Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Honours)

Course summary

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.

This degree

The course combines 30 credit points of 400-level coursework and an 18 credit point 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. This degree is highly sought after in industry and provides an excellent pathway to a PhD.

What you will study

This course will provide you with a good understanding of the research process and how to apply that process to a small but significant research project. You will also have studied a number of coursework subjects, predominantly in the area of Information Systems and Information Technology management. This will significantly extend the skills you develop in your undergraduate degree.

The UOW Honours website provides lots of useful information including research opportunities, scholarships and application procedures.

Course information

Study area

Business, Information & Communication Technology

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

1840

ATAR (UAI)

-

IB Score

26-27

Duration

1 year full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

068719K

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

To qualify for entry into Honours, students must have qualified at this University for a Bachelor degree with an average of at least 75% across the major (or majors) in which the Honours degree will be undertaken with the additional requirement of a Distinction in two of the 300 level subjects required by the major.

Students considering an Honours degree are encouraged to talk to the Program Coordinator well in advance to seek approval for enrolment, discuss their program, and negotiate a thesis topic and supervisors.

English Requirements

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

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

79

18

18

18

18

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.

Fees

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $14,832
Full Course Fee: $29,664

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.

Tertiary/Secondary Studies

To qualify for entry into Honours, students must have qualified at this University for a Bachelor degree with an average of at least 75% across the major (or majors) in which the Honours degree will be undertaken with the additional requirement of a Distinction in two of the 300 level subjects required by the major.

Students considering an Honours degree are encouraged to talk to the Program Coordinator well in advance to seek approval for enrolment, discuss their program, and negotiate a thesis topic and supervisors.

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

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 information

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 Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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


STARTING YOUR JOURNEY

Starting your studies at UOW means learning from some of the brightest minds on the planet. It means having the freedom and flexibility to tailor your experience, follow your passion and see where it takes you. It means belonging to a University with an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality—benefits that will help support you in your future career.


Admission criteria


Higher education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of tertiary studies. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Vocational education & training

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of a prior qualification that is accredited by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), such as those provided at TAFE. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Recent secondary education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of ATAR (Australian Tertiary Academic Rank) or equivalent (ENTER, International Baccalaureate (IB), QLD’s Overall Position (OP), etc.) or an Australian Year 12 equivalent overseas qualification. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Work & life experience

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree as a mature age student who does not have a sufficient ATAR (or Year 12 results), has not completed previous alternative study or did not finish to a Year 12 level at high school. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

STUDENT 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 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International 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)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

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

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February 2018

Applications Close
Second Friday in December in year preceding enrolment

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

2018 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences
23 July 2018

Applications Close

International Applicants: 1 June
Domestic Applicants: 29 June
Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Enrolment & Orientation: 16 July 2018 (TBC)
Session: 23 July - 15 November 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Honours) 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. 

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 2017/Autumn 2018

Plus 24cp of coursework taken from:

ISIT401 Information Systems Strategic Planning 6 Spring
ISIT403 Enterprise Architecture Design 6 Autumn
ISIT404 Systems Integration 6 Spring
ISIT405 Technology Management and Innovation 6 Not offered in 2017
ISIT406 Information Design and Content Management 6 Spring
ISIT408 IT Governance 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

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

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & professional recognition

 

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
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