Holmesglen's Bachelor of Information Systems has a practical, hands-on approach to learning, focused on building technical skills from the ground up.
Career opportunities, include:
- systems analyst
- business analyst
- analyst programmer
- application programmer
- software tester
- database administrator
- systems administrator
- web developer
Pathways to further study:
- Bachelor of Information Systems graduates can apply for entry to relevant Masters or other post-graduate qualifications.
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Studying the Bachelor of Information Systems at Holmesglen
The course gives students broad capability across the areas of networking, programming and web design, database design, cyber security and business analytics.
Subjects feature learning in business analysis, cloud computing, virtualisation, cyber security, big data and business intelligence, business management, information security and network security.
Mode of study Full-time, on-campus face-to-face delivery. This course is currently available for commencement in Semester 2, 2021 via remotely facilitated delivery offshore.
All new students commencing in a higher education course must attend their Faculty Course Orientation and Holmesglen's Higher Education Orientation.
Enterprise Systems, Database Systems, Business Decision Analysis, Networking, Programming, Big Data and Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security.
This course is comprised of 23 subjects: 18 core and five elective subjects.
||Information systems in organisations
||Fundamentals of programming
||Communications and teamwork
||Operating systems and virtualisation
||Business requirements analysis
||The Modern Economy
||Information security management
||Business decision analysis
||Web design and programming
||Big data and business intelligence
||Enterprise cloud computing
||Human computer interaction
||Computerised Accounting Applications
||Organisational Behaviour And Design
||Business Relationship Management
||Programming web services
||Business transformation and innovation
||Information systems support and testing
||Information systems project
||Ethics and IT governance
| Code || Name |
|BIS101||Information systems in organisations|
|BIS102||Fundamentals of programming|
|BIS104||Communications and teamwork|
|BIS202||Operating systems and virtualisation|
|BIS201||Business requirements analysis|
|BEX103||The Modern Economy|
|BISE03||Information security management|
|BIS301||Business decision analysis|
|BIS403||Web design and programming|
|BIS501||Big data and business intelligence|
|BIS502||Enterprise cloud computing|
|BISE01||Human computer interaction|
|BAC102||Computerised Accounting Applications|
|BAC205||Organisational Behaviour And Design|
|BEX102||Business Relationship Management|
|BISE02||Programming web services|
|BISE05||Business transformation and innovation|
|BIS601||Information systems support and testing|
|BIS602||Information systems project|
|BIS603||Ethics and IT governance|
A variety of assessment methods are used, including technical reports, laboratory reports, network design models, practical strategy assessments, written assignments, literature reviews, practical case studies, group projects, individual and group presentations, online quizzes, practical labs, exams, research reports, feasibility reports, and classroom hurdle tasks.
For details of credit points, learning outcomes, weekly contact hours, assessments, pre-requisites and co-requisites, download the Bachelor of Information Systems subjects summary (Word-55kb).
For details on the profile of students undertaking this course, download the Bachelor of Information Systems student profile (Word-59kb).
For details on ATAR-based offers, download the 2020 ATAR-based Offers for the Bachelor of Information Systems (Word - 58kb).
Prior to enrolment or commencement of this higher education program, you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment. This will assist with determining your suitability to the course, and identify any learning support needs.
Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past two years)
This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection consideration.
An applicant may be admitted to the course after successfully completing VCE in which they have successfully completed the following:
• Units 3 and 4 English Language with a study score of at least 20 OR English as an Additional Language (EAL) with a study score of at least 25.
For these three applicant types:
- Applicants with Higher Education Study
- Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study
- Applicants with Work and Life experience
The following entry requirements apply:
- Your entire academic record will be considered.
- You will also be required to attend a 30-minute interview where your suitability for enrolment will be determined.
You should bring supporting documentation for review which could include:
- personal CV outlining your relevant work and life skills and experience
- letters of reference from employers
- documents relating to prior study including course and subject transcripts, and course and subject outline documents.
The Computing and IT Department will contact you to arrange an interview time once you have applied.
All applicants are required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment as part of the interview process. This assessment is used to identify your suitability for the course, and identify any learning support needs.
Holmesglen requires learners to have IT skills in switching on the computer, saving and organising files, sending and reading emails and following instructions for installing software/applications.
Pathways into the course
Applicants that already hold a certificate, diploma or higher qualification in an IT field will be offered an admissions pathway into the Bachelor of Information Systems.
Advanced Standing will be considered for applicants who have any of the following:
- been awarded an IT diploma or higher in the last five years
- have more than two years’ experience working in the IT industry.
Applicants seeking advanced standing need to Apply to enrol. The Computing and IT Department will contact you to arrange an interview time to review your Advanced Standing application once you have applied. At the 30 minute interview, you will be asked to submit evidence of qualifications and/or work experience in the field of IT.
Suitable evidence can included the following:
- awarded qualification documents
- qualification transcripts
- original course and subject outlines
- work position descriptions or a CV
- proof of employment
- a letter of reference from your employer confirming the duties undertaken in the workplace.
You may be able to shorten the length of your studies by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, or work and life experience. Read more about gaining advanced standing and credits.
Qualification and recognition
After completing 23 subjects, you will be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Information Systems.
Connections with industry
Holmesglen works closely with leading companies in the IT industry, including Cisco, VMware, Fortinet, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services to ensure this course is industry current. With this Bachelor, you will gain the practical experience and theoretical knowledge to be productive in the workforce from day one.
How to apply
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Full Fee||$9,897.00||per annum|
|Student Amenities fee||$313.00||per annum|
Students are also required to pay a compulsory student services fee (SSF). This fee contributes to the cost of providing student support services including counselling, welfare services, learning support, and other activities provided by the student support and wellbeing teams. For 2021 the (SSF) fee is $313.00 for 12 months. The fee is charged per semester at $156.50 per semester.
For details of fees per unit, download the Bachelor of Information Systems 2021 tuition fees (Word - 33kb).
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses.
To view the additional costs that may apply to your course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
Higher Education Loans Program (HELP) are available to eligible students to pay for tuition and studnet amenities fees for this course. Read more about HELP.
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