Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Year and Campus:||2011 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||300 credit points taken over 36 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
CoordinatorEastern Precinct Student Centre
Eastern Precinct Student Centre
The Eastern Precinct (building 138)
(between Doug McDonell building and Eastern Resource Centre)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
There is no first year intake into this course after 2008.
The degree in information systems focuses on the design, specification, and creation of information systems, and on the human and organisational arrangements needed to use information systems to achieve organisational goals. To cover these increasingly interrelated topics, the course offers study in five key areas: information systems, information technology, organisations, analytical skills, and professional competencies.
|Objectives:||The objective of the Bachelor of Information Systems course is to prepare students to be part of teams that imagine, specify, design, justify, build, implement, manage and use information systems. To accomplish this objective, graduates must understand how to use information technology, including hardware, software, and telecommunications, as a conduit for the value-added information content of formal organisational systems. This understanding is based on a solid theoretical grounding in both technology and organisations, as well as on experience working both individually and in teams to apply the theory to practice.|
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
The final first year intake into the Bachelor of Information Systems course was at the start of 2008.
Students must complete a minimum (and maximum) of 300 points of approved studies, comprising:
Students may not undertake more than 112.5 points at first year level towards this course.
A number of changes to subject offerings have occurred in recent years. Many subjects identified as either core or elective in the information systems have been replaced by alternate subjects.
Students requiring specialist advice on subjects to enrol in to fulfil the requirements of the information systems component should contact the Eastern Precinct Student Centre.
|Entry Requirements:||There is no first year intake into this course after 2008.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
Honours and Masters level studies are available as indicated at
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Information Systems course, students should:
Specific capabilities will be developed through work in the five key areas of the course.
1. Information systems
2. Information technology
4. Analytical skills
5. Professional competencies
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