of Certificate IV or above; or
  • Completion of one year of study at Level 7 of the AQF or equivalent at an Australian or overseas higher education provider. This includes applicants who have completed or partially completed a degree or Higher Education Diploma (HE Diploma).

Age Entry Requirement

  • In general, applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age before commencing this course at the Institute. Applicants who are 17 years or above upon commencement may apply directly to the Academic Dean for consideration on a case by case basis.

International Students      

Academic Entry Requirements

  • Completion of a current or previously approved VCE, HSC or equivalent; or
  • Completion of the IB Diploma, including English; or
  • Completion of an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard to an approved Australian Year 12 qualification; or
  • Completion of one year of an AQF-accredited award at the level of Certificate IV or above; or
  • Completion of one year of study at Level 7 of the AQF or equivalent at an Australian or overseas higher education provider. This includes applicants who have completed or partially completed a degree or HE Diploma.

English Entry Requirements

  • Completion of an Australian Year 12 or AQF Level 5 qualification or higher that was studied in Australia in English within the past two years; or
  • IELTS score of a minimum of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent; or
  • Recognised English Language Course: English for Academic Purposes from Ozford English Language Centre or another CRICOS listed English language qualification studied in Australia with outcomes equivalent to IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5; or
  • Completion of an Australian Certificate IV English as an Additional Language (EAL) qualification or another Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS)-listed English language qualification studied in Australia with outcomes equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above; or
  • Completion of the 10-week English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program at Ozford English Language Centre or other English language centres endorsed by the National English Language Teaching Accreditation Scheme (NEAS) quality assurance, which will meet the IELTS equivalent of 6.0 or above.

Age Entry Requirement

  • In general, applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age before commencing this course at the Institute. Applicants who are 17 years or above upon commencement may apply directly to the Academic Dean for consideration on a case-by-case basis.
Requirements Career Outcomes
  • Business Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Systems Manager
  • ICT Consultant
  • Systems Analyst

Course Overview

The overall purpose of the Bachelor of Information Systems (BIS) course is to develop competent and practical practitioners who add value to the professional ICT community. The course is designed to combine essential knowledge in core business disciplines with advanced knowledge in ICT. Students will learn the principles behind the design of information systems and how ICT can be used to help organisations to meet their needs. Contemporary and emerging ICT topics such as big data, block chain, business intelligence and Internet of Things are incorporated into the course to ensure the graduates are immersed with the latest developments in ICT.

Core Units

– ICT 1100 Business Information Systems
– MKT 1100 Marketing Principles
– ACC1100 Accounting for Decision Making
– ECO1100 Economic Principles
– LAW1100 Commercial Law
– STA1100 Business Statistics
– MGT1100 Management Principles
– MGT1100 Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
– ICT2100 Introduction to Computer Networking
– ICT2110 ICT Professional Practice and Communication
– ICT2200 Database Systems
– ICT2210 System Analysis and Design
– ICT2220 Introduction to Cyber Security
– ICT2300 Data Analytics
– ICT2310 Information System Management
– ICT2320 Enterprise System
– ICT3100 Security Management and Governance
– ICT3110 System Implementation and Service Management
– MGT3100 Project Management
– ICT3200 Business Intelligence
– ICT3210 e-Business Systems
– ICT3220 Knowledge Management Systems
– WIL3500 Internship

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods used for each course will vary depending on the individual unit of study. Generally, the assessment will comprise one or more assessment items with different percentage weightings being applied to each. Types of assessment items include (but not limited to):

  • Practical Exercises
  • Mid-Semester Tests
  • Reflective Journal Reports
  • Individual and Group Presentations
  • Individual and Group Projects and Assignments
  • Case Study Analyses and Reports
  • Workplace Evaluation

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