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Bachelor of Business Informatics - 706AA

Course Code: 706AA
Course Version: 8
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
UAC Code: 366003
CRICOS Code: 049490F
Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Make information and communications technology your business

If you enjoy IT but prefer the science of data management and building innovative systems designed to streamline and maximise productivity, then UC’s Bachelor of Business Informatics is the perfect course to teach you how. 

Accredited by the Australian Computer Society, UC’s Bachelor of Business Informatics is an interdisciplinary degree providing a bridge between the areas of business and information technology. 

In this course you will learn how to critically analyse complex systems and if required, completely design or redesign robust management systems, in order to meet the specific needs of a business.

Your study will set you on the path to becoming an invaluable information and communications technology professional, with further postgraduate study available in advanced or related fields. 

This course also has one of the best graduate outcomes in Australia and experiences an exceptionally high demand for graduates, especially from within the government sector, due to its location in Canberra.

This course allows you to future-proof your career by offering the option to specialise in Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things, Cybersecurity and System Administration or Data Science.

Study a Bachelor of Business Informatics at UC and you will:

  • achieve comprehensive insight into engineering aspects of computer science
  • study the current programming languages at an intensive level
  • be able to analyse and build complex integrated management systems
  • understand the methodology of software systems engineering using analysis and specification methods such as UML, XML, structured and soft systems methodologies
  • learn to design and build systems and software using specialist engineering tools
  • work within modern development environments that include Windows, Linux, mobile and cloud computing
  • gain high-level awareness of professional ethics, responsibilities, values and standard.
  • graduate with an internationally recognised qualification
  • be in high demand

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is an integral component of the UC Bachelor of Business Informatics course as it offers students the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience and build professional relationships through real work, or work-like placements.

To help support your personal and professional development, UC encourages direct learning and networking via guest lecturers, expert industry-based tutors and working with a comprehensive focus on practical scenarios and case studies in your coursework.

This course also offers numerous opportunities to put your interdisciplinary knowledge and theories into practice through internships and cadetships with organisations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Fujitsu Australia, Birdsnest, the University of Canberra, and more.

In your final year you will also get to undertake a group project where you will be tasked and assessed on researching and analysing an existing IT issue and then building and developing a real-world IT strategy designed to improve the overall performance within a business.

Career opportunities

UC’s Bachelor of Business Informatics is a globally recognised and industry respected qualification that is currently in very high demand in Canberra and around Australia. As a result, once you graduate you should be able to confidently transition into any one of the following careers:

  • IT security analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Systems architect
  • IT project manager
  • Information analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Digital systems architect
  • Chief information officer 
  • Cloud computing architect
  • IoT engineer, developer or designer
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Service desk manager
  • System administrator 
  • Cybersecurity operations manager
  • Big data engineer
  • Big data architect
  • Data scientist 
  • Business intelligence specialist 

 Course-specific information

This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at the Professional level.

High-achieving students may be eligible to enrol in Honours in Information Sciences, and there are clear pathways from this course to the Master of Information Sciences (Research) and other postgraduate degrees.

 

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 or Email Student.Centre@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Assumed Knowledge

Basic knowledge and skills in ICT (Information and Communication Technology);
Basic numeracy and literacy skills.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 2
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

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If your course contains an open elective component of 12 credit points or more you may like to complete a breadth major or minor. For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Business Informatics B BusInformatics

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020 CSP $30,300
2019 CSP $29,500

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

This course is accredited with the Australian Computer Society at the professional level.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Explain and practice ICT profession, including professional ethics, professional expectations, team work skills, communication skills, societal issues, legal issues, and privacy issues etc. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: be self-aware; and adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Formulate, appraise, and implement ICT solutions under the context of social and economic constraints, legal and ethical issues, risk and benefit balance, technology availability and stakeholders' acceptance, and the professional standards of the industry etc. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Demonstrate a good command of core ICT Knowledge (information and communication technology) prescribed in ACS CBOK (Australian Computer Society, Core Body of Knowledge), with a focus on ICT Management ranging from the business side to the technical side of ICT. UC graduates are professional: Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
Develop the specialised knowledge and skills of business informatics, including business, information systems, system analysis and modelling, system administration, security, networking, software development, and data analytics etc. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Evaluate, formulate, and criticise solutions to communicate and interpret information systems programs to technical and non-technical stakeholders. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

Students may be eligible to enrol in a one-year honours program after completion of their Bachelor of Business Informatics degree, based on their GPA, within ITS program in the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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