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Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Honours) | 2020
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.
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:
|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.|
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 2020/Autumn 2021|
Plus 24cp of coursework taken from:
|ISIT401||Information Systems Strategic Planning||6||Autumn|
|ISIT405||Technology Management and Innovation||6||Not offered in 2020|
|ISIT406||Information Design and Content Management||6||Spring|
|ISIT410||IT-enabled Supply Chain Management||6||Spring|
|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|
|ISIT492||Special Topics in IS and IT B||6||Not offered in 2020|
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 Coursework Rules.