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.


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.

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.

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