The course offers a modern and learning-oriented study of Information Technology and Business Information Systems. It focuses in the areas of computer science and software development, games design and development, IT Security; multimedia technology, and web and mobile technologies, and on the business context of the use of systems analysis and design, systems management, risk and project management. Graduates will be able to operate efficiently and effectively as professionals in the IT and IS sector, and to address the business applications of technology, the management of large quantities of information and the way in which this affects modern organisations.
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table. Some courses may have additional entry requirements. Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
Bachelor of Business Information Systems/Bachelor of Information Technology (International Students)
Fees and charges
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
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.
* 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 2009, 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.
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.
Graduates will be prepared for careers in which a broad knowledge and understanding of the technological aspects of IT, in particular software development, system software, internet programming, computer networks and distributed systems and programming are required.
The course comprises 32 credit points usually completed over four years of full-time study, or the part time equivalent. It is structured to include four information systems core units; five information technology core units; four commerce core units; four Information Systems elective units; 11 IT course grouped elective units; and four credit points of elective units from the Faculty of Business and Law.
All students must complete at least one wholly online unit.
Information Systems core units
MSC120 Business Information Systems
MSC217 Database Management for Business
MSC228 Information Systems Analysis and Design
MSQ171 Business Data Analysis
Information Technology core units;
SIT102 Introduction to Programming
SIT104 Introduction to Web Development
SIT202 Computer Networks
SIT301 IT Practice
SIT010 Safety Induction Program
Note: SIT010 is a 0 credit safety induction unit.
Commerce core units
MAA103 Accounting for Decision Making
MLC101 Business Law
MMH299 Business Communication
Information Systems elective units;
Select four credit points of units of which two must be at level 3:
MLL370 Law and the Internet
MMI301 Business Internship 1
MMI302 Business Internship 2
MSC220 Small Business Systems
MSC244 Business on the Internet
MSC245 eSystems for Business
MSC273 Business Intelligence
MSC302 Information Systems Methodologies
MSC304 Health Informatics
MSC345 Advanced Business Systems Development
MSC347 Information Systems Management
MSC349 Business Strategies for the Internet
MSC350 Information Security and Risk Management
MSC388 Strategic Supply Chain Management
Information Technology course-grouped units
Eleven credit points of units chosen from the following list, but no more than four credit points at level one.
SIT105 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
SIT152 Game Design
SIT203 Web Programming
SIT204 Mathematics and Physics for Games
SIT303 Programming Practice
SIT304 Secure System-Level Programming
SIT372 Data Mining
SIT131 Object-Oriented Development
SIT151 Game Fundamentals
SIT161 Principles of Interactive Media
SIT162 Design of Interactive Media Systems
SIT182 Introduction to Computer Security
SIT191 Introduction to Statistics
SIT192 Discrete Mathematics
SIT194 Introduction to Mathematical Modelling
SIT221 Classes, Libraries and Algorithms
SIT222 Operating Systems Concepts
SIT231 Advanced Database Systems
SIT251 Game Programming 1
SIT252 Game Programming 2
SIT253 Audio and Visual Game Elements
SIT261 Multimedia Delivery Systems
SIT262 Authoring of Interactive Media
SIT263 Interface Design of Interactive Media
SIT272 Internet Core Layers and Routing
SIT281 Introduction to Cryptography
SIT282 Computer Crime and Digital Forensics
SIT284 Introduction to I.T. Security Management
SIT313 Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
SIT321 Software Engineering
SIT322 Distributed Systems
SIT323 Practical Software Development
SIT342 Development of Web and Mobile Applications
SIT352 Game Programming 3
SIT353 Development of On-Line and Multi Player Games
SIT361 Multimedia Systems and Technology
SIT362 Advances in Interactive Media
SIT371 Internet Programming
SIT374 Information Technology Project Management
SIT377 Network Engineering
SIT382 System Security
SIT384 Corporate Computer and Network Security
SIT392 Public-Key Cryptography
Other elective units
Select 4 credit points of elective units from the Faculty of Business and Law, 2 credit points of which must be at level 3. The elective units may form a major sequence in Accounting Information Systems, Business Security Management, Interactive Marketing, Professional Practice or Supply Chain Management (see M305 Bachelor of Business Information Systems course entry for details of major sequences).
Equipment requirements for off-campus students
Students must have access to a suitable computer and a network connection. Information about the hardware and software requirements may be obtained from the School of Engineering and Information Technology's website
Admission requirements - general
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
Advanced standing - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for advanced standing. You will need to provide your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your advanced standing.
Your advanced standing is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
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