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C10395v1 Bachelor of Information Systems

Award(s): Bachelor of Information Systems (BIS)
UAC code: 603215 (Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 0100483
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 144
Course EFTSL: 3
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Levels of award
Honours
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Information Systems (BIS) is an undergraduate coursework offering aimed at meeting emerging demands for a new generation of technology professionals ready to deal with the challenges of complex systems.

Students study complex systems such as enterprises, their services for different stakeholders (customers/patients/citizens/other organisations and stakeholders), and their internal processes conducted by people (with knowledge, skills and social capital) using data, information and IT-enabled services.

Bachelor of Information Systems (BIS) graduates are highly sought after to meet the job demands of an increasingly digital world of the future.

BIS graduates are able to work in and create value from the financial, environmental and social nature of any type of organisation.

With future-focussed specialisations including Systems Analytics, Smart Infrastructure and Sustainable Enterprises, BIS graduates are well positioned to serve local Australian and international job markets.

Course aims

Graduates of the BIS are able to harness the transformative power of Information Systems to drive sustainable and resilient environmental, economic and social change in business, government, community, health, non-government organisations and more.

Career options

Career options include positions in a range of sectors, such as energy, transport, smart cities, business, and government, in roles including: Business Analyst, Business Process Modeller, Smart Infrastructure Professional, Supply Chain Modeller, Digital Transformation Analyst, and Information Systems Analyst/Designer.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 FEIT graduates are culturally and historically well informed, able to co-design projects as respectful, professionals when working in and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
B.1 BIS graduates are socially responsible professionals, able to engage with a broad range of IS stakeholders (beyond IT users), and assess personal, organisational, social and environmental impact of IS in diverse contexts.
C.1 BIS graduates are able to co-design and evaluate value-adding, ethical, moral, sustainable and innovative solutions to organisational, societal and global problems.
D.1 BIS graduates are technically proficient in IS design, implementation and evaluation methods, tools and techniques, including appropriate software tools.
E.1 BIS graduates are boundary spanners, able to communicate and collaborate across functional, hierarchical and professional boundaries, within and across organisations, in local and global contexts.
F.1 BIS graduates are able to work and thrive in the world of constant technological change by being self-reflective, curious, action-oriented, thoughtful and life-long learning professionals, dedicated to making a positive difference in organisations, wider society and humanity.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

Current school leavers are advised to complete the Year 12 Engineering and IT Questionnaire. The questionnaire allows applicants to demonstrate their strong motivation to study engineering or IT at UTS and may assist applicants whose ATAR falls short of the required cut-off by up to three points.

Non-current school leavers are advised to complete the employment question on their UAC application as adjustment factors may be applied on the basis of relevant work experience.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Recognition of prior learning

Students who have previously undertaken relevant study at a recognised tertiary education institution may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if the subjects completed are deemed by the faculty to be equivalent to subjects in the course. Study completed more than three years prior to the date of admission cannot be recognised. Limits apply to the number of credit points of RPL granted.

Course duration and attendance

The course is completed in three years of full-time or six years of part-time study.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 144 credit points, comprising 60 credit points of Information Systems core subjects, 36 credit points of Information Systems Studio subjects and one compulsory Information Systems stream choice, and 24 credit points of electives.

Course completion requirements

STM91373 Information System Core 60cp
STM91374 Information System studios 36cp
STM91375 Stream choice (Information Systems) 24cp
CBK90783 Electives 24cp
Total 144cp

Course program

The program below shows a suggested sequence of subjects for a full-time student. It is intended as a guide only and does not take into account factors such as recognition of prior learning, changes in attendance mode and subject availability, or satisfactory academic progress. Student should consult the Timetable Planner to confirm the availability of subjects in the current academic year.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
31265 Communication for IT Professionals   6cp
31266 Introduction to Information Systems   6cp
41188 Enterprise Process Management   6cp
41192 IS Value Creation Studio   6cp
Spring session
41189 Introduction to Human-centred Complex Systems   6cp
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
41190 Sustainability and Information Systems   6cp
41193 IS Data Visualisation Studio   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
41092 Network Fundamentals   6cp
41191 Business Intelligence   6cp
41194 IS Implementation Studio   6cp
Spring session
31272 Project Management and the Professional   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31268 Web Systems 6cp  
31269 Business Requirements Modelling 6cp  
31257 Information System Development Methodologies 6cp  
31247 Collaborative Business Processes 6cp  
31258 Innovations for Global Relationship Management 6cp  
31276 Networked Enterprise Architecture 6cp  
31280 Strategic IT Project 6cp  
31245 Business Process and IT Strategy 6cp  
41186 Social Impact of IS Studio   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
41195 IS Professional Capstone A   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31268 Web Systems 6cp  
31269 Business Requirements Modelling 6cp  
31257 Information System Development Methodologies 6cp  
31247 Collaborative Business Processes 6cp  
31258 Innovations for Global Relationship Management 6cp  
31276 Networked Enterprise Architecture 6cp  
31280 Strategic IT Project 6cp  
31245 Business Process and IT Strategy 6cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31250 Introduction to Data Analytics 6cp  
41187 Analytics in Human-centred Complex Systems 6cp  
42913 Social and Information Network Analysis 6cp  
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
41196 IS Professional Capstone B   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31250 Introduction to Data Analytics 6cp  
41187 Analytics in Human-centred Complex Systems 6cp  
42913 Social and Information Network Analysis 6cp  
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp

Levels of award

The Bachelor of Information Systems may be awarded with distinction, credit or pass.

Honours

Students interested in research and who excel in their studies are eligible to undertake one additional full-time year of study in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology (C09019). The honours year is also available on a part-time basis over two years.

Professional recognition

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology is seeking accreditation from the Australian Computer Society.

Other information

Further information is available from:

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