University of Technology Sydney

C10278v2 Bachelor of Information Systems Bachelor of Business

Award(s): Bachelor of Information Systems (BIS)
Bachelor of Business (BBus)

UAC code: 603221 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 0100484
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 192
Course EFTSL: 4
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Levels of award
Honours
Transfer between UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Information Systems Bachelor of Business (BIS BBus) is a cross-faculty offering, leveraging the strengths of Information Systems and Business. The offering is aimed at meeting the emerging demands of a new generation of technology managers ready to deal with the challenges of complex systems.

Students study complex systems such as enterprises, their services for different stakeholders (customers/patients/citizens/other organisations and stakeholders), and their internal processes conducted by people (with knowledge, skills and social capital) using data, information and IT-enabled services. The Business component provides students with the knowledge, competencies and values necessary for fulfilling an effective career in business.

Bachelor of Information Systems Bachelor of Business (BIS BBus) graduates are highly sought after in meeting the job demands of the increasingly digital world of the future.

BIS BBus graduates work in, and create value from the financial, environmental and social aspects of any type of organisation.

With future-focussed specialisations including Systems Analytics, Smart Infrastructure and Sustainable Enterprises, BIS/BBus graduates are well positioned to serve Australian local, as well as international job markets.

Course aims

Graduates of the course leverage the strength of Information Systems and Business to drive sustainable and resilient environmental, economic and social change in businesses, government, community, health, non-government organisations and more.

Career options

Students pursue a career in a range of sectors such as energy, transport, smart cities, business, and government. Career options include in roles such as Business Analyst, Business Process Modeller, Smart Infrastructure Professional, Supply Chain Modeller, Digital Transformation Analyst, and Information Systems Analyst/Designer.

Course intended learning outcomes

BUS. 1.1 Critically analyse relevant concepts to understand practice in business and related professions in a global workplace.
BUS. 1.2 Demonstrate interrelationships between differing business and related disciplines.
BUS. 2.1 Locate and critically evaluate relevant data and literature to address business problems through a research approach.
BUS. 2.2 Apply critical and creative thinking to address issues in business.
BUS. 3.1 Convey information clearly and fluently in high quality written form appropriate for their audience.
BUS. 3.2 Use oral communication appropriately to convey information clearly and fluently.
BUS. 3.3 Demonstrate and critically reflect on how individuals work in teams in an inclusive manner.
BUS. 4.1 Critically analyse business decisions in terms of ethical practice and social responsibility.
BUS. 4.2 Critically analyse sustainability principles for various stakeholders in relation to business contexts.
BUS. 5.1 Apply technical and professional skills necessary to operate effectively in business and related professions.
FEIT A.1 Historically and Culturally Informed about Indigenous Knowledge Systems: FEIT graduates are culturally and historically informed, able to work as respectful professionals with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
FEIT B.1 Socially Responsible: Bachelor of Information Systems graduates are socially responsible professionals, able to engage with a broad range of IS stakeholders (beyond IT users), and assess personal, organisational, social and environmental impact of IS in diverse contexts.
FEIT C.1 Design Oriented: Bachelor of Information Systems graduates are able to co-design and evaluate value-adding, ethical, moral, sustainable and innovative solutions to organisational, societal and global problems.
FEIT D.1 Technically Proficient: Bachelor of Information Systems graduates are technically proficient in IS design, implementation and evaluation methods, tools and techniques, including appropriate software tools.
FEIT E.1 Collaborative and Communicative: Bachelor of Information Systems graduates are able to communicate and collaborate across functional, hierarchical and professional boundaries, within and across organisations, in local and global contexts.
FEIT F.1 Reflective: Bachelor of Information Systems graduates are able to work and thrive in the world of constant technological change by being self-reflective, curious, action-oriented, thoughtful and life-long learning professionals, dedicated to making a positive difference in organisations, wider society and humanity.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

Current school leavers are advised to complete the Year 12 Engineering and IT Questionnaire. The questionnaire allows applicants to demonstrate their strong motivation to study engineering or IT at UTS and may assist applicants whose ATAR falls short of the required cut-off by up to three points.

Non-current school leavers are advised to complete the employment question on their UAC application, as adjustment factors may be applied on the basis of relevant work experience.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics Advanced and any two units of English. Mathematics Extension 1 and English Advanced are recommended.

Recognition of prior learning

Students who have previously undertaken relevant study at a recognised tertiary education institution may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if the subjects completed are deemed by the faculty to be equivalent to subjects in the course. Study completed more than three years prior to the date of admission cannot be recognised. Limits apply to the number of credit points of RPL granted.

Course duration and attendance

The program is offered on a four-year, full-time basis or equivalently adjusted part-time basis.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 192 credit points, comprising 96 credit points in business and 96 credit points in information systems. The business component consists of core (48 credit points) and a business major (48 credit points). The information systems component consists of core (72 credit points) and stream choice (24 credit points).

Course completion requirements

CBK90169 Major choice (Business) 48cp
STM90273 Core subjects (Business) 48cp
STM91376 Core subjects (Information Systems) 72cp
STM91375 Stream choice (Information Systems) 24cp
Total 192cp

Course program

The sample programs below show a suggested sequence of subjects for Information Systems with the Finance major (as the Business major) for a full-time student. Students in other Business majors follow a similar sequence. The programs are intended as a guide only and do not take into account such factors as recognition of prior learning, changes in attendance mode and subject availability, or satisfactory academic progress. Students should consult the Timetable Planner to confirm the availability of subjects in the current academic year.

Business major list
MAJ08437 Accounting   48cp
MAJ08438 Management   48cp
MAJ08440 Finance   48cp
MAJ08441 Marketing   48cp
MAJ08442 International Business   48cp
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management   48cp
MAJ09209 Economics   48cp
MAJ08981 Advertising and Marketing Communications   48cp
Business Information Systems and Business majors, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
31265 Communication for IT Professionals   6cp
31266 Introduction to Information Systems   6cp
22108 Accounting and Accountability   6cp
21212 People and Organisations   6cp
Spring session
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
41189 Introduction to Human-centred Complex Systems   6cp
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
22208 Accounting, Business and Society   6cp
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
41092 Network Fundamentals   6cp
21214 Business and Social Impact   6cp
Spring session
41191 Business Intelligence   6cp
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
24109 Marketing and Customer Value   6cp
31272 Project Management and the Professional   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
41192 IS Value Creation Studio   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91821 Information Systems choice 12cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
MAJ08981 Advertising and Marketing Communications 48cp  
MAJ08437 Accounting 48cp  
MAJ09209 Economics 48cp  
MAJ08440 Finance 48cp  
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management 48cp  
MAJ08442 International Business 48cp  
MAJ08438 Management 48cp  
MAJ08441 Marketing 48cp  
Spring session
41186 Social Impact of IS Studio   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91821 Information Systems choice 12cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
MAJ08981 Advertising and Marketing Communications 48cp  
MAJ08437 Accounting 48cp  
MAJ09209 Economics 48cp  
MAJ08440 Finance 48cp  
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management 48cp  
MAJ08442 International Business 48cp  
MAJ08438 Management 48cp  
MAJ08441 Marketing 48cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
41195 IS Professional Capstone A   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91820 Systems Analytics choice 12cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
MAJ08981 Advertising and Marketing Communications 48cp  
MAJ08437 Accounting 48cp  
MAJ09209 Economics 48cp  
MAJ08440 Finance 48cp  
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management 48cp  
MAJ08442 International Business 48cp  
MAJ08438 Management 48cp  
MAJ08441 Marketing 48cp  
Spring session
41196 IS Professional Capstone B   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91820 Systems Analytics choice 12cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
MAJ08981 Advertising and Marketing Communications 48cp  
MAJ08437 Accounting 48cp  
MAJ09209 Economics 48cp  
MAJ08440 Finance 48cp  
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management 48cp  
MAJ08442 International Business 48cp  
MAJ08438 Management 48cp  
MAJ08441 Marketing 48cp  

Levels of award

The Bachelor of Information Systems may be awarded with distinction, credit or pass.

Refer to the Bachelor of Business (C10026) for details on levels of that award.

Honours

Students interested in research and who excel in their studies are eligible to undertake one additional full-time year of study in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology (C09019) or the Bachelor of Business (Honours) (C09004). The honours year is also available on a part-time basis over two years.

Transfer between UTS courses

Students in this combined degree may transfer to the Bachelor of Information Systems (C10395) or the Bachelor of Business (C10026).

Professional recognition

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology is seeking accreditation from the Australian Computer Society.

Refer to the Bachelor of Business (C10026) for details on professional recognition of that award.

Other information

Further information is available from:

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