Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Dean's Scholar)

Course summary

The Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Dean's Scholar) offers a challenging and enriched educational experience for high-achieving students who want to perform above the level normally expected. As a Dean's Scholar student you will also be encouraged to continue your studies through to the completion of Honours and research programs.

You will complete the normal course requirements for the degree, but receive privileges as you study, such as the opportunity to complete a research project 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.

This degree

The Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Dean's Scholar) provides foundation knowledge of organisational areas in IT, including:
  • Database management and security
  • Networks and Communications
  • Human computer interaction
  • Principles of eBusiness
  • IT project management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Project

You will also study key commerce subjects such as accounting and management. In your final year you will develop your own application as part of an annual student team project, developing solutions to real-world problems provided by our industry partners.

What you will study

Find your strengths and interests as you study the fundamentals of computer science and IT: programming, problem solving, network and communications, web technology, data management, system analysis, human–computer interaction, and project management. You’ll also complete a final-year capstone team project.

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.

Course information

Study area

Business, Information & Communication Technology



Course Code




IB Score



3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent


On Campus



UAC Code


Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Recent Secondary Education Admission Criteria These criteria may be used to gain admission to this course for students who are currently in year 12 or have recently completed their secondary education.

Recent secondary education students can gain admission to this course via non-ATAR or ATAR-based options.

NON-ATAR ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options students may be admitted on the basis of criteria other than ATAR.

Non-ATAR admissions at UOW take an individual approach to understanding potential for academic success. Each student is assessed based on key qualities across academic readiness, motivation & passion, planning & persistence, and communication & collaboration.

Early Admission

Students may be admitted to this course via Early Admission (where year 12 students are assessed on a combination of their results so far, and a personal interview with UOW staff).

Students with results indicated below will gain an Early Admissions interview for this course.

ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options, students may be admitted on the basis of ATAR or ATAR plus additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

Guaranteed entry selection ranks

The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR Selection Rank of 95 or an IB of 36-37. This includes the effect of ATAR adjustment factors.

Adjustment factors

You may be eligible for additional ATAR points, based on factors such as the subject areas you are studying, the area you live in (catchment), and equity and access schemes. Find out more about UOW's ATAR adjustment factors.

Other Admission Criteria

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.


Students may be granted exemption from certain first year subjects.


Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.


Admission to the Dean's Scholar degree is competitive.
Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. Assessment of eligibility may also involve participation in an interview process.


The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score





IELTS Academic






TOEFL (Internet-based)






UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


Students may be granted exemption from certain first year subjects.


Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.






On Campus

$15,792 (2018)

$94,752 (2018)

* Session fee(s) are for one session in 2018. The indicative total course tuition fee shown is an estimate based on normal course length and progression, and the 2018 tuition fee.

Admission Profile



This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.



Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.



Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.



ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an auditionor individual subject results).



Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).



Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.



International students All other students.



All students



L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2017

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer



Median rank to receive an offer



Lowest rank to receive an offer



L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates




2018 Autumn


Orientation: 20 - 22 February
Session: 26 February - 21 June

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): On-time UAC applications close on29 September.
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct):29 September. (Late applications may be accepted where places are available.) On-time direct applicants will be advised of their application outcome by no later than 19 January 2018.
  • International applicants: One week prior to the course commencement date.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

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.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & professional recognition

The Bachelor of Business Information Systems is accredited by the Australian Computer Society as meeting the requirements for membership at the "Professional level".

Why choose this course

The University of Wollongong has experts encompassing the entire breadth of the underlying sciences, IT, engineering and mathematical methodologies in the ICT industry.

We have one of the strongest schools for building, deploying and managing the latest computing technologies and business computing systems. Working closely with industry partners we ensure all programs remain relevant to industry trends and developments.

Students study real-world projects and interact with and learn from industry professionals to ensure their career-readiness upon graduation.

Career opportunities
  • Auditor
  • Banker
  • Analyst
  • Financial controller
  • Accountant
  • Policy advisor
  • Business adviser
  • OHS officer
  • HR manager consultant
  • Stock broker
  • Insurance broker
  • Fund manager
  • Exporter/importer
  • Public relations coordinator
  • Market researcher
  • Advertising executive
  • Brand/product manager
  • Event manager