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

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

Other Information

Students seeking Australian Computer Society (ACS) accreditation for their studies must complete both the Business Information Systems Major (BUSN-MAJ) and Business Information Systems Minor (BISM-MIN), with a total of 12 unique courses studies. This will mean that INFS2005, INFS2024 & INFS3002 will count towards the BUSN-MAJ, with students selecting other courses to count towards BISM-MIN.

Student not seeking an ACS accredited program are free to select from the complete range of restricted list electives in the Business Information Systems Minor (BISM-MIN).

Relevant Degrees

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

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

COMP2400 - Relational Databases (6 units)

INFS1001 - Business Information Systems (6 units)

INFS2024 - Information Systems Analysis (6 units)

INFS3024 - Information Systems Management (6 units)

INFS3059 - Project Management and Information Systems (6 units)

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

COMP1100 - Programming as Problem Solving (6 units)

COMP1710 - Web Development and Design (6 units)

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

COMP2410 - Networked Information Systems (6 units)

INFS2005 - Accounting Information Systems (6 units)

INFS3002 - Enterprise Systems in Business (6 units)

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