Information systems

Why study Information systems?

Business relies heavily on the use of information systems - that is, the specific software used to store data records.

Established in response to strong industry demand, this course aims to give you a thorough understanding of information technology tool and specialist knowledge in management, marketing or accounting. It offers you the opportunity to develop a mixture of skills in the two complementary areas of information systems and business/management.

You will study various information processing techniques and how to use them efficiently to manage large-scale businesses and resources. You can also choose from various electives to tailor your studies to meet your individual interests.

Scholarships

In addition to existing Commonwealth and university-funded scholarships, the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering offers up to A$6000 per annum to high-achieving students. You may also have an opportunity to receive a small scholarship sponsored by one of our industry partners.

Professional recognition

La Trobe designs its courses with your future career in mind and partners with a range of professional organisations for accreditation and registration. Refer to the detail for each course below to see what professional registration and membership options exist.

Business Information Systems

Find out more about the Bachelor of Business Information Systems at La Trobe University.

Career opportunities

Graduates should be able to critically analyse business problems and develop innovative solutions through the effective use of information systems, fitting roles that bridge the gap between technical and management personnel.

You're likely to find a variety of industry sectors that rely on the effective use of information systems and management to maximise their profit. A typical role for graduates is systems analyst, where you apply your expertise in analysing business information system requirements and system deployment methods.

Courses

Local students

2017

Bachelor of Business Information Systems

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2017
About this course
Information systems help people use technology to make the best possible decisions. This degree, accredited by the Australian Computer Society, gives you a comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques required to manage these complex systems, and creative innovative solutions to information challenges.

In first year you'll cover key concepts in IT, programming and information systems along with the foundations of management, marketing and accounting. In second and third year you'll go on to study subjects such as the development of information systems and database design.

Your third year will involve a year-long industry project, giving you hands-on experience working as part of a team in the planning and development of a medium sized software project.

Once you graduate, you'll be ready to work in technology and management across a range of organisations. You could find roles in systems analysis and development, business analysis, and project management.
Career opportunities
Once you graduate, you'll be ready to work in technology and management across a range of organisations. You could find roles in systems analysis and development, business analysis, and project management.
Professional recognition
This course is fully accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business, any Information Technology or any Mathematics equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
How to apply

Apply through VTAC if you're applying to more than one institution, or if you are currently in Year 12.

If you intend to apply only to La Trobe you can apply direct to the University until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Business Information SystemsMelbourne

Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Honours)

Duration :
1 year full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne n/a
Year
2017
About this course
You'll undertake a research project across two subjects under the supervision of a member of staff. This takes the equivalent of eight or nine months of continuous work In first semester, you'll wirte and submit a literature review as a hurdle requirement.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
Career opportunities
Honours graduates are eligible to apply for higher research degrees.
Prerequisite
Prerequisites
Completion of the Bachelor of Business Information Systems (or equivalent) degree with a minimum average of 60% across all of the third-year subjects and an average of at least 70% over the best third-year level computer science and information technology subjects (which must include a project) to the value of 60 credit-points. For La Trobe University graduates, the subjects CSE3PRA and CSE3PRB will count as 15 credit points only in this calculation.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Additional information
In addition to meeting the prerequisite requirements, you must also have a supervisor prior to enrolment.
How to apply

Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Business Information Systems (Honours) Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Year
2017
About this course
Combine a foundation in business with a recognised legal qualification through this double degree. You'll learn the fundamentals of business, economics and finance, and gain the skills and knowledge you need to work in legal practice.

The business component of your degree offers a choice of majors including management, human resources, international business, sport management and marketing. Your first year subjects will give you an overview of business practice and prepare you to take on higher-level problem solving as you progress through the course.

Your law studies will include all the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for legal practice. We focus on developing your skills in critical thinking, analysis, advocacy, mediation and negotiation, and you can build a specialised degree through your elective choices.

Only the first two years of this course are offered in Bendigo. While it is possible to arrange long-distance learning, we recommend transferring to the Melbourne Campus to complete your degree with a wider selection of subjects. Law electives are also available in intensive delivery at Melbourne in summer and winter schools.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with an understanding of how business and law intersect in areas such as banking and finance law, income taxation law and global business law. You could go on to careers in the law, corporate and not-for-profit organisations, governance and public policy.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board to qualify for admission to the legal profession in Victoria as an Australian lawyer. Admission to the legal profession by the Supreme Court of Victoria also requires the completion of practical legal training either by a 12-month period of Supervised Legal Training or by completing an approved practical legal training course (for example, at the Leo Cussen Institute or The College of Law). Candidates for admission to practise must also satisfy the Admissions Board that they are a fit and proper person to be admitted to practise.

Human Resource Management graduates can seek admission to the Australian Human Resource Institute (subject to relevant work experience). Marketing graduates are eligible to join the Australian Marketing Institute or the Australian Market and Social Research Society as associate members. The Bachelor of Business (HRM) is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). The marketing major of the Bachelor of Business is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business or any Humanities equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional information
Students commencing their studies at Bendigo normally transfer to Melbourne after two years of full-time study where they complete the remainder of their course but can elect to complete some of their later year law subjects in Bendigo through blended learning/video conferencing.. Law electives are available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School. It is possible to apply for transfer into a different double degree program at the Melbourne campus such as Law/Accounting or Law/Finance.
How to apply

Apply through VTAC if you're applying to more than one institution, or if you are currently in Year 12.

If you intend to apply only to La Trobe you can apply direct to the University until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Laws/BusinessBendigo

Want to know more?

Feel free to ask us a question about any course for local students.

Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2017

Bachelor of Business Information Systems (075223J)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
27 000
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Information systems help people use technology to make the best possible decisions. This degree, accredited by the Australian Computer Society, gives you a comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques required to manage these complex systems, and creative innovative solutions to information challenges.

In first year you'll cover key concepts in IT, programming and information systems along with the foundations of management, marketing and accounting. In second and third year you'll go on to study subjects such as the development of information systems and database design.

Your third year will involve a year-long industry project, giving you hands-on experience working as part of a team in the planning and development of a medium sized software project.

Once you graduate, you'll be ready to work in technology and management across a range of organisations. You could find roles in systems analysis and development, business analysis, and project management.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - N/A
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 65
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate programs. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.
Professional recognition
This course is fully accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Career opportunities
You'll be suited to roles that bridge the gap between technical and management personnel. You can find a career in various sectors, for example, as a system analyst with expertise in analysing business information system requirements and system deployment methods.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Business Information SystemsMelbourne

Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Honours) (075222K)

Duration :
1 year full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
27 000
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
You'll undertake a research project across two subjects under the supervision of a member of staff. This takes the equivalent of eight or nine months of continuous work In first semester, you'll wirte and submit a literature review as a hurdle requirement.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
Academic entry requirements
Completion of the Bachelor of Business Information Systems (or equivalent) degree with a minimum average of 60% across all of the third-year subjects and an average of at least 70% over the best third-year level computer science and computer-engineering subjects (which must include a project) to the value of 60 credit-points.
NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Additional information
In addition to meeting the prerequisite requirements, you must also have a supervisor prior to enrolment.
Career opportunities
Honours graduates are eligible to apply for higher research degrees.
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Business Information Systems (Honours) Melbourne

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Mr Vajira Abeyratna,
Bachelor of Information Systems

"As an international student, I find that La Trobe offers me the best facilities and even better staff."

Information systems placements

Computer Science and Computer Engineering students can apply for the industry-based learning program, which provides successful applicants with paid, full-time employment in industry as well as credit towards your degree.

The IT branded cadetship program also offers IT students the chance to work full-time and study part-time, while gaining mentoring and support from an Industry Partner workplace coach.

Overseas study opportunities

As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academic staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. View staff in Information systems.

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