Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Business

  • Effective from: 2018
  • Approved Abbreviation: BInfSys/BBus
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3744
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 093318G

This program applies to students who commenced in 2018 or later. 

The Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Business provides students with knowledge and understanding of two very closely related fields. The advantage of this degree is that it will help open doors to entrepreneurship, start-up companies and new innovations that will require business knowledge and cutting edge information systems and technology skills. The business component of the double degree will allow students to gain knowledge in one of three core Business areas:

  • Money
  • Markets 
  • Management

The Money area encompasses majors in Applied Finance and Economics, while Markets centre on majors in Hospitality, Sport Management, International Business and Marketing. Finally the Management area includes majors in Human Resources and Management. Four business core subjects introduce students to fundamental aspects of law in a commercial context, management, the basics of financing and accounting needs of an organisation, and an introduction to markets and marketing. A number of professional core subjects compliment and build on previous knowledge and skills in the areas of numeracy, creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and further enhance student’s employability by offering internship or client-based problem solving subjects. A choice from eight business majors will add to the in-depth knowledge and equip students with the skills to pursue a career in a chosen area of interest. Students’ knowledge is augmented with study in the Information Systems domain including, but not limited to, system analysis and design, information systems, programing, database design and development, networking, system deployment and management, web and mobile development and social computing. In pursuing this combination of study, students will learn how to assume corporate roles in global enterprises as well as gain skills needed to start a business. This double degree will equip students with the tools to become future entrepreneurs, to innovate, engage in new business developments, implement new business models and propose technology enhanced start-ups.

Study Mode

Four years full-time or eight years part-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
Campbelltown Campus Full Time Internal See above
Campbelltown Campus Part Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal See above

Accreditation

Bachelor of Information Systems is accredited by the Australian Computing Society at the Professional level.

For the Business component:

  • Major T041 Human Resource Management is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
  • Major T038 Applied Finance satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).
  • Major T044 - Marketing satisfies the educational requirements for recognition as a Certified Practising Marketer and eligibility for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).

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

Bachelor of Information Systems

Year 12 HSC (or equivalent); or completed Diploma of Information Technology Western Sydney University The College; or completed relevant VET award.

Bachelor of Business

Eligibility for admission to the Bachelor of Business is based on the following minimum requirements:

  • Year 12 HSC (or equivalent); or completed Diploma of Business Western Sydney University The College; or completed relevant VET award.

Additional Information

Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics and any two units of English. Students unable to demonstrate sufficient levels of achievement in mathematics will be required to use the elective unit to increase their mathematical aptitude. This will not lengthen the period of study.

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 who complete this award will graduate with a Bachelor of Information Systems and a Bachelor of Business, with the Major from the Bachelor of Business component of the program noted on their testamur.

Bachelor of Information Systems Requirements

Students must complete 160 credit points of prescribed Bachelor of Information Systems subjects.

Bachelor of Business Requirements

Students must complete 160 credit points of Bachelor of Business (BBus) subjects and are required to select and complete a major.

Students are required to complete

  • Core subjects (40 credit points)
  • Professional subjects (40 credit points)
  • Major subjects (80 credit point from one primary Business major)

Core Subjects

The four compulsory core subjects that provide students with essential business knowledge are:

Subject Title Credit Points
LAWS 1001Enterprise Law10
BUSM 1010Financing Enterprises10
BUSM 1006Enterprise Innovation and Markets10
BUSM 1008Enterprise Leadership10

Professional Subjects

The professional subjects provide a focus on careers. Students are required to complete one subject from each of the four key focus areas: numeracy, career planning, innovation, and enterprise engagement, a total of 40 credit points. Students are advised to choose subjects that will support careers in one of three areas:

  • Money (for majors in Accounting, Applied Finance, Economics and Property)
  • Markets (for majors in Hospitality Management, International Business, Marketing and Sport Management)
  • Management (for majors in Human Resource Management and Management)

See the handbook entries for each major for information on the professional subjects that are recommended.

Bachelor of Business Majors

Students are required to complete eight major core subjects from one of the following primary Business majors.

Majors for Careers in Money

Majors for Careers in Markets

Majors for Careers in Management

Majors for Careers in Business Analytics

Business Analytics, Testamur Major

Replaced Majors

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

MT2035 Hospitality Management, Testamur Major, discontinued in 2020.
MT2027 Marketing, Testamur Major, replaced by Marketing, Testamur Major in 2021 (listed above).

Recommended Sequence 

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Use the links above to see the core, professional and major subjects required for each Bachelor of Business major. Students should follow the recommended sequence below and not the sequence listed under each major.

Full-time

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
COMM 1026 Principles of Professional Communication 1 10
BBus core subject 1 10
BBus core subject 2 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MATH 1030 Statistics for Business 10
Note: MATH 1030 is also the BBus professional subject1
 
COMP 2004 Computer Networking 10
BBus core subject 3 10
BBus core subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
INFS 1006 Systems Analysis and Design 10
INFS 1002 Information Systems in Context 10
BBus major subject 1 10
Select one elective subject 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
INFS 2001 Database Design and Development 10
INFO 3001 Computer Security 10
BBus major subject 2 10
BBus professional subject 2 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
COMP 2020 Technologies for Web Applications 10
INFO 3003 Human-Computer Interaction 10
BBus major subject 3 10
BBus major subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
INFS 3012 Information Systems Deployment and Management 10
COMP 3013 Mobile Applications Development 10
BBus major subject 5 10
BBus major subject 6 10
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
INFO 3008 Professional Development 10
INFS 3006 Emerging Trends in Information Systems 10
BBus major subject 7 10
BBus professional subject 3 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 3019 Professional Experience (Advanced) 10
INFO 3011 Social Computing 10
BBus major subject 8 10
BBus professional subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Part-time

Use the links above to see the core, professional and major subjects required for each Bachelor of Business major. Students should follow the recommended sequence below and not the sequence listed under major.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
BBus core subject 1 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
INFS 1002 Information Systems in Context 10
BBus core subject 2 10
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
COMM 1026 Principles of Professional Communication 1 10
BBus core subject 3 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
INFS 2001 Database Design and Development 10
BBus core subject 4 10
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Autumn session
MATH 1030 Statistics for Business 10
Note: MATH 1030 is also the BBus Professional subject1
 
Select one elective subject 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
COMP 2004 Computer Networking 10
BBus major subject 1 10
 Credit Points20
Year 4
Autumn session
INFS 1006 Systems Analysis and Design 10
BBus professional subject 2 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
INFO 3001 Computer Security 10
BBus major subject 2 10
 Credit Points20
Year 5
Autumn session
INFO 3003 Human-Computer Interaction 10
BBus major subject 3 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
INFS 3012 Information Systems Deployment and Management 10
BBus major subject 4 10
 Credit Points20
Year 6
Autumn session
COMP 2020 Technologies for Web Applications 10
BBus major subject 5 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
COMP 3013 Mobile Applications Development 10
BBus major subject 6 10
 Credit Points20
Year 7
Autumn session
INFS 3006 Emerging Trends in Information Systems 10
BBus major subject 7 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
INFO 3011 Social Computing 10
BBus professional subject 3 10
 Credit Points20
Year 8
Autumn session
INFO 3008 Professional Development 10
BBus major subject 8 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
COMP 3018 Professional Experience 10
BBus professional subject 4 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points320