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Information relevant to 2003 – Course Details

Bachelor of Information Systems with Honours

Abbreviation: BIS(Hons)

Course code: C4S

Course contact (faculty or school) (03) 6226 6200 or 1800 687 120

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Bachelor of Information Systems with Honours – Course Specifications

Introductory comments

This on-campus, 1-year (minimum) full-time or 2-year part-time course is offered by the Faculty of Commerce at the Hobart and Launceston campuses. The Honours program will not be offered in Launceston in 2003.

Admission & prerequisites

Candidates for the Bachelor of Information Systems with honours degree will be required to satisfy the following:

(a) have completed a bachelor degree with a major in Information Systems, or a closely related field; and
(b) have achieved at least a Distinction grade in two of the final year units (total weighting of 25%) in their Information Systems major.
Course objectives

The course aims to provide –

1 students with a good understanding of the research methods in Information Systems and provide the training necessary to pursue a research degree in the field;
2 advanced professional education and training in order to fulfil key roles in the IT and related industries;
3 the community, particularly Tasmania, with honours graduates who have the research skills and knowledge that will lead to positions of leadership and management, particularly in the IT profession; and to
4 produce graduates who have well developed professional skills in such areas as negotiation and conflict resolution, team building and leadership.
Career outcomes

Associate membership of the Australian Computer Society. Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Systems could expect to find employment as a business analyst, database analyst, systems analyst, IT project manager, IT manager, Information manager, database administrator, IT administrator or manager, telecommunications manager, IT consultant, electronic commerce or electronic business consultant.

Course structure

The Bachelor of Information Systems honours program will consist of–

a major project culminating in the production of a thesis, equivalent in weighting to 4 units or 50%,
one required unit on research methods, with a weighting of 12.5%,
two elective units, with a total weighting of 25%, and
a professional skills unit, with a weighting of 12.5%.

Note: The following information is NOT included in the printed edition of the Course and Unit Handbook


Hobart: Leonie Thomas ph 6226 7810 fax 6226 2913

Additional Information

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Note, however, details should be confirmed with the appropriate authority

Responsible faculty or school | Faculty of Commerce

Campus(es) offered | Hobart | Launceston

Mode of delivery | Full time | Part time

Course duration | 1 years minimum (2 semesters) | 2 years maximum (4 semesters)

Costs (course fees only – annual) | HECS: YES | International students: $10,500

Students enrolled in this course | Total students enrolled last year: 14 | Total students enrolled this year: 21 | International students last year: 2 | International students this year: 2

Approximate student-staff contact hours | approx 10 hrs weekly

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