Bachelor of Information Technology (Business Information Systems)

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

This program examines organisational and technological issues required to analyse and design business information systems. Throughout the program, you will develop an understanding of organisational settings, recognising technology threats and opportunities, utilising modern principles and theories with practical applications.Subjects such as information security, multimedia, knowledge management, databases and emerging technologies in business will help you become familiar with the latest developments in IT, as well as different types of tools and their applications. Electives will compliment your IT degree, allowing you to build your business acumen with subjects including the theory and practice of managing people to build knowledge and understanding of workplace behaviour.


This program consists of 360 credit points. Students will complete 16 core courses, 4 specialised elective courses, 4 general elective courses and a zero credit point IT Professional Engagement course.


  • Business information systems

Standard entry requirements

Entry requirements (year 12)Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students and recent secondary graduates (the past 2 years)Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English.This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.Guaranteed ATARThis program has a guaranteed ATAR.If you meet the program pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below.Subject AdjustmentsA study score of 35 any Business, any Information Technology or any Mathematics equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.Entry requirements (non year 12)Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education StudyThis course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.Compulsory: Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training studyThis course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.Admission criteria for applications with work and life experienceApplicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies will not be eligible for entry into this program. Applicants in this category should consider a pathway program such as Foundation Access Studies (FAST) Program.


This program holds Professional Level accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Study pathways

Credit will be considered if students have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications. If students are seeking alternate entry into the Bachelor of Information Technology (Business Information Systems) they can consider applying for the following programs: Diploma of Information Technology, Diploma of Digital Media Technologies, Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST) Program. Enrol in single units (courses): ITECH1000 Programming 1 and ITECH1004 Introduction to Multimedia. Re-apply with credit to the Bachelor of Information Technology for the next semester. Students can progress to the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) as a prelude to a higher degree in research or a professional qualification.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Berwick International: $79,050 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $79,050 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
Online International: $79,050 Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years

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