Undergraduate - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Information Technology component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Information Technology
Offered byClayton School of Information Technology


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Organisations and the environments they operate in become increasingly more complex, and information technology has become an indispensable component of the decision making processes that allow us to deal with this complexity. Decision support systems use innovative IT techniques to model organisations and to reveal the impact of alternative choices on the quality of service, operational costs, etc. Decision support applications include strategic planning, market analysis, resource allocation and scheduling, online adaptation and operational control. The decision support major complements the foundational studies in computer science, with topics on data analysis, decision making, intelligent systems, and decision support systems.

Sequence requirements

Minor in decision support

Students complete:

  • FIT1006 Business information analysis or STA1010 Statistical methods for science
  • FIT2017 Computer models for business decision making
  • FIT3003 Business intelligence and data warehousing
  • FIT3080 Intelligent systems

Major in decision support

Students complete the minor in decision support (above) and:

  • FIT1010 Introduction to software engineering
  • FIT2079 Information graphics
  • FIT3022 Intelligent decision support systems
  • FIT3107 Advanced programming for database applications

Contact details

Relevant courses

2380 Bachelor of Computer Science