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Bachelor of Business Informatics - 706AA

Course Code: 706AA
Course Version: 6
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
UAC Code: 366003
CRICOS Code: 049490F
Lowest Selection Rank: 70
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 5.5

Make information and communications technology your business

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. Learn to design or redesign systems to meet business requirements and support them, investigate information needs, integrate business systems, and manage service provision and outsourcing. This course has one of the best graduate outcomes out there and sees an exceptionally high demand for its sought-after graduates, especially given its location in Canberra and popularity with the government sector.

Your study will set you on the path to becoming an invaluable information and communications technology professional or, if postgraduate study is your preferred route, there’s direct progression from this course to the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics, and the Master of Business Informatics. At graduation, you’ll be qualified to secure any one of a range of roles in an industry which is increasingly deemed less vulnerable to the future risk of automation than most.

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

  • gain knowledge in business processes and associated work practices, requirements and information needs
  • acquire theoretical knowledge to reflect critically on professional practice in the areas of business analysis, change management and implementation, project management and business strategy, and the planning of information systems
  • analyse and evaluate complex problems in a range of different information systems situations
  • learn skills to communicate and interpret information systems programs to technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Work Integrated Learning

Throughout the course you’ll have many opportunities to put your interdisciplinary knowledge and theories into practice thanks to a strong Work Integrated Learning (WIL) focus. You’ll regularly connect with the world of professional practice via guest lecturers, expert industry-based tutors and a focus on practical scenarios and case studies in your coursework.

You’ll undertake group project work developing real-world IT strategies for real clients, and will participate in a final year work placement. Previous Business Informatics students have undertaken internships and cadetships with organisations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Fujitsu Australia, Birdsnest, the University of Canberra, and more.

Career opportunities

  • IT security analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Systems analyst
  • IT project manager
  • ICT consultant
  • Web developer
  • IT systems test engineer
  • Information analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Systems architect
  • Information systems manager
  • IT auditor
  • IT business manager
  • Solutions engineer

 Course-specific information

To apply for this course, you must have prior knowledge in the following areas:

  • ACT: Biology and/or Chemistry major(s), plus Mathematical Methods
  • NSW: Biology and/or Chemistry, plus Mathematics
  • VIC: VCE Units 3 and 4 Biology and/or Chemistry, plus VCE Units 3 and 4 Mathematical Methods. 

This course is accredited by professional body, the Australian Computer Society, at the Professional level.

A clear pathway of study exists between this degree, the Graduate Certificate in Business Informatics, the Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics and the Master of Business Informatics.

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

Applicants must meet normal University requirements for admission to an undergraduate course or hold qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the University´┐Żs Admissions Committee.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2018 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2019 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus 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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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

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Evenings: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face on weekday evenings.
      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.
      Research Project: The unit is focused on the delivery of a research project. Attendance at regular classes is not required, however some on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2018 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.

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Professional Accreditation

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

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Knowledge:
Graduates who complete the Bachelor of Business Informatics will obtain a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in the information systems discipline and associated professional practice. In particular, graduates will acquire knowledge that will help to understand the intent and context of systems; business processes and associated work practices, requirements and information needs; and the impacts of actions on the business as a whole.
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Skills:
Graduates who complete the Bachelor of Business Informatics will have developed:
- cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice in the areas of business analysis, business change management and implementation, project management and business strategy and planning of information systems. Graduates will have the ability to analyse and evaluate complex problems in a range of different information systems situations.
- communication skills to transmit and interpret information systems work to technical and business stakeholders.
Communication
Analysis and inquiry
Problem solving
Working independently and with others
Professionalism and social responsibility
Application of knowledge and skills:
Graduates who complete the Bachelor of Business Informatics will be self-directed in applying the knowledge and skills obtained to new situations in information systems practice and their ongoing professional development. They will also demonstrate a personal autonomy in their future work in planning and executing a substantial informatics project connecting information systems theory with practice.
Communication
Analysis and inquiry
Problem solving
Working independently and with others
Professionalism and social responsibility

Course Duration

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

Honours

High performing students may be eligible for enrolment in the Honours in Information Sciences course. Depending on their course of study, students will graduate with either a Bachelor of Business Informatics (Honours), Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) or Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2017->UC Bruce Campus-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View course numbers for previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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