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Overview

  • Learn how to combine business concepts with information technologies to maximise business outcomes for organisations.  
  • By gaining in-depth skills in business analysis, learn to evaluate, document and design information systems using your combined knowledge of technology and business.  
  • Understand how to shape the industries of the future through an effective blend of information technology and business knowledge in a course with international recognition.
  • A business analyst is a stepping stone to both technology and business careers such as Enterprise Architect, Technology Consultant and Chief Information Officer.
QTAC course code 418801
QUT course code IN01
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2019 July, February
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
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CRICOS code 012656E
Careers
  • Business Analyst
  • Business process analyst
  • Consultant
  • Enterprise architect
  • Entrepreneur
  • IT project manager
  • Solution architect
  • Systems Analyst

Details

Information systems focuses on identifying organisational requirements for applications and acquiring effective systems solutions, whether custom designed and built or selected and implemented, to meet the requirements. Skills involve the design, development and maintenance of large database applications for business, as well as the identification, purchase and implementation of packaged software addressing business problems. It does not require in-depth knowledge of computer programming but rather in-depth specialised knowledge of databases and software used in business. 

Why choose this course?

This area of information technology involves interaction with people – identifying their needs and assisting them to design solutions to these needs. These solutions could be new business processes, services, tools or a deeper understanding of how these create better ways of working. Modern information technology professionals need to know more than technology. They have to understand how to shape the industries of the future through an effective blend of information technology and business knowledge. 

We equip our graduates with what industry is seeking and this major will develop your skills in working with people, data, business processes, and technology in finding innovative ways of making business more effective and efficient. 

Customise your degree

Foster your passion and shape your career through complementary study areas.  As well as choosing a major area of study, your course includes a second study area, which can be either a second major or double minor.

A second major can complement your major area of study, giving you the opportunity to develop a significant depth of knowledge and skills in two discipline areas.

IT Second Major

  • Computational and Simulations Science combines the study of science and mathematical models with the use of computers to provide quantitative analysis and visualisation in order to gain insight to the solution of scientific problems from a range of scientific application areas. Computational and Simulation Science second major graduates will be in demand, to apply the latest computing and computational techniques to specialist application areas.
  • Data Science provides the necessary skills to be a data scientist including statistical methods and data visualisation, computational tools for and data management techniques for large datasets, and high-performance computing resources and techniques.  This unique skill-set in statistics and computing will allow you to cope with sophisticated models applied to complex and/or large datasets.  

You might prefer to expand the breadth of your studies by adding to your major with two minors. You can choose from the information technology discipline, or you can broaden your studies by completing minors that offer general knowledge and insights in study areas from across the university.

IT Minors

  • Business Process Management is a systematic approach to making the workflow of the organization more effective.  You will learn how to discover, analyse, model, improve, automate and monitor various business processes.
  • Enterprise Systems are large scale application software packages that support business processes and information flows across departments. This minor develops the knowledge and skills required in supporting Enterprise Systems within the modern organisation.
  • HCI develops the knowledge and skills to engage in human-centred design activities involving emerging technologies in order to create new forms of human-computer interaction.
  • Intelligent Systems an introduction to the field of robotics and intelligent systems technologies to students interested in careers in this area. Students will develop knowledge and skills to specialise in developing physical and virtual intelligent systems.
  • Mobile Applications develops the knowledge and skills to design, develop and distribute applications or games delivered as a Mobile Application. It examines the role and application of ubiquitous and mobile technologies to the individual and enterprises.
  • Social Technologies develops the knowledge and skills to engage in innovation processes using current and emerging social media. It examines the role and application of social media to the individual, social entities and enterprises.
  • Software Development develops the knowledge and skills to enable students to develop sophisticated software systems in a variety of environments and problem domains.
  • Technology Innovation provides students with a broad set of skills to engage in innovation processes for technology intensive environments which can be applied in a corporate or start-up setting. In addition, students will develop competencies related to design and business.
  • Computational and Simulation Science provides students with knowledge of modelling, simulation and visualisation as used in a range of scientific application areas.
  • Information Systems develops skills in working with people, data, business processes, and technology in finding innovative ways of making these more effective and efficient.
  • Computer Science provides students with both practical skills in IT system development plus an understanding of the basic principles underlying modern computing technologies, and an appreciation for how such principles help us design and assess IT systems.
  • Programming develops the knowledge and skills to be able to design and build software systems for a variety of environments and problem domains.

IT Extension Minors

  • Data-centric Computing develops the knowledge and skills needed to specialize in developing better and novel data-centric systems using a variety of tools, techniques and theories.
  • Networks and Security develops the knowledge and skills involved in contemporary electronic communications infrastructure, concentrating on fundamental networking technologies and information security principles.

Career outcomes

Information systems graduates have skills in design, systems thinking, stakeholder engagement and modelling and abstraction which positions them to work as business analysts and information systems consultants, solving a range of organisational problems.

Depending on your choice of study areas, opportunities also exist in business process management, social media and mobile application development and in careers as information technology innovators within enterprises, consulting companies or in your own start-up.

Study choice areas available can also lead to careers as domain experts, chief technology officers, chief information officers, managers, executives, entrepreneurs or researchers. Graduates have the opportunity to achieve the highest levels of their profession. 

Double degrees

Professional recognition

Graduates maybe eligible for membership to the following professional body:

  • Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Information Technology (Information Systems)

Requirements for the completion of IN01 Bachelor of Information Technology (Study Area A) are as follows:

  • 72 credit points (6 units) of information technology core units, which includes 12 credit point (1 unit) of option unit* selected from an approved list
  • 120 credit points (10 units) of major core units
  • 96 credit points of complementary studies comprising of either a second major (8 unit set); or two minors (4 unit set each); or one minor (4 unit set) plus 4 elective units.

*Unit options list - comprises a range of units from which you choose to undertake one unit. You are able to undertake this option in any semester. The options include introductory units from a wide variety of disciplines offered at QUT.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Don't meet the academic requirements? We can help!

We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which pathway course you should enrol in.

Subject prerequisites
  • Maths A, B or C

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Assumed knowledge
  • Maths A, B or C

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

Guide to entry cut-offs

These cut-offs are based on the previous application period. The actual cut-offs may be higher or lower.

OP 11
Rank 76
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • England
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • United States of America
  • Wales

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
TOEFL iBT 79 16 16 21 18
Pearson PTE (Academic) 58 50 50 50 50
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 176 169 169 169 169
TOEFL iBT, IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language courses to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019: $32,900 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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