Bachelor of Information Systems

  • Effective from: 2016
  • Approved Abbreviation: BInfoSys
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3687
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 079492M

This program applies to students who commenced in 2016 or later. 

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year 2014, please refer to: 3687.1 Bachelor of Information Systems

Today, practising professionals need to not only have knowledge and skills in computing, they also need to understand the context in which computer technology is applied in society, and be able to work collaboratively with people in all sorts of professions and industries. The Bachelor of Information Systems degree integrates closely the applications of computing and information systems in a global business environment. You will work with organisations to design, develop, deploy and manage information systems through the application of computing technology. This program will help you carry out a real-life project where you will need to design and develop an information system that solves a community-based problem.

Study Mode

Three years full-time.

Program Advice

Program Advice

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 Simi Kamini Bajaj
Sydney City Campus Full Time Internal Antoinette Cevenini

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Information Systems 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.

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for the Bachelor of Information Systems requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequences below.

Double Degrees are Available with Business and Law.

Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Laws

Sydney City Campus

Click here for the recommended sequence at Sydney City Campus.

Full-time start-year intake - Parramatta Campus

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
COMP 2004 Computer Networking 10
INFS 2001 Database Design and Development 10
MATH 1030 Statistics for Business 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
COMP 2020 Technologies for Web Applications 10
INFO 3003 Human-Computer Interaction 10
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 3018 Professional Experience 10
INFO 3011 Social Computing 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Full-time mid-year intake - Parramatta Campus

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
COMP 2004 Computer Networking 10
INFS 2001 Database Design and Development 10
INFS 1002 Information Systems in Context 10
MATH 1030 Statistics for Business 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
COMM 1026 Principles of Professional Communication 1 10
INFS 1006 Systems Analysis and Design 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
INFO 3001 Computer Security 10
INFS 3012 Information Systems Deployment and Management 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
COMP 2020 Technologies for Web Applications 10
INFO 3003 Human-Computer Interaction 10
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 3018 Professional Experience 10
INFO 3008 Professional Development 10
INFS 3006 Emerging Trends in Information Systems 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Full-time - Accelerated Pathway
Start-year 2.5 year accelerated pathway with summer sessions

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
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 2004 Computer Networking 10
INFS 1002 Information Systems in Context 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Summer A session
INFO 3003 Human-Computer Interaction 10
INFS 2001 Database Design and Development 10
Summer Subject information 1  
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
COMP 2020 Technologies for Web Applications 10
MATH 1030 Statistics for Business 10
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
INFO 3011 Social Computing 10
 Credit Points40
Summer A session
INFO 3008 Professional Development 10
Select one elective 10
Summer Subject information 1  
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Autumn session
INFS 3006 Emerging Trends in Information Systems 10
COMP 3018 Professional Experience 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Full-time Accelerated Pathway
Early start 2.5 year accelerated pathway with summer sessions

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Summer A sessionCredit Points
MATH 1030 Statistics for Business 10
INFS 2001 Database Design and Development 10
Summer Subject information 1  
 Credit Points20
Autumn session
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
COMP 2004 Computer Networking 10
INFS 1002 Information Systems in Context 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Summer A session
INFO 3003 Human-Computer Interaction 10
Select one elective 10
Summer Subject information 1  
 Credit Points20
Autumn session
COMP 2020 Technologies for Web Applications 10
Select three electives 30
 Credit Points40
Spring session
INFO 3001 Computer Security 10
COMP 3013 Mobile Applications Development 10
INFO 3011 Social Computing 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Summer A session
INFO 3008 Professional Development 10
Select one elective 10
Summer Subject information 1  
 Credit Points20
Autumn session
COMP 3018 Professional Experience 10
INFS 3006 Emerging Trends in Information Systems 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points240

Suggested Majors and Minors

Majors

Parramatta Campus

Penrith Campus


Sydney City Campus

Minors

Parramatta Campus

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