The course has a general form and also provides you with the option to specialise in archives and recordkeeping, and library and information science. You may...Read more
The course has a general form and also provides you with the option to specialise in archives and recordkeeping, and library and information science. You may study the general form, complete either specialisation or combine both specialisations. The specialisations are not available to Malaysia students.
Business information systems studies
The general form of the course gives you the skills and knowledge to solve organisational information problems. The course caters for students who would like to be business analysts, information systems consultants and IT managers. You will learn about information technology principles, systems analysis and design, enterprise architecture and systems, IT management and governance and project management. You can select from a range of business information systems units to focus your studies in several areas of interest including business intelligence, user experience design and business process modelling.
Archives and recordkeeping
Records managers and archivists ensure that vital records of social and organisational activity are created, managed and made available to business for accountability, corporate memory, enterprise knowledge and cultural purposes. Work settings include most major private and public sector organisations, and archival institutions. Knowledge managers are concerned with developing strategies and processes for managing organisational knowledge and knowledge flows to achieve organisational goals, enhance performance and add value. A particular concern is developing an environment conducive to the creation, sharing and application of organisational knowledge, and systems that support these processes.
Library and information science
Librarians and information specialists manage information and provide information services to clients in a wide range of contexts. They are concerned with analysing information needs, solving information problems, evaluating information sources, organising information, synthesising information into targeted information products, and training clients in the use of information products, services and systems. They work for commercial, government and community sector organisations, for information consultancies and as independent information brokers.
Archives and recordkeeping/Library and information science
Depending on unit selection, you may satisfy the requirements for both of the specialisations described above. Refer to details for the single specialisations. If you choose to complete the combined specialisation you will not be able to undertake the minor thesis research pathway in the course.
In your final semester, you may take part in an Industry Experience program, working in a small team with industry mentors to develop entrepreneuri...Read more
In your final semester, you may take part in an Industry Experience program, working in a small team with industry mentors to develop entrepreneurial IT solutions. Or you may undertake a minor-thesis research project, investigating cutting-edge problems in BIS under the supervision of internationally recognised researchers.
Entry level 1:
Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete)
An Australian undergraduate degree, not necessarily in IT, with at least pass a 55% average,or qualification deemed by the faculty to be a satisfactory equivalent.
Entry level 2:
Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete)
An Australian undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline with at least pass a 55% average, relating to information systems or with an information systems major, with completed studies in:
basic database theory
systems analysis and design
plus an understanding of the major enterprise IT applications and their architectures, including enterprise/transaction processing systems and analytical/business intelligence systems or qualification deemed by the faculty to be a satisfactory equivalent.
See Domestic requirements &
IELTS: 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0)
TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE of 4.5
TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18