University Handbook 2017

Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Honours)

Course code/s: SHBIY

Course details
Location Bundoora
Course code SHBIY
Course coordinator Dr Eric Pardede
Available to international students Yes
CRICOS 075222K
Course duration 1 year full-time
Credit points 120 credit points
Exchange opportunity No
Leave of absence available No
Course queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students

Course description

Students undertake a research project, across both CSE5TSA and CSE5TSB that takes the equivalent of eight or nine months of continuous work under the supervision of a member of staff. In the first semester, a literature review is written up and submitted as a hurdle requirement for the subject.

A list of prospective thesis topics is available from the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology.

Admission requirements

To qualify for admission to the Honours program, Honours degree students are selected based on their performance in the final year of the pass degree course. Students must obtain a minimum average of 60 per cent across all of their third-year subjects and obtain an average of at least 70 per cent over their best third-year level computer science and computer-engineering subjects (which must include a project) to the value of 60 credit points. The subjects CSE3PRB (30 credit points) will count as 15 credit points only in this calculation.

Meeting this requirement, however, does not guarantee a place in the Honours year as resources may limit the total number of places available, and students are expected to find a supervisor prior to enrolment.

Course intended learning outcomes

The course intended learning outcomes for this degree are currently under revision.

Course structure

The Bachelor of Business Information Systems with Honours degree requires the completion of 120 credit points over one year of full-time study.

Honours year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject name Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Academic Integrity Module* LTU0AIM 0
TE-SEM-1 Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education** ABS0WOM 0
TE-SEM-1 Thesis A CSE5TSA 15
TE-SEM-2 Thesis B CSE5TSB 30
TE-SEM-2 Business Research Methods MGT5BRM 15
TE-SEM-1/TE-SEM-2 Electives must be chosen from any fourth or fifth year level computer science or business subjects, with a minimum of 30 credit points of Information Systems subjects, for which the pre-requisites have been satisfied.   60

* LTU0AIM (formerly SCI1AIM) - is a zero-credit-point subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester.  The subject is designed to  enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.

** ABS0WOM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to introduce students to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.

Please note: some of these subjects may not be offered in the current year. For a full description of subjects, including the subject name, subject code, credit points, campus/location, teaching period and availability, subject coordinator, class requirements, assessment, prerequisites and readings, please click on the appropriate subject code.


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