Bachelor of Business (Information Systems) (Applied)


  • Program code: BP138
  • 2014 Clearly-in ATAR:


  • Campus: City campus

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In this four-year program you will analyse, design and build sophisticated business information systems.

Build on your classroom learning through a compulsory 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. 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.

Program structure

The program consists of 28 taught courses including common core and discipline-specific business courses, work-integrated learning courses, flexible courses, a one year compulsory industry placement and a business design project. The business design project in final year consolidates this practical experience, theory and your problem-solving skills.

Year 1

You'll do 7 of the compulsory common business core courses plus 1 business information systems major course.

Year 2

You'll study the final compulsory common business core course, and focus on your major by studying 7 business information systems courses.

Year 3

The third year involves a compulsory industry placement as part of the Cooperative Education Program.

Year 4

After completing your industry placement, you will return for your final year of study. You'll You will complete courses in your information systems major area of study, flexible courses, and the Business Design Project courses - capstone courses that bring together your theoretical learning from the first two years and your supervised industry placement 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:

  • accounting
  • economics
  • economics and finance
  • entrepreneurship
  • finance
  • human resource management
  • international business
  • logistics and supply chain management
  • management
  • marketing.

Other minors (PDF 116KB 7p) can be chosen from many disciplines offered across RMIT.

When planning your studies, you are advised to check which elective and minor courses (PDF 116KB 7p) are offered each year.

Handbook (program guide)

To see what students are currently studying and to access additional program and course information, visit the program handbook (program guide).

Industry connections

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
  • programmer/analyst
  • 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.

Global opportunities

You can gain credit points towards your studies by doing a two-week study tour, an exchange for one semester or one year, or an international work placement. Study tours depart during the Australian summer or winter vacations to destinations in Asia, Europe and North America.

The Bachelor of Business (Business Information Systems) is also offered at the Saigon South Campus at RMIT Vietnam campuses.

Entry requirements

You must meet the University entry requirements for this type of program.

Program entry requirements

Current Year 12: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).



Selection tasks


How to apply

Equity access

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.

Fee assistance

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.

Other fees

In addition to tuition fees you will also pay the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF). You may be able to defer the fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme.

There may be other additional expenses and administrative fees associated with your studies.


Note: some programs below may not be available to international applicants.

Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions:

Please refer to information about advanced standing for business degrees.

An Honours year program is available to exceptional students.

Learn more about pathways or if you are eligible for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.

Owning school

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Contact details

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330 Swanston Street (cnr La Trobe Street)
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel. +61 3 9925 2260
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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.