Bachelor of Business Information Systems

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Program Description

Course summary

Business information specialists are trained to analyse business problems and find possible IT solutions for these problems. This ranges from running an efficiency audit on a company's information systems through to analysing the effectiveness of a file management system and designing business software applications.

Business information specialists are also involved in the analysis, design, implementation, maintenance and enhancement of computer-based information systems critical to the successful operation of modern organisations. These specialists require a sound understanding of the business requirements to develop information systems and solutions to meet identified business needs and must deal with users at all levels within an organisation.

This course is specifically designed to prepare you for a career as a systems analyst or an information systems specialist. As well as having the capability of working in a business environment, graduates can work for the government or non-profit organisations.

This degree

The Bachelor of Business Information Systems provides foundation knowledge of organisational areas in IT, including:

  • Database management and security
  • Networks and Communications
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Principles of eBusiness
  • IT project management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Project

You will also study key commerce subjects such as accounting and management. In your final year, you will develop your own application as part of an annual student team project, developing solutions to real-world problems provided by our industry partners.

What you will study

  • Business analysis systems and design
  • Programming
  • Data management
  • Business systems infrastructure and security

You will also study key commerce subjects such as accounting and management. In your final year, you will develop your own application as part of an annual student team project, developing solutions to real-world problems provided by our industry partners.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

  • Demonstrate theoretical and technical knowledge of business information systems and the ability to apply this knowledge in developing effective information systems.
  • Perform analysis and design in developing computer applications within business contexts.
  • Develop effective systems implementation within business contexts.
  • Think creatively in identifying effective system solutions for business problems.
  • Function effectively as part of a team to accomplish a set of common goals and objectives and communicate with project stakeholders.
  • Apply informed professional judgments regarding ethical and responsible decision making with consideration of related social responsibilities.
  • Reflect upon work practices, tools and frameworks for ongoing professional development.

Course Structure

To qualify for an award of the degree, the Bachelor of Business Information Systems, candidates must satisfactorily complete at least 144 credit points, comprised of the following:

  1. 138 credit points of core subjects, as set out in the Bachelor of Business Information Systems Core Subject List, and
  2. One (1) elective subject (6 credit points), chosen from the General Schedule, School of Computing and Information Technology Subject List or Business Schedules.

Note:

  • A maximum of 60 credit points of 100-level subjects can be undertaken as part of the Bachelor of Business Information Systems degree.
  • The Faculty encourages the development of ICT skills and knowledge in the workplace through an industry placement. Completion of ISIT200 Industry Placement, which is a minimum of a single 8-week period of approved industry placement, assessed in the form of written reports is highly recommended to all students to complete this placement.

Core Subject List

Year 1

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CSIT111 Programmeming Fundamentals 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT113 Problem Solving 6 Autumn
CSIT114 System Analysis 6 Autumn
CSIT115 Data Management and Security 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT121 Object Oriented Design and Programmeming 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT127 Networks and Communications 6 Spring
CSIT128 Introduction to Web Technology 6 Spring
MGNT110 Introduction to Management 6 Autumn, Spring

Year 2

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CSIT214 IT Project Management 6 Autumn, Spring
ISIT204 Principles of eBusiness 6 Spring
ISIT224 Management Information Systems 6 Spring
CSIT226 Human-Computer Interaction 6 Spring
MATH223 Mathematics for Information Technology 12 Autumn
Plus 3 Business subjects as listed in the Business Electives List below or 2 Business subjects as listed in the Business Electives List, as well as CSIT110 (Fundamental Programmeming with Python), offered in the School of Computing and Information Technology. 18

Year 3

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CSIT314 Software Development Methodologies 6 Autumn
CSIT321 Project 12 Annual, Spring 2019/Autumn 2020
Plus 1 Business subject 6
Plus 3 CSCI-300 or ISIT-300 level subjects 18
Plus 1 elective from the General Schedule, School of Computing and Information Technology Subject List or Business Schedule 6

Accreditation & professional recognition

The Bachelor of Business Information Systems is accredited by the Australian Computer Society as meeting the requirements for membership at the "Professional level".

Why choose this course

The University of Wollongong has experts encompassing the entire breadth of the underlying sciences, IT, engineering and mathematical methodologies in the ICT industry.

We have one of the strongest schools for building, deploying and managing the latest computing technologies and business computing systems. Working closely with industry partners we ensure all programmes remain relevant to industry trends and developments.

Students study real-world projects and interact with and learn from industry professionals to ensure their career-readiness upon graduation.

Career opportunities

  • Auditor
  • Banker
  • Analyst
  • Financial controller
  • Accountant
  • Policy advisor
  • Business adviser
  • OHS officer
  • HR manager consultant
  • Stockbroker
  • Insurance broker
  • Fund manager
  • Exporter/Importer
  • Public relations coordinator
  • Market researcher
  • Advertising executive
  • Brand/product manager
  • Event manager

Admission

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Credit for Prior Learning

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Upon successful completion of the UOW College Diploma of Information Technology, you will receive a credit of 48 credit points towards a Bachelor of Business Information Systems (BBIS) at UOW. You will be required to meet minimum subject requirements in order to progress from the Diploma of IT into the second year of a BBIS.

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this programme:

IELTS Academic

  • Overall Score: 6.0
  • Reading: 6.0
  • Writing: 6.0
  • Listening: 6.0
  • Speaking: 6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

  • Overall Score: 70
  • Reading: 18
  • Writing: 18
  • Listening: 17
  • Speaking: 17

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Last updated September 2019

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