Bachelor of Information Systems Advanced

  • Effective from: 2014
  • Approved Abbreviation: BInfoSysAdv
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3688
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 079493K

This degree focuses on computing and information technology in the context of business. In addition to the generic content described for Bachelor of Information Systems, this program utilises advanced activities, extension projects, research training and hands on work on real business projects.

During this program you will have a mentor who will support and guide you throughout the degree. This program will also link you with experienced academic staff and industry partners who will provide you with continuous training and supervision. In addition you will be invited to join research groups which will allow you to take part in large research projects.

Bachelor of Information Systems Brochure

Study Tour 2016 Information Systems Student Engagements

Study Mode

Three years full-time.

Program Advice

CDMS@westernsydney.edu.au

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Information Systems Advanced is accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at Professional Level.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline.  This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this program.  Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the link below for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Admission

Assumed Knowledge: HSC Mathematics and any two units of HSC English

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International students currently completing an Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia, an International Baccalaureate in Australia or a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 must apply via UAC International.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

Students within the advanced degree are required to complete five advanced subjects.

Compulsory Advanced Subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
INFS 3007Emerging Trends in Information Systems (Advanced)10
COMP 3019Professional Experience (Advanced)10
Select three subjects of the following:30
Computer Networking (Advanced)
Database Design and Development (Advanced)
Human-Computer Interaction (Advanced)
Programming Techniques (Advanced)
Web Systems Development (Advanced)
Total Credit Points50

Advanced degrees are available with Business and Law.

Bachelor of Information Systems Advanced/Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Information Systems Advanced/Bachelor of Law

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequences below.

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
COMM 1026 Principles of Professional Communication 1 10
INFS 1006 Systems Analysis and Design 10
INFS 1002 Information Systems in Context 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MATH 1030 Statistics for Business 10
Select one of the following: 10
Computer Networking  
Computer Networking (Advanced)  
Select one of the following: 10
Database Design and Development  
Database Design and Development (Advanced)  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
COMP 2020 Technologies for Web Applications 10
Select one of the following: 10
Human-Computer Interaction  
Human-Computer Interaction (Advanced)  
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
INFO 3001 Computer Security 10
INFS 3012 Information Systems Deployment and Management 10
COMP 3013 Mobile Applications Development 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
INFO 3008 Professional Development 10
INFS 3006 Emerging Trends in Information Systems 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 3019 Professional Experience (Advanced) 10
INFO 3011 Social Computing 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Full-time mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
INFS 1002 Information Systems in Context 10
MATH 1030 Statistics for Business 10
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
COMM 1026 Principles of Professional Communication 1 10
INFS 1006 Systems Analysis and Design 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
INFO 3001 Computer Security 10
INFS 3012 Information Systems Deployment and Management 10
Select one of the following: 10
Database Design and Development  
Database Design and Development (Advanced)  
Select one of the following: 10
Computer Networking  
Computer Networking (Advanced)  
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
COMP 2020 Technologies for Web Applications 10
Select one of the following: 10
Human-Computer Interaction  
Human-Computer Interaction (Advanced)  
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
INFO 3011 Social Computing 10
COMP 3013 Mobile Applications Development 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
COMP 3019 Professional Experience (Advanced) 10
INFO 3008 Professional Development 10
INFS 3006 Emerging Trends in Information Systems 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Majors

All majors and minors available to program Bachelor of Information Systems are also available to those enrolled in program Bachelor of Information Systems Advanced.

Majors

Minors

Elective Minors

Students in Advanced programs may use elective subjects toward obtaining an additional approved minor in Applied Leadership or Critical Thinking.

Applied Leadership, Minor

Critical Thinking, Minor 

Minor elective spaces

Elective subjects may be used toward obtaining an additional approved minor (40 credit points).  Western Sydney University offers minors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Global Sustainability Minor

Indigenous Australian Studies Minor

Search for minors

Students can apply for an elective minor via MySR.

MyStudentRecords (MySR) [hyperlink needed]

Replaced Majors and Minors

The majors and minors listed below count towards completion of this program for students who began studying these majors and minors prior to the years indicated.

M3017, Interactive Analytics, Major, replaced by Interactive Analytics, Major in 2020 (listed above).
M3070 Networking, Major, replaced by Networking, Major in 2017 (listed above).
SM3055 Networking, Minor, replaced by Networking, Minor in 2017 (listed above).
SM3089 Statistics, Minor, discontinued 2020