2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Dean's Scholar) | 2018

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Dean's Scholar)



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

On-campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 754510

Additional Information:

Course Finder


Dean's Scholars degrees are highly recognisable, giving students the edge in competitive employment. The degree offers a challenging and enriched educational experience for high-achieving students who want to perform above the level normally expected. Students are also encouraged to continue their studies through the completion of Honours and research programs.

Students complete the normal course requirements for the degree, but receive special privileges as they study such as accelerated learning, where possible, and academic mentoring. Dean’s Scholars are also encouraged to contribute to the scholarly life of the Faculty through events in the Faculty's postgraduate program.

Places are limited each year. Current students who have achieved a weighted average mark (WAM) of 80 at the end of one year of full-time study in a relevant degree may apply to transfer to the Dean’s Scholar degree.

The Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Dean's Scholar) is accredited by the Australian Computer Society as meeting the requirements for membership at the "Professional level".

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 Demonstrate theoretical and technical knowledge of business information systems and the ability to apply this knowledge in developing effective information systems.
2 Perform analysis and design in developing computer applications within business contexts.
3 Develop effective systems implementation within business contexts.
4 Think creatively in identifying effective system solutions for business problems.
5 Function effectively as part of a team to accomplish a set of common goals and objectives and communicate with project stake holders.
6 Apply informed professional judgements regarding ethical and responsible decision making with consideration of related social responsibilities.
7 Reflect upon work practices, tools and frameworks for ongoing professional development.
8 Exercise critical thinking and judgement in the composition of a research-based project demonstrating understanding business information systems.

Course Structure

Course programs for the Dean's Scholars degrees are identical to the current non-Dean's Scholars degrees apart from the completion of CSIT395 Dean's Scholar Research Project.

Continuation in the Dean's Scholars degrees will normally be dependent on the student achieving a WAM of at least 80 in each year of study. Students who do not meet the required average will be transferred to the equivalent non-Dean's Scholars degree.

Please note that the Dean's Scholars Program is not offered to part-time students and is only available to International Students who are eligible to apply through UAC (for new students), or who have completed one year of full-time study at UOW (for current students). The program is not offered for double degrees and is not a scholarship.

Students who enrol in Bachelor of Business Information Systems must satisfactorily complete at least 144 credit points consisting of the following:

  1. 138 credit points as outlined in the Bachelor of Business Information Systems Core Subject list;
  2. at least 6 credit points from the General Schedule;
  3. a maximum of 60 credit points of 100-level subjects can be undertaken as part of the Bachelor of Business Information Systems degree.

The Faculty encourages the development of ICT skills and knowledge in the workplace through industry placement. Completion of ISIT200 Industry Placement, which is a minimum of a single 8-week period of approved industry placement, assessed in the form of written reports is highly recommended to all students to complete this placement. 

Core Subject List

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
CSIT111 Programming Fundamentals 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT113 Problem Solving 6 Autumn
CSIT114 System Analysis 6 Autumn
CSIT115 Data Management & Security 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT121 Object Oriented Design & Programming 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT127 Networks and Communications 6 Spring
CSIT128 Introduction to Web Technology 6 Spring
MGNT110 Introduction to Management 6 Autumn, Spring
Year 2
CSIT214 IT Project Management 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT226 Human Computer Interaction 6 Spring
MATH223 Mathematics for Information Technology 6 Autumn
ISIT204 Principles of eBusiness 6 Spring
ISIT224 Management Information Systems 6 Spring
Plus 3 Business subjects as listed below 6
Year 3
CSIT314 Software Development Methodologies 6 Autumn
CSIT395 Dean's Scholar Research Project 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT321 Project 12 Annual, Spring 2018/Autumn 2019
Plus 1 Business subject as listed below 6
Plus 2 CSCI300 or ISIT300 level subjects 12
Plus 1 elective from the General Schedule, School of Computing and Information Technology Subject List or Business subjects 6

Business Electives List 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals In Society 6 Autumn, Spring
ACCY112 Accounting In Organisations 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer
COMM121 Statistics for Business 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer
MGNT102 Business Communications 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer
MGNT201 Organisational Behaviour 6 Autumn
MGNT206 Managing Human Resources 6 Autumn, Spring
MGNT220 Organisational Analysis 6 Spring
OPS 200 Management and Electronic Business 6 Autumn
MGNT311 Management of Change 6 Spring
MARK101 Marketing Principles 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer
MARK213 Marketing Principles 6 Autumn, Spring
ECON100 Economic Essentials for Business 6 Autumn, Spring
ECON101 Macroeconomic Essentials for Business 6 Not on offer in2018

Compulsory Work Placement / Online Components

This course contains a total of 140 hours over 8 weeks of compulsory work-based placements. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

The Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Dean's Scholar) is accredited by the Australian Computer Society as meeting the requirements for membership at the "Professional level".

Other Information

Further information email: eis@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 22 November, 2017