Bachelor of Business (Information Systems) (Applied)
- Local students
- International students
- Program code: BP138
2013 Clearly-in ATAR:
- Campus: City campus
Merging IT skills with business knowledge, this program gives you the capability to analyse, design and build sophisticated business information systems and use state-of-the-art methodologies, tools, hardware and software.
This program combines IT skills with business knowledge and provides the opportunity to integrate and build on classroom learning through the cooperative education program - a compulsory paid industry placement undertaken during the third year.
4 years full-time or 6 years part-time*
*Part-time duration is based on students being exempt from the cooperative education program year.
Program structure and features
Learning and teaching
RMIT's Swanston Academic Building features wireless connection to printers, the web and specialist learning resources, interactive lecture and tutorial spaces, lectorial theatres, small-group rooms and other innovative learning spaces as well as retail and social spaces.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English. You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
You’ll do 7 of the compulsory common business core courses plus 1 business information systems major course.
You’ll study the final compulsory common business core course, and focus on your major by studying 7 business information systems courses.
The third year involves a compulsory work-integrated learning (WIL) component in the form of a cooperative education placement.
You’ll complete courses in your major area of study, flexible courses, and the Business Design Project courses - capstone courses that relate to your supervised work placement.
In the Business Design Project courses you’ll need to produce a brief that outlines a current or potential business issue. You must then reflect on theory, test creative solutions, communicate the issue; and demonstrate your ability to analyse and problem-solve in a coherent manner.
Flexible courses can be selected from a business minor that is different from your major area of study, or a minor from another discipline, or from Student Electives.
Business minors include:
- economics and finance
- human resource management
- international business
- logistics and supply chain management
- sustainable enterprise.
Other minors can be chosen from many disciplines offered across RMIT.
You are advised to check detailed information about which elective and minor courses are offered each year, as well as general information about the program structure at www.rmit.edu.au/bus/academicprograms.
Check our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on the 4-year Bachelor of Business programs.
Please refer to the following program guides for further detail:
- Bachelor of Business (Information Systems) (Applied) - continuing students
- Bachelor of Business (Information Systems) (Applied) - commencing students.
The following program structure(s) is an example of what students are currently studying in this program.
You have the opportunity to integrate work with learning activities through our Cooperative Education Program - a compulsory industry placement in third year.
Guiding the development of the College of Business, both nationally and internationally, is an Industry Advisory Board of high-profile executives chaired by Gerhard Vorster, Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte. The Board creates a strategic bridge between the latest in technology and design thinking and business.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Graduates can be employed across many industries. Information Technology (IT) companies will choose graduates because of the combination of their IT skills and business acumen.
Recent employers of graduates include KPMG, Accenture, AAPT, SAP, Telstra, GE Financial Services, Microsoft, IBM, Hewlett Packard, NAB, ANZ, BHP Petroleum and various federal and state government agencies.
Some typical positions include:
- business analyst
- internet service provider
- database designer and administrator
- systems operations manager
- systems analyst
- IT consultant
- information centre manager
- user liaison officer
- computer marketing executive
- business consultant
- IS manager.
Professional recognition and accreditation
Subject to undertaking an approved pattern of work, the degree has been accredited at professional membership level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). The Society has reciprocal membership agreements with computer societies in New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Malaysia and Singapore.
In addition, graduates can apply for ACS Certified Professional (CP) status to gain global recognition as an ICT professional.
International study tours during the Australian summer or winter vacations can be credited towards your program. There's also the opportunity for an exchange for 1 semester or 1 year, or an international work placement.
Study tour destinations include Asia, Europe and North America.
The Bachelor of Business (Business Information Systems) is also offered at the Saigon South Campus at RMIT Vietnam campuses.
You must meet the University entry requirements for this type of program.
Program entry requirements
Current Year 12 prerequisite units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English.
How to apply
- Check the application dates to see when to apply
- Ensure you meet all of the entry requirements (see above section)
- Choose your application method and apply
- If applicable, complete the selection tasks for your program (see above section)
- For the best chance of success, submit your application by the deadline for timely applications.
If circumstances have interrupted or disadvantaged your access to education, RMIT offers equity access schemes that allow selection officers to give applicants extra consideration, which may improve your prospects of studying at RMIT.
Tuition fees vary according to program and are adjusted annually.
In a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) your tuition fee is shared between you and the Commonwealth Government - if you meet the eligibility criteria.
As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:
- pay all or part of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
- defer your tuition fees through the HECS-HELP loan scheme.
RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more about RMIT Scholarships.
There may be other additional expenses and administrative fees associated with your studies.
Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions:
- Advanced Diploma of Accounting
- Advanced Diploma of Advertising
- Associate Degree in Business
- Diploma of Business Administration
- Diploma of Financial Planning
- Diploma of Information Technology
- Advanced Diploma of International Business
- Diploma of Logistics
- Diploma of Management
- Advanced Diploma of Marketing.
An Honours year program is available to exceptional students.
Business IT and Logistics
Although RMIT endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.