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Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Honours) | 2017
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Honours)
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences
The Bachelor of Business Information Systems Honours is for students who have an undergraduate degree in Information Systems, or equivalent, and who wish to undertake a research project as part of an add-on Honours year.
The course combines 30 credit points of 400-level coursework and an 18 credit points research project. The 400-level coursework provides a background in Information Systems similar to that found in a Masters degree. The research project allows students to identify a viable research problem; design an appropriate methodology to achieve the objectives of the project; follow the methodology to gather and analyse data to satisfy the objectives; and to write the whole as a comprehensive research report or thesis.
Students successfully completing this course will have a good understanding of the research process and will have applied that process to a small but significant research project. They will also have studied a number of coursework subjects, predominantly in the area of IS and IT management. This will significantly extend the skills developed in their undergraduate degree. The UOW Honours website provides lots of useful information regarding research opportunities, scholarships, application procedures, etc.
This degree is highly sought after in industry and provides an excellent pathway to a PhD.
Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from the Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Honours) will be able to:
- Research, synthesise, reinterpret and apply key information, and utilise informed judgement in information systems design, and project planning
- Work as an individual, and as a member of a team, in a manner consistent with ethical and professional standards.
- Employ independent learning strategies, to update professional knowledge in information systems of innovations techniques, research industry trends and standards.
The program of study for Bachelor of Information Systems (Honours) is 48 credit points and will include:
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|CSIT440||IT Research Methodology||6||Autumn, Spring|
|ISIT450||Information Systems & Technology Research Report||18||Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018|
Plus 24cp of coursework taken from:
|ISIT401||Information Systems Strategic Planning||6||Spring|
|ISIT403||Enterprise Architecture Design||6||Autumn|
|ISIT405||Technology Management and Innovation||6||Not offered in 2017|
|ISIT406||Information Design and Content Management||6||Spring|
|ISIT409||Advanced Business Process Management||6||Not offered in 2017|
|ISIT410||IT-enabled Supply Chain Management||6||Not offered in 2017|
|ISIT416||Organisational Issues in Information Technology||6||Not offered in 2017|
|ISIT417||Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management||6||Autumn|
|ISIT429||Concepts and Issues in Healthcare Computing||6||Not offered in 2017|
|ISIT430||Introduction to Health Informatics||6||Autumn|
|ISIT437||Information Technology Security and Risk Management||6||Not offered in 2017|
|ISIT446||Project and Change Management||6||Spring|
|ISIT451||Web Services and Service Oriented Architecture||6||Not offered in 2017|
|ISIT492||Special Topics in IS and IT B||6||Not offered in 2017|
or other 300- and 400-level subjects as approved by the Head of School.
Honours grades are calculated using Method 1. For more information please see the General Course Rules.