Bachelor of Business Information Systems/Bachelor of Information Technology

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  • Objectives
    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.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information 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 experience.
  • Academic title
    Bachelor of Business Information Systems/Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Course description
    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.

    Career opportunities

    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.

    Course rules
    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.

    Course structure

    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  

    SIT302 Project  

    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  

    MMM132 Management  

    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  

    SIT141 Communication Skills for Information Technologists  

    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 <> , or by telephone 03 5227 2536.

    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. Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information

    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 experience.

    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.

    Advanced standing - specific
    Credit (advanced standing) may be granted for previous tertiary study and other approved forms of post-secondary study or experience. This previous study need not have lead to a complete qualification; for example, a student may be given credit after completing the first year of a course at another institution. All applications for advanced standing must be made initially to the Selection Officer, who will advise students of the necessary procedures.

    How to apply

    Applications for on and off campus study must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC (external site).

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