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Bachelor of Technology (Information Systems)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    FEE-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    24 units

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Swinburne University of Technology

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What you'll learn

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About this course

The Bachelor of Technology (Information Systems) program recognises the ever-changing nature of the workplace and the business-critical importance of technology-related disciplines which now pervade every aspect of modern business life. As such, the study of information systems and supporting technologies is vital for any student entering the business world.

This degree gives you the education and training to investigate and manage change and to understand the impact of technology on society. As a graduate, you will be given a strong knowledge base which you can leverage to become a leader in Australia's technology industries, businesses and other organisations.

The emphasis of this Bachelor of Technology (Information Systems) course is on the effective use of information and information technology within an organisation and the development of systems for solving business problems.


Anyone can apply.

Study periods

Open Universities courses are offered in specific study intakes every year, known as Study Periods or Sessions. This means more flexibility as you can choose when to start studying. If you are studying undergraduate units you can start at the beginning of any of the four Study Periods each year, each lasting 13 weeks. Most postgraduate courses are offered in three Sessions per year, with each Session lasting 14 weeks. Exams are usually held in the week following the end of each Study Period or Session.

Areas of study

In this bachelor degree, you will study a range of subjects from the following:

  • Programming concepts
  • Information methods
  • Information systems fundamentals
  • Cultural perspectives on science and technology
  • Foundations of statistics
  • Electronic communications and applications
  • Databasce concepts and modelling
  • Management support systems
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Professional reading and writing in information systems strategy
  • Information systems project management
  • Professional computing practice
  • Principles of ecnomics
  • Macroeconomics 1
  • Managerial economics and strategy
  • Environmental economics
  • Survey research methods
  • Economic policy in society 
  • International economics
  • Economics development project
  • Marketing concepts
  • Marketing behaviour
  • Integrated marketing communications
  • Services marketing
  • Product management
  • Survey research methods
  • Strategic marketing planning project
  • Strategic busines research
  • Introduction to tourism
  • Marketing behaviour
  • Regional issues in tourism (Pacific Rim)
  • Tourist destination management
  • Tourism services and distribution management
  • Tourism enterprise development
  • Event management
  • Sustainable practice in tourism
  • Accounting fundamentals
  • Business analysis and modelling
  • Cyberlaw
  • Management concepts
  • Internet design – introduction 
  • Internet design – advanced
  • Internet design – interactivity
  • Internet dynamic environment design
  • Internet design: project
  • Business communications
  • Introduction to public relations
  • Media relations
  • Media law
  • Management communication
  • Media buying and planning

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For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

How will this course advance my career?

This degree will help establish or advance your career as a business professional. The role of Chief Information Officer (CIO) is typically well remunerated and is becoming increasingly prominent in the Australian business world. With the increasing importance of IT in business, information systems professionals now fill an already wide and growing range of management positions.

How else will I benefit from this bachelor's degree?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Technology (Information Systems) from Swinburne University.
  • Studying online/by correspondence means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s highly valued.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.
  • Government financial support through HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying with OUA allows you the opportunity to study single units.

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Payment options & support

Finance Options

This course is eligible for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which includes HECS-HELP government financial assistance.

Alternatively, you may submit a general application, which allows you to select from a number of payment methods, including upfront payment, or deferring the cost of your studies with FEE-HELP.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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