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2012 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Systems(33C)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Business (principal)
Science, Engineering and Technology
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 4 yrs, Maximum 9 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):

Business Faculty Office: Admissions, credit and enrolment queries 1800 030 955.

SET Faculty Office: (03) 6226 2125; School of Comp & Information Systems: (03) 6226 2900


The 4-year full-time combined degree of Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Systems is offered on the Hobart campus by the Faculty of Business and the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology. The first year units are available at the Launceston Campus.

Admission & Prerequisites

Possession of the university's minimum entry requirements.

FOR THE BBUS COMPONENT: While no prerequisites apply for the BBus component of the degree, students whohave notsuccessfully completed TCE MAP 5C Mathematics Applied, or an equivalent unit, or, a higher level mathematics unit, as approved by the School ofEconomics and Finance, are required to complete either KMA003 Mathematics Foundation Unit, UPP090 Bridging Maths or BEA109 Introduction to Quantitative Methods before enrolling in BEA140 Quantitative Methods. International studentswho are required to undertake a mathematics bridging program may only take BEA109. For further information on these programs please contact the UPP Coordinator ((03) 6226 7281) or the KMA003 Coordinator ((03) 6226 2439).

Students who have completed a diploma or advanced diploma in a business related discipline from an Australian institute of TAFEmay receive credit towards the Business component of the degree.

The Faculty of Business also offers direct credit for its awards. For example, a BBus student wishing to transfer to the BEc with credit and vice versa receives direct credit. BBus students wishing to transfer to a combined degree may also receive direct credit. 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.

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.

Students should contact the Business Faculty Office1800 030 955 for further information and advice. For further information on the Faculty's credit policy please consult -

FOR THE BIS COMPONENT: Students should contact the Faculty OF SET concerning credit.

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. Further information can be found under international admissions

Course Objectives

The purpose of the course is to combine professional studies in information systems with professional studies in business.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of the combined degree could expect to find employment in areas such as those enumerated for the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information degrees.

Professional Recognition

Associate membership of the Australian Computer Society. Associate membership of a professional body from the BBus component will depend on the major chosen.

Miscellaneous Information

Honours degree in Business or Information Systems

An Honours degree in either Business or Information Systems requires one year of full-time study in addition to the requirements for the BBus or BIS pass degree or one of the combined degrees. Please contact the relevant School or Faculty for further details.

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