University of Technology Sydney

C10395v2 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
Innovation and Transdisciplinary program
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Inherent (essential) requirements
Assumed knowledge
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.

Innovation and Transdisciplinary program

Transdisciplinarity and Innovation at UTS

All UTS students have the opportunity to develop distinctive capabilities around transdisciplinary thinking and innovation through the TD School. Transdisciplinary education at UTS brings together great minds from different disciplines to explore ideas that improve the way we live and work in the world. These offerings are unique to UTS and directly translate to many existing and emerging roles and careers.

Diploma in Innovation

The Diploma in Innovation (C20060) teaches innovation, supports personal transformation and provides the hard skills needed to support the inventors and inventions of the future. Students come out of the Diploma in Innovation, with the hard skills to create and support sectoral and societal transformation. Graduates are able to fluently integrate ideas, across professional disciplines and are inventors of the future.

All UTS undergraduate students (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation) can apply for the Diploma in Innovation upon admission in their chosen undergraduate degree. It is a complete degree program that runs in parallel to any undergraduate degree. The course is offered on a three-year, part-time basis, with subjects running in 3-week long intensive blocks in July, December and February sessions. More information including a link to apply is available at https://dipinn.uts.edu.au.

Transdisciplinary electives program

Transdisciplinary electives broaden students' horizons and supercharge their problem-solving skills, helping them to learn outside, beyond and across their degrees. Students enrolled in an undergraduate course that includes electives can choose to take a transdisciplinary subject (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation). More information about the TD Electives program is available here.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Bachelor of Information Systems graduates are culturally and historically informed, able to work as respectful professionals with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
B.1 Bachelor of Information Systems 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 Bachelor of Information Systems graduates are able to co-design and evaluate value-adding, ethical, moral, sustainable and innovative solutions to organisational, societal and global problems.
D.1 Bachelor of Information Systems graduates are technically proficient in IS design, implementation and evaluation methods, tools and techniques, including appropriate software tools.
E.1 Bachelor of Information Systems graduates are able to communicate and collaborate across functional, hierarchical and professional boundaries, within and across organisations, in local and global contexts.
F.1 Bachelor of Information Systems 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 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

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.

Inherent (essential) requirements

Inherent (essential) requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course. This Statement should be read in conjunction with the UTS Student Rules.

Prospective or current student concerned about their ability to meet these requirements should discuss their concerns with the Academic Liaison Officer in their faculty or school and/or UTS Accessibility Service on 9514 1177 or at accessibility@uts.edu.au.

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

Assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics Advanced and any two units of English. Mathematics Extension 1 and English Advanced are recommended.

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
STM91771 Innovation and Enterprise Systems core 42cp
STM91772 Stream Choice (Information Systems) 18cp
CBK90783 Electives/Sub-major 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
81546 Innovation in Complex Systems   6cp
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
Spring session
31255 Finance and IT Professionals   6cp
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
31269 Business Requirements Modelling   6cp
41092 Network Fundamentals   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
31257 Information System Development Methodologies   6cp
31250 Introduction to Data Analytics   6cp
81547 Leadership in Innovation   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31268 Web Systems 6cp  
31247 Collaborative Business Processes 6cp  
31258 Innovations for Global Relationship Management 6cp  
31276 Networked Enterprise Architecture 6cp  
31097 IT Operations Management 6cp  
31282 Systems Testing and Quality Management 6cp  
41020 Human-centred Design Methods 6cp  
41001 Cloud Computing and Software as a Service 6cp  
Spring session
41193 IS Data Visualisation Studio   6cp
31272 Project Management and the Professional   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31268 Web Systems 6cp  
31247 Collaborative Business Processes 6cp  
31258 Innovations for Global Relationship Management 6cp  
31276 Networked Enterprise Architecture 6cp  
31097 IT Operations Management 6cp  
31282 Systems Testing and Quality Management 6cp  
41020 Human-centred Design Methods 6cp  
41001 Cloud Computing and Software as a Service 6cp  
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
41191 Business Intelligence   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
42913 Social and Information Network Analysis 6cp  
41040 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 6cp  
42028 Deep Learning and Convolutional Neural Network 6cp  
31260 Fundamentals of Interaction Design 6cp  
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Spring session
41195 IS Professional Capstone A   6cp
81529 Innovation Futures: Thinking Beyond What Is   6cp
31245 Business Process and IT Strategy   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp

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:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222

Ask UTS