University Handbook 2018

Bachelor of Business Information Systems

Course code/s: SBBIY

Course details
Location Melbourne (Bundoora)
Course code SBBIY
Mid year intake available Yes (sequence for mid year commencing students is determined in consultation with the course coordinator.)
Course coordinator Dr Somnath Ghosh
Available to international students Yes
CRICOS 075223J
Course duration 3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Credit points 360 credit points
Exchange opportunity Yes
Leave of absence available Yes, for a maximum of 12 months
Study plan guide To assist with planning your enrolment, you can download the course structure PDF here
Course queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students

Course description

The Bachelor of Business Information Systems course is designed to develop skills in the design of Business Information Systems (BIS) and provides an understanding of its applications in managing business organisations, as well as developing professional business management skills. It gives students a comprehensive understanding of information systems and information systems tools and the opportunity to be trained in financial management, accounting, management and marketing.

Student exchange & overseas short programs

Student exchange and overseas short programs offer a unique opportunity for a meaningful learning and educational experience abroad.  La Trobe University encourages all students to make the world their campus by participating in an exchange or overseas short program that fits within your degree structure.  Student exchange and overseas short programs may also be eligible for a mobility grant.

College of Science, Health and Engineering students with a third-year elective option in their course have a unique opportunity to enrol in SHE3ISP, with permission from their course coordinator and the subject coordinator.  Please note: enrolment into SHE3ISP requires students to be accepted into an LTU approved short term international program.

Essentials subjects

The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers.  Essentials will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world.  Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject search by distinct icons.  The list of approved subjects can be found on the Essentials webpage. 

Course intended learning outcomes

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs) are brief statements defining what students are expected to demonstrate they know and can do by the end of a course.

Create business analysis written reports to communicate to peers, company stakeholders, and business communities consistent with professional standards.
Conduct clearly spoken and engaging explanations and presentations that communicate at an appropriate professional and technical level to a variety of audiences, such as colleagues, the IT community and non IT community.
Analyse and evaluate numerical data and evidence from business and scientific reports and journals to make recommendations to peers, scientific and non-scientific audiences consistent with professional standards.
Demonstrate research and information literacy skills to locate, interrogate and evaluate relevant business-related literature to develop specifications for business information systems projects.
Propose and analyse strategies for solving real life business system problems.
Implement and evaluate solutions to unfamiliar, constructed and real world business and technical problems consistent with professional standards.
Contribute constructively in a team using team-building, self-assessment, negotiation and communication skills to complete professional projects.
Demonstrate awareness of appropriate social, legal, and ethical values that shape the work of an ICT professional.
Apply fundamental information system design concepts and computer-based techniques to solve business related problems.

Course structure

The course is three years full-time or equivalent part-time duration and requires the completion of 360 credit points.

First year

First year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject name Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Academic Integrity Module (online) * LTU0AIM 0
TE-SEM-1 Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education (online) ** ABS0WOM 0
TE-SEM-1 Inside Information Technology CSE1IIT 15
TE-SEM-1 Programming Environment CSE1PE 15
TE-SEM-1 Data-based Critical Thinking *** STA1DCT 15
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Foundations of Management MGT1FOM 15
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Marketing: Defined, Planned and Delivered MKT1MDP 15
TE-SEM-2 Accounting for Management Decisions ACC1AMD 15
TE-SEM-2 Information Systems CSE1IS 15
TE-SEM-2 Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals CSE1OOF 15

Key: *LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit 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.

*** Students commencing from semester 2 2018, will complete STA1DCT . Students commencing prior to semester 2 2018, will complete ECM2IE in place of STA1DCT

Second year

Second year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject name Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Database Fundamentals CSE2DBF 15
TE-SEM-1 Internet Client Engineering CSE2ICE 15
TE-SEM-1 Organisational Behaviour MGT2OBE 15
TE-SEM-2 Information Systems Development CSE2ISD 15
TE-SEM-2 Web Development on the Cloud CSE2WDC 15
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Students to select subjects to the value of 45 credit points from the following list LST2BSL , FIN1FOF , MGT2HRM , BUS1BUE , MKT3SEM   45
  Business Law LST2BSL 15
  Fundamentals of Finance FIN1FOF 15
  Human Resource Management MGT2HRM 15
  Business Economics BUS1BUE 15
  Social Marketing MKT3SEM 15

Third year

Third year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject name Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Industry Project A1 CSE3PRA 15
TE-SEM-1 Database Management Systems CSE3DMS 15
TE-SEM-1 Students to select a semester 1 subject to the value of 15 credit points from the following list MGT2IMG or MGT3SMG    
  International Management MGT2IMG 15
  Strategic Management MGT3SMG 15
TE-SEM-2 Industry Project B1 CSE3PRB 15
TE-SEM-2 Professional Environment CSE3PE 15
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Students to select third-year level computer science subjects to the value of 45 credit points.   45

Key: 1 The subjects CSE3PRA and CSE3PRB must be taken in the one academic year.

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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