The Bachelor of Business Information Systems is designed to provide you with essential business skills, as well as developing expertise in information systems to achieve specialist career roles in corporate businesses and government. The course addresses the business applications of technology, the management of large quantities of information and the way in which this affects and changes modern organisations. The course will provide you with an understanding of the business context in which information systems are used through core studies in areas such as accounting, business law, business communication and management. Combined with advanced studies in areas such as systems analysis and design, systems management, risk and project management, and systems networks and implementation, you will develop the knowledge and skills required to meet the needs of industry for specialist information systems practitioners.
The Bachelor of Business Information Systems is accredited at the highest level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), allowing graduates to be eligible for membership of the ACS.
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 citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study. All Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa will receive a Student Learning Entitlement (SLE). The SLE entitles a student to the equivalent of 7 years of full time study in a Commonwealth supported place.
* 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.
There is a constant need to develop, manage and use information strategically. So systems professionals have access to employment in just about every Australian industry including all levels of government.
Graduates of this course can move into challenging, well-paid careers as project managers; business analysts; security analysts; business intelligence analysts; database developers and administrators; web designers and developers; and information systems project leaders.
The BBIS is a course of study amounting to 24 credit points. Students must complete 8 credit points of core Information Systems units, 4 credit points of core Commerce units, a minimum of 4 credit points of Information Systems electives and 8 credit points of electives (4 credit points of which must be from the Faculty of Business and Law).
It is also possible for students to complete a major sequence offered by the Faculty of Business and Law as part of the degree.
No more than 10 credit points may be taken at level 1 in the degree. At least 6 credit points must be taken at level 3.
All students are required to successfully complete at least one wholly online unit.
Accounting Information Systems
Business Security Management
Human Resource Management
Quantitative Business Analysis
Supply Chain Management
Information Systems core units
MSC120 Business Information Systems
MSC217 Database Management for Business
MSC228 Information Systems Analysis and Design
MSC233 Information Systems Networks
MSC303 Information Systems Project *
MSC348 Information Systems and Global Issues
MSQ171 Business Data Analysis
SIT102 Introduction to Programming ^
Commerce core units
MAA103 Accounting for Decision Making
MLC101 Business Law
MMH299 Business Communication
Information Systems elective units
Select a minimum of four 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
Other elective units
MLL382 Indian Commercial Law
Select 8 credit points of elective units, 4 credit points of which must be units from the Faculty of Business and Law and 2 credit points of which must be at Level 3.
*Or for off campus students, MMI301 Business Internship 1, which requires prior approval by the Course Team Chair and the Business Internship Manager.
^ SIT102 Introduction to Programming replaces MSC211 Business Systems Development
Business Internship Program
The Bachelor of Business Information Systems incorporates a business internship program which provides students with a realistic business experience in their area of specialisation. Two 1-credit-point units, available to final-year students, have been developed to provide experiential learning opportunities which foster the development of practical capabilities and enhance employment prospects for graduates. These units complement each major area of study and are available on all campuses and off campus.
MMI301 Business Internship 1
MMI302 Business Internship 2
Admission 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.
Admission requirements - specific
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Prerequisites are units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 25 in English (ESL) or 20 in any other English. Those aged 21 or over on 1 January and who do not hold VCE or equivalent should apply under Alternative Admission. This category is open to those who do not satisfy normal entrance requirements, but can demonstrate relevant work or life experiences.
Advanced standing - 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 Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.