• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Business Information Systems, Commerce, Electronic Commerce, Information Technology, Software Engineering
  • Major code BUSN-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Business Information Systems Major

The major in Business Information Systems is concerned with the study of business information and its production, flows and usage within organisations. It encompasses both manual activities and those involving computing and telecommunications. The goal of the major in Business Information Systems is to develop skills and competencies in students that will enable them to embark upon a professional career in the ICT, information systems and associated industries. Specifically students develop skills in the design, specification and implementation of information systems in addition to understanding the financial and other resources required to assist organisations to effectively utilise information systems and technologies.

This major is not available to students to count towards the Bachelor of Commerce component of the combined Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Software Engineering degree programs.

Learning Outcomes

Bachelor graduates in Business Information Systems will be able to:

Needs, Context and Systems

Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs, establish priorities and the goals, constraints and uncertainties of the system (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc), using systems thinking, while recognising ethical implications of professional practice.

Problem Solving and Design

Apply problem solving, design and decision making methodologies to develop components, systems and/or processes to meet specified requirements, including innovative approaches to synthesise alternative solutions, concepts and procedures, while demonstrating information skills and research methods.

Abstraction and Modelling

Apply abstraction, mathematics and discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation; use appropriate computer software, laboratory equipment and other devices; ensure model applicability, accuracy and limitations.

Coordination and Communication

Communicate and coordinate proficiently by: listening, speaking, reading and writing English for professional practice; working as an effective member or leader of diverse teams; using basic tools and practices of formal project management.

Self Management

Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal and team goals, with regular review of personal performance as a primary means of managing continuing professional development.

Professional Accreditation

Students intending to satisfy the requirements for Professional level accreditation with the Australian Computer Society must complete 3 courses at third year level in their major.

These requirements would be satisfied if students completed INFS3002 Enterprise Systems in Business and INFS3059 Project Management and Information Systems towards their major, in addition to INFS3024 Information Systems Management, which is in the compulsory core.

Relevant Degrees

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This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
COMP2400 Relational Databases 6
INFS1001 Business Information Systems 6
INFS2024 Information Systems Analysis 6
INFS3024 Information Systems Management 6

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
COMP1100 Introduction to Programming and Algorithms 6
COMP1710 Web Development and Design 6

18 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
COMP2410 Networked Information Systems 6
  COMP 3410: IT in E-Commerce
COMP3420 Advanced Databases and Data Mining 6
INFS2005 Accounting Information Systems 6
INFS3002 Enterprise Systems in Business 6
INFS3059 Project Management and Information Systems 6
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