Bachelor of Information Systems (73F)

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Duration

Part time only
Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

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Minimum 3 Years
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Hobart
Semester 2
There will be no new intake into this degree from 2014. This degree is in teach-out. Interested applicants should look at the 73T Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology.

This on-campus, 3-year full-time (maximum 7 years) course is offered at the Hobart and Launceston (Year 1 only) campuses. Anyone wishing to commence the course at the Burnie campus should contact the Degree Co-ordinator, Ms Ying Chen (03) 6226 6213 to discuss.

At the end of this course, a graduate of the Bachelor of Information Systems should be able to enhance the performance of organisations, including business, government and community groups, by:

1. applying business, project management and technical ICT knowledge to:

  • interpret and critically analyse organizational needs in different business contexts
  • identify, frame and structure organisational problems
  • use systems analysis techniques and tools to analyse and model business processes & information requirements
  • contribute to the formulation of an organisational information systems strategy

2. designing, implementing and evaluating ICT-enabled solutions by:

  • researching and developing alternative strategies considering their associated benefits, risks, limitations and opportunities taking account of societal, health, safety, legal, and cultural issues
  • sourcing chosen solutions and managing change associated with the implementation
  • reviewing and assessing the effectiveness of implemented solutions

3. acting professionally within local and global contexts by:

  • communicating in different modes to diverse audiences including clients, peers, and other professionals
  • adhering to professional and ethical codes of conduct
  • working independently and collaborating in diverse teams to achieve goals

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Systems can expect to find employment as anICT business analyst, computer systems auditor, information architect, information strategy developer, database designer, information security analyst, project manager, business process analyst, systems analyst, chief information officer, logistics manager, ICT manager, information manager, ICT consultant.

Course structure

In the Bachelor of Information Systems you enrol in the major, minor, 4 degree electives and choose 8 student electives.

This degree consists of a total of 24 units comprising:
  • A major of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate, 4 advanced units
  • A minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate units
  • Four degree electives: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate or advanced units. Note: if you choose advanced level degree electives, you need to enrol in 2 student electives at intermediate level to meet the degree requirements of (a minimum of) 6 intermediate level units.
  • Eight student electives: units which may be chosen from this or any other subject area within the University, provided they meet the unit level requirements for the degree (see next point below), unit pre-requisites and quotas. You may take individual units or study up to the equivalent of a second major or a minor through your student electives and try out different subject areas - it's your choice.
  • Unit level requirements for the degree are: between 8-10 units at introductory level, 6-10 units at intermediate level and 6-10 units at advanced level. For example, this means you could study 8 introductory, 8 intermediate and 8 advanced, or you could take 8 introductory, 7 intermediate and 9 advanced units or other combinations within these ranges.

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Compulsory minor

Year 1
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Provides you with an understanding of the role that accounting plays in various aspects of financial decision making. The unit provides a conceptual overview of the profit and wealth measurement process, and of the major financial statements which provide information…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

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This unit provides you with an introduction to management concepts, functions and strategies. The unit outlines the key functions of management and then explores the context surrounding management functioning, including an analysis of the broad environment in which organisations operate,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Cradle CoastSemester 1

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Entry requirements

Possession of the University's basic admission requirements. TCE Information Systems and Computer Science or their equivalent are useful background, but are not prerequisites for admission to the degree.

Students who have completed a Diploma of Business in a business discipline or a Diploma of Information Technology from a Tasmanian Institute of TAFE, and have been admitted to the course, may receive credit for up to eight (8) units towards the degree. Students completing an Advanced Diploma in a related discipline may receive credit for up to ten units towards the degree. Depending on the course of study and the majors chosen, students may not be able to use all of the credit that has been granted, for example, credit for unspecified electives. The status of individual units is determined at the time of offer.

Applicants wishing to obtain credit for study already undertaken within another faculty, or an Australian or overseas tertiary institution should consult the Admission Guide for information on procedure.

In the case of international students, credit for previous study will be determined on application. English language skills will also need to be verified. International students must provide an IELTS score with an overall Band of 6 and no band less than 5.5; or a TOEFL score of 550 with a Test of Written English score of no less than 4.5. The test must not be more than 24 months old.

Associate membership of the Australian Computer Society.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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