2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Honours) | 2018

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Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Honours)



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1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences

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On-campus (Face-to-face)

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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.  

This degree is highly sought after in industry and provides an excellent pathway to a PhD.

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Research, synthesise, reinterpret and apply key information, and utilise informed judgement in information systems design, and project planning
2 Work as an individual, and as a member of a team, in a manner consistent with ethical and professional standards.
3 Employ independent learning strategies, to update professional knowledge in information systems of innovations techniques, research industry trends and standards.

Course Structure

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 2018/Autumn 2019

Plus 24cp of coursework taken from:

ISIT401 Information Systems Strategic Planning 6 Autumn
ISIT403 Enterprise Architecture Design 6 Not offered in 2018
ISIT404 Systems Integration 6 Spring
ISIT405 Technology Management and Innovation 6 Not offered in 2018
ISIT406 Information Design and Content Management 6 Spring
ISIT408 IT Governance 6 Autumn
ISIT409 Advanced Business Process Management 6 Not offered in 2018
ISIT410 IT-enabled Supply Chain Management 6 Spring
ISIT416 Organisational Issues in Information Technology 6 Not offered in 2018
ISIT417 Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management 6 Autumn
ISIT429 Concepts and Issues in Healthcare Computing 6 Spring
ISIT430 Introduction to Health Informatics 6 Autumn
ISIT437 Information Technology Security and Risk Management 6 Autumn
ISIT446 Project and Change Management 6 Spring
ISIT451 Web Services and Service Oriented Architecture 6 Not offered in 2018
ISIT492 Special Topics in IS and IT B 6 Not offered in 2018

or other 300- and 400-level subjects as approved by the Head of School.

Honours Grades

Honours grades are calculated using Method 1. For more information please see the General Course Rules.

Other Information

For further information email: eis@uow.edu.au or Academic Program Director

Last reviewed: 8 February, 2019