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Students who commenced study in 2016 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.

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any 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.

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

Managing faculty

Faculty of Information Technology

Websites

Faculty of Information Technology

Location

Clayton

In the Business information systems major you will develop a thorough understanding of business information systems, fundamental business IT concepts and how IT can be used to serve business needs. You will learn how to conduct a detailed analysis of a business problem and design a computer-based solution.

You will acquire the knowledge and skills in the broad areas of business programming, information systems, e-business, business analytics, data science and decision support, which will enable you to solve business problems in organisations of all sizes. You will learn to communicate with, and understand the needs of software developers, business managers and users.

This major includes a special focus on Business Analytics (available as a stand-alone minor). You will learn how analytical tools and simulation software are used to model, analyse and design business processes. You will acquire practical skills in using quantitative methods, data mining and visualisation to look for patterns and trends in data, helping organisations solve problems and add value.

Data and case studies will be drawn from diverse sources including health, life sciences, web traffic and social networking, business data including transactions, economic data, customer traffic, scientific research and experimental data. This area of study will be of interest to IT students who want to work in business or finance, and to students wanting to complement their Business or Commerce studies with IT-based methods.

The broad base of this major will prepare you for leadership roles in IT management. Students in the Industry-based learning program taking this major have the option of a second IBL placement.

Availability

Business information systems is listed in the Bachelor of Information Technology at Clayton as a minor, major or extended major.

Outcomes

In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:

  • apply analytical techniques to interpret business data, solve quantitative problems, and improve business processes
  • analyse business information needs and determine the scope for IT-based solutions.

Units

Minor requirements (24 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the minor.

Students complete:

Major requirements (48 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the major and at least 18 points must be at level 3.

Students complete:

  • FIT1051 Programming foundations
  • FIT1006 Business information analysis* **
  • FIT2090 Business information systems and processes
  • FIT2001 Systems development
  • FIT3158 Business decision modelling
  • FIT2095 eBusiness software technologies or FIT2081 Mobile application development
  • FIT3003 Business intelligence and data warehousing or FIT3152 Data analytics
  • FIT3174 IT Strategy and governance or FIT3138 Real time enterprise systems

* This unit has a prerequisite of any Year 12 Mathematics study or MTH1010 or equivalent.

** Students in the following double degrees will complete a unit from the Business Information Systems extended major in place of FIT1006: B2017 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology; B2018 Bachelor of Business Specialist and Bachelor of Information Technology; B2025 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology; B2015 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist and Bachelor of Information Technology.

Extended major requirements (72 points)

No more than 24 points at level 1 may be credited to the extended major and at least 24 points must be at level 3.

Students complete the requirements of the major in Business Information Systems (48 points) and also:

(a.) Students with one or no IBL placements complete the remaining three units (18 points) listed under the major, and:

(b.) Students selected for two IBL placements complete FIT2032 Industry-based learning (18 points) and one unit (6 points) of the remaining level 3 units listed under the major.

Relevant courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

Successful completion of the minor, major or extended major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:*

  • C2000 Bachelor of Information Technology

Students in this course can complete the minor or the extended major by using 24 points of their free electives or, where relevant, prescribed FIT electives.*

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.

* Students cannot complete both the minor and a major or extended major in the same area of study.

Double degrees

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Information Technology component in the following double degrees:*

  • B2017 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2018 Bachelor of Business Specialist and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2025 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2015 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • D3009 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Information Technology**
  • C2002 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Arts
  • C2003 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Science

* Depending on units completed it may be possible for students to complete a minor and a major by using, where relevant, prescribed FIT electives. Students cannot complete both a minor and a major in the same area of study. An extended major cannot be completed in the Bachelor of Information Technology component in a double degree.

** Students studying the secondary education specialisation in this double degree cannot complete a minor.