With this degree, you will learn how to plan, develop and integrate applications and information systems into a global business environment.
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Today, to implement technology, practising professionals need to not only have knowledge and skills in information and communications technology, but they also need to understand the context in which computer technology can best be selected, applied and implemented. You will work with organisations to design, develop, deploy and manage information systems through the application of computing technology.
This course will help you carry out a real-life project where you will need to demonstrate you can design and develop an information system that solves a community-based problem.
This degree is exclusively for high-achieving students, and will continually challenge you to do even better and build on your academic success. Students in the Advanced degree program are automatically enrolled in The Academy, which offers interdisciplinary leadership programs, professional development and local and international internship and engagement opportunities for students.
This degree is accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at Professional Level.
The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
This major covers theories and technologies of big data with applications to information systems. Students completing this major will possess and apply the technical skills for managing large volumes and varieties of data in the information systems context.
This major covers theories and technologies used for the development of distributed applications for hand-held mobile devices. Students completing this major will understand the advanced principles related to mobile hardware devices, data storage and transmission, and communication networks. In addition they will identify, analyse, and formulate solutions to real-world problems in the mobile domain. In devising these solutions students will also consider principles associated with user interface design, professional and ethical issues, in particular those relating to security and privacy of user data and user behaviour related to mobile devices and its applications.
The Networking Major provides the students with in-depth knowledge for the analysis, design, and implementation of networked systems. It offers the students the opportunity to develop the technical skills needed for management and secure operation of a broad range of systems, including LANs, WANs, wireless networks, distributed systems, and large heterogeneous networks.
This major will deal with a comprehensive focus on the technical and theoretical knowledge of design, development and deployment of software applications in the field of Entertainment Computing, including Games Technology and Database Design and Development.
Increasingly, healthcare information is being captured electronically and newer technology modes are being applied in many innovative ways to support efficient and effective clinical care. This major aims to promote understanding of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) concepts in healthcare including electronic healthcare records; healthcare data analysis; fundamentals of medicine concepts and disease classification; healthcare system interoperability and design.
This major covers topics in the traditional areas of calculus and
algebra. Single and multivariable calculus are covered, as well as topics in linear algebra, analysis and mathematical modelling. This major is available to all undergraduate students and may meet the NSW Institute of Teachers accreditation requirements for teaching Mathematics as a first subject in NSW state high schools.
Students must maintain a grade point average of 5 or above to remain in the course. Those who do not maintain this average will be transferred to the Bachelor of Information Systems.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $29,360*
Delivery: On campus
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As a graduate of the advanced Bachelor of Information Systems you can look forward to opportunities as a:
- Information Systems Manager
- Mobile Applications Developer
- Game Developer
- Computer Network Professional
- Database Administrator
- Web Systems Designer / Developer
Information Systems Manager
Information Systems Managers plan, organise, direct, control, and coordinate the acquisition, development, maintenance, and use of computer and telecommunication systems within organisations.
App Developers design, develop, test, maintain, and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.
Game Developers create games for use on computers, mobile devices, and other systems. Development can vary widely, you might work on development for a single system, or for multiple platforms.
Network Professionals research, analyse, and recommend strategies for network architecture and development. They manage network hardware and software, and monitor and optimise performance.
Database Administrators plan, develop, maintain, manage, and administer organisations' database management systems to ensure optimal database and system integrity, security, backup, reliability, and performance.
Web Developers create computer animation, audio, video, and graphic image files for multimedia presentations and the web, and plan, produce and maintain websites and web applications.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.