Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2013 academic year unless otherwise specified.
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- How to find out more
- Related subjects and careers
- Course information
This subject is is taught by the School of Information Management.
Using Information Technology (IT) to create innovative business opportunities is a contemporary business strategy. Information Systems is the use and application of computer technology to business and society, not just the computers themselves.
You don't need prior mathematics or programming skills to study Information Systems at Victoria University. Instead you will get a practical introduction to the different types of IT available now, and how and why they are used in business. You will learn how to develop simple database and Internet applications, and then move into more detail, including systems analysis, design, and implementation.
The solid understanding provided by a major in Information Systems is ideally suited to the modern employment market.
You can take Information Systems as:
- a major for a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
- study the subject as a complement to your Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts (BA)
The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) requires:
- A total of 360 points to complete the degree (3 years full-time).
- The completion of seven compulsory core 100-level courses.
- The completion of at least one major.
Information Systems major
- The BCom core must be included (ACCY 111 or ACCY 130, ECON 130*, FCOM 111**, INFO 101, MARK 101, MGMT 101 and QUAN 102)
- INFO 102, 201, 241, 232
- INFO 395; two courses from INFO 301-391
Note: students doing the INFO/ELCM double major can take INFO 395 or ELCM 395 -- not both -- and can substitute one INFO or ELCM 300-level course for whichever 395-coded course they did not take.
These are the attributes that we expect our INFO majors to have by the time they graduate. They will be able to:
- Understand and manage the interplay between people, technologies and organisations that underlies information systems
- Demonstrate a sound understanding of IT and related organisational processes
- Analyse, design, develop, implement and maintain information systems
- Exploit opportunities created by technology innovations
- Communicate the technical and managerial aspects of information systems
- Understand, manage and control IT risks and security
- Explain the impact of IT on social, economic, legal and ethical issues in organisations and society
Postgraduate qualifications in Information Systems
- Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
- Graduate Diploma/Certificate in Commerce
- Master of Commerce
- PhD in Information Systems
You can order more information on this subject by registering on our Request for Study Material database.
Victoria's Student Recruitment and Course Advice Office offers advice on courses and help with planning your degree.
Contact the Faculty of Commerce Student Services Office (Victoria Business School) for information on admission, qualifications and courses, course advice and selection criteria, exemptions and prerequisites and your Application to Study.
Contact the School of Information Management
Dr David Mason
Undergraduate Programme Director
Phone: 0-4-463 7435
Level 5, Rutherford House
Phone: 04-463 5103
Course learning objectives
Each course has specific learning objectives that we expect students to have attained by the time that they have successfully completed the course.
Download the course learning objectives below.
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List of courses
Please note: the list below shows undergraduate-level courses only. For a complete course listing, see the list of all Information Systems courses.
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|100 Level Courses|
INFO 101 – Foundations of Information Systems
INFO 102 – Business Application Programming
|200 Level Courses|
BBIS 221 – Special Topic
INFO 232 – Business Systems Analysis
|300 Level Courses|
BBIS 302 – Ethical and Legal Issues
BBIS 321 – Special Topic
INFO 301 – Strategic Information Systems Management
INFO 320 – Project in Information Systems
INFO 321 – Principles of Project Management
INFO 322 – Information Systems Implementation
INFO 325 – Telecommunications in Business
INFO 332 – Advanced Systems Analysis
INFO 341 – Advanced Database Programming
INFO 381 – Special Topic: Internet and Social Media
INFO 391 – Research Paper in Information Systems
INFO 395 – Case Studies in Information Systems
|400 Level Courses|
BBIS 401 – Case Studies in Information Technology
BBIS 415 – Advanced Business Analysis
BBIS 416 – IT Business Development
BBIS 417 – Enterprise Systems
BBIS 422 – Advanced Project Management
BBIS 489 – Individual IT Project
INFO 401 – Foundations of Information Systems Research
INFO 403 – Research Methods in Information Systems
INFO 404 – Current Issues in e-Commerce
INFO 405 – IT and the New Organisation
INFO 406 – Information and Systems
INFO 407 – Virtual Workplace: Issues and Strategies
INFO 409 – IT, Innovation, Value & Productivity
INFO 410 – Research Paper in Information Systems
INFO 430 – Research Project in Information Systems
|500 Level Courses|
INFO 510 – Research Project
INFO 511 – Research Paper
INFO 591 – Information Systems Thesis
|600 Level Courses|
INFO 690 – Information Systems