Bachelor of Technology (Information Systems) - 2016

Please note: This course has recently undergone a major change. Please refer to Transition Arrangements for more information.

The 2017 course information for this course is now available. View 2017 course details.

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Course summary - 2016

Level: Undergraduate
Qualification: Bachelor Degree
Number of units: 24 units to complete
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The course emphasis is on the effective use of information and information technology within an organisation and the development of systems for solving business problems. The Bachelor of Technology (Information Systems) aims to create information systems (IS) professionals who add value to the organisation by having both a strong technical background and the ability to liaise with team members and other stakeholders including clients.

The degree incorporates a breadth of knowledge around the technology fundamentals including programming, databases, networking and web design. An appreciation of the overall architecture of information systems and design issues around human-computer interaction, information risk and security, business information systems strategy, project management, and process modelling are an integral part of the course.

The growing demand for IS professionals who can provide IS/IT expertise while showing an aptitude towards the organisational environment and the ability to communicate with the business users, means that graduates of this degree can enjoy career opportunities where IS/IT-requisite skills and knowledge are highly valued. The course also provides individuals with the requisite academic knowledge and skills to undertake further learning at higher levels such as Honours, Graduate Certificate, or Masters (by coursework) within the field of IS/IT and/or an area closely related to IS/IT.

This degree prepares students for careers as Information Systems professionals. Depending on electives chosen, direct career outcomes include entry-level roles as business analysts/programmers, systems consultants and junior project managers. With additional work experience, and professional development, subsequent careers may include roles such as Database Administrator (DBA), Chief Information Officer (CIO) and other senior management positions.

For admission into this degree you must meet ONE of the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification. VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL); OR
  • Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including a Certificate IV, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply; OR
  • Successful completion of 3 OUA undergraduate units or equivalent at pass level.

Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.

The university may determine selection criteria and restrictions, in respect of courses, to apply in addition to these entry requirements.

To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this degree, you must be:

  • An Australian citizen residing in Australia for all or part of your studies; OR
  • A New Zealand citizen who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study; OR
  • The holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study

To learn more about Commonwealth supported places, including eligibility please see Commonwealth supported places.

Please note: If you are not eligible for CSP you can still enrol and study though OUA as a full fee paying student via FEE-HELP or upfront payments. Please refer to the Swinburne University of Technology website for more information.

To discuss a recommended order of studying core units in this course, contact the Faculty of Business and Law.

Please note: You cannot re-enrol into Swinburne units that you have already passed.

Absent Without Leave and Leave of Absence: How to apply for an approved leave of absence and minimise the risk of having to reapply for degree admission: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/open-universities-australia/current/AWOL-and-LOA.html

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Technology (Information Systems) students must complete 24 units of study (300 credit points) as follows:

  • 16 Business Information Systems core units (200 credit points)
  • 8 electives (100 credit points), of which could be in the form of free electives from any OUA offerings and/or from SUT offerings as appropriate, or as part of an approved Major in Economics, Marketing, or Tourism Management, or as part of approved minors in Business Studies, Economics, Internet Design, Marketing, Public Relations, and/or Tourism Management.

Regardless of any credit awarded within this degree, students must complete a minimum of 8 units of study with Swinburne University as part of this degree.

Please note: You cannot re-enrol into Swinburne units that you have already passed.

Electives

Students can complete up to 8 elective units. Electives can be any undergraduate unit offered by Open Universities Australia. 

Students can select their minor sequences from those listed below. Students can complete a co-major in Economics, Marketing or Tourism Management as listed below.

Students without previous mathematics are advised to study MTH10002 Dealing with Numbers as an elective before enrolling in STA10003 Foundations of Statistics.
 

Total number of units to complete: 15 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Information Methods
INF10014 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 SP4
Information Systems Fundamentals
INF10006 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Programming Concepts
COS10012 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
Database Concepts and Modelling
INF20004 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Electronic Communications and Applications
INF20001 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
Human-Computer Interaction
ICT20008 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
Business Analysis and Modelling
INF20002 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
Management Support Systems
INF20006 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Enterprise Systems
INF20012 Swinburne - - - SP4
Professional Issues in Information Technology
ICT30005 Swinburne - - - SP4
Business Intelligence and Datsa Visualisation
INF30004 Swinburne Coming in 2017
Business Process Modelling
INF30005 Swinburne Coming in 2017
Professional Reading and Writing in Information Systems Strategy
INF30009 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
Information Technology Project Management
INF30029 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Information Systems Risk & Security
INF30020 Swinburne - - SP3 -

Please note: INF200010 has been removed from offer in 2016 - this unit will be replaced

Total number of units to complete: 8 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Microeconomics
ECO10002 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
Financial Statistics
FIN10002 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Macroeconomics
ECO10003 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Managerial Economics and Strategy
ECO20003 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Economic Policy in Society
ECO30002 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Financial Markets
FIN20012 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
International Trade and Finance
FIN30013 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Economic Development
ECO30001 Swinburne - SP2 - -
Environmental Economics
ECO20001 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Total number of units to complete: 8 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Fundamentals of Marketing
MKT10007 Swinburne SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Marketing Research
MKT20019 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Integrated Marketing Communication
MKT20021 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Consumer Behaviour
MKT20025 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Marketing and Communication Information and Decision Making
MKT30015 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Marketing Strategy and Planning
MKT30016 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
Branding, Innovation and Design
MKT30017 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Marketing Channel Design and Integration
MKT20023 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Product and Service Innovation Management
MKT20024 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
Total number of units to complete: 8 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Introduction to Tourism
TOU10001 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Management Concepts (Introduction to Management)
IBA111 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Special Interest Tourism
TOU20003 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Tourist Destination Management
TOU20006 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Tourism Enterprise Development
TOU20004 Swinburne - SP2 - -
Contemporary Issues in Tourism
TOU20008 Swinburne - - - SP4
Tourism Planning and Resource Management
TOU30004 Swinburne - - - SP4
Global Tourism Futures
TOU30002 Swinburne - SP2 - -
Tourism Communications
TOU30003 Swinburne - - SP3 -

Please note: All Tourism units are currently in teach-out. All applicable students will need to complete all required units for their Tourism Management Co-Major by the end of 2017. TOU10001 Introduction to Tourism is a mandatory pre-requisite for all remaining Tourism units and is no longer available after SP1, 2016.

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Microeconomics
ECO10002 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
Macroeconomics
ECO10003 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Managerial Economics and Strategy
ECO20003 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Environmental Economics
ECO20001 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Financial Markets
FIN20012 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Banking Operations and Governance (Previously Banking and Financial Institutions Management)
FIN20013 Swinburne - - SP3 -
International Trade and Finance
FIN30013 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Economic Development
ECO30001 Swinburne - SP2 - -
Economic Policy in Society
ECO30002 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Internet Design Introduction
DIG251 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Internet Interactivity Design
DIG252 Curtin - SP2 - SP4
Internet Dynamic Environment Design
DIG351 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Internet Delivery Design
DIG352 Curtin - SP2 - SP4
Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Fundamentals of Marketing
MKT10007 Swinburne SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Consumer Behaviour
MKT20025 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Services Marketing
MKT20012 Swinburne - SP2 - -
Product and Service Innovation Management
MKT20024 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Business Communication
COM12 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Introduction to Public Relations
CMM127 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Media Relations
CMM220 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Media Law
CMM26 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Management Communication
COM21 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Media Buying and Planning
CMM33 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Introduction to Tourism
TOU10001 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Tourist Destination Management
TOU20006 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Contemporary Issues in Tourism
TOU20008 Swinburne - - - SP4
Global Tourism Futures
TOU30002 Swinburne - SP2 - -

Please note: All Tourism units are currently in teach-out. All applicable students will need to complete all required units for their Tourism Management Minor by the end of 2017. TOU10001 Introduction to Tourism is a mandatory pre-requisite for all remaining Tourism units and is no longer available after SP1, 2016.

  Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Introduction to Programming
CPT120 RMIT SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Programming 1
CPT121 RMIT SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Programming in C
CPT220 RMIT - SP2 - SP4
Scripting Language Programming
CPT223 RMIT SP1 - - -
Web Programming
CPT270 RMIT - SP2 - SP4
Object-Oriented Programming in C++
CPT323 RMIT SP1 - - -

Students interested in developing their programming skills may wish to study units from the list of recommended IT electives.

Advanced Standing

Students who are considering enrolling into a Swinburne undergraduate degree may apply for academic credit of up to sixteen [16] units based on prior credentialed or non-credentialed learning. Students wishing to apply for credit (referred to as ‘exemptions’) can do so on the basis of:

  • Credentialed Learning - previous formal post-secondary studies taken at another educational institution or in another sector or in another course or
  • Non-credentialed Learning - Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience and/or formal training or a combination of both.

Broad Conditions

  • Only study undertaken within the last 10 years can be considered for exemption.
  • Students must complete at least eight [8] Swinburne undergraduate units to be eligible to graduate with a Swinburne undergraduate award.

For information on how to apply for credit please refer to Swinburne’s website at http://www.swinburne.edu.au/open-universities-australia/advanced-standing-rpl.html

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Students should register with Swinburne University of Technology for the degree by completing a Degree Registration form and paying the required fee, in order to receive advice on credit, unit selection and degree information. The non-refundable $200 fee is payable when the form is submitted.

The Degree Registration form can be downloaded from Swinburne's Open Universities Australia site.

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can apply for loans through the Commonwealth government's Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP), which allows you to defer your fees. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a certain level.

There are currently two types of loan:

Loan scheme Who can access it? When can I use it? How do I find out more?
Course loan
(HECS-HELP)
  • Australian citizens
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders

After you've been admitted into an application course. (That's why we call it a course loan.)

If you complete units from different universities, each university will ask you to apply for HECS-HELP.

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Unit loan
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  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia,
    at least one unit of study
    contributing to their course
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian
    visa holders who will be
    resident in Australia for the
    duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who
    are undertaking bridging study
    for overseas-trained professionals
    , and will be
    resident in Australia for the
    duration of their study

When you enrol in OUA units without having been admitted into an application course.

If you're studying OUA units to become eligible to apply for this course, we recommend using FEE-HELP for them. Once you've completed the units to the required standard you can apply for the course and, once admitted, switch to the course loan (HECS-HELP).

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FEE-HELP
You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia

2016 Transition Arrangements

Withdrawal of Tourism Management Major, Co-Major and Minor from 2018.

Students undertaking the Tourism Management stream will have to complete the major, co-major or minor by the end of 2017.

A teach-out unit schedule (below) has been developed which provides students with the information to plan the completion of their Tourism Management units.

Tourism_Teach_Out_Plan_2016-2017.pdf

2014 - 2017 Transition Arrangements

From 2017, the Bachelor of Technology (Information Systems) is changing to the Bachelor of Business Information Systems.

Students will be contacted shortly with more information. In the meantime, please refer to the PDF files below:

Transition Information 2014-2017

Secondary Studies (Co-majors and Minors) Transition Information 2014-2017

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