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3 years, or 2 years accelerated





Course structure

This course requires successful completion of 240 credit points which includes sixteen core units and eight elective units. Students can use the eight elective units to complete a specific major, such as Big Data, Mobile Computing or Networking or, students can choose elective units from any discipline available at Sydney City Campus.

Course overview

Information Systems are becoming integral to modern culture and are a primary engine behind much of the world’s economic and social change. Today, to implement technology, practising professionals need to understand the context in which computer technology can best be selected, applied and implemented.

Recommended sequence

At Sydney City Campus, you can complete your three year bachelor’s degree in as little as two years and enter the workforce sooner. A bachelor’s degree usually consists of 24 units. With our flexible academic calendar, you can study 12 units in one year over three sessions. However, we recommend that you undertake a maximum of 3 units per session so that your study load is not too demanding. You will have less downtime between sessions so a lighter study load will help you to have a better chance at passing all of your units.

This major covers theories and technologies of big data with applications to information systems. You will possess and apply the technical skills for managing large volumes and varieties of data in the information systems context.

Professional recognition

Australian Computer Society (ACS)

The Mobile Computing major covers theories and technologies used for the development of distributed applications for hand-held mobile devices. You will understand the advanced principles related to mobile hardware devices, data storage and transmission, and communication networks. In addition you will identify, analyse, and formulate solutions to real-world problems in the mobile domain.

The Networking major provides in-depth knowledge for the analysis, design, and implementation of networked systems. You will develop the technical skills needed for the management and secure operation of a broad range of systems, including LANs, WANs, wireless networks, distributed systems, and large heterogeneous networks.

Professional recognition

Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Career opportunities

As an Information Systems graduate, you can look forward to roles such as:

  • Business analyst
  • Information systems manager
  • Project manager
  • Mobile applications developer
  • Games developer
  • Network developer
  • Software quality analyst
  • Systems developer
  • Database administrator
  • Systems architect
  • Analyst programmer
  • Systems integrator
  • Web systems designer/developer

With experience, you could become the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of an organisation.

Industry engagement

This course offers the opportunity to interact with industry partners, offering valuable insight and networking opportunities. During the course you will have the opportunity to work on an industry-based problem, hear from guest lectures and visit course-relevant industry sites.

Pathway option

Pathway options are available for students who may not qualify for direct entry into a degree program at Western Sydney University. Complete a diploma at SIBT and enter the second year of your university studies.

Program convenor

If you have queries about the course or units, please contact:
Antoinette Cevenini a.cevenini@city.westernsydney.edu.au

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