The Bachelor of Information Systems, UNSW Sydney, provides a solid foundation to prosper in a tech-driven future. This 3 year program combines courses on information system (IS) topics and core business concepts, with the freedom to choose exciting electives and study overseas. There’s also the opportunity for professional recognition.
Graduates have highly prized information systems expertise and business skills, both practical and conceptual. Following the degree, graduates will have the skills to become a vital addition to any organisation or entrepreneurs in their own right.
Why choose this bachelor’s degree?
The Bachelor of Information Systems is taught with innovation in mind. Lecturers set up digital playgrounds, called Sandboxes, where you can test code on real challenges in real time. Putting skills to the test through trial and error helps information retention for when it’s needed – in exams and at work – and creates opportunities for surprising outcomes.
The core IS courses explore digital transformation, programming, business analysis, database management, enterprise systems and mobile app development. The core business concepts cover accounting, finance, management, economics and statistics.
The program features an
International Information Systems and Technology Practicum, where students travel overseas to develop first-hand awareness of the IS industry from a global perspective.
See the program structure for detailed information.
The practicum is organised through
Career Accelerator, a portfolio of professional development opportunities that are exclusive to UNSW Business School students. Additional opportunities include:
The Bachelor of Information Systems is accredited by Australian Computer Society (ACS) at the Professional Level, preparing you for professional practice in information and communications technology (ICT).
Depending on the courses you complete, you can earn an SAS Certificate in Business Analytics, awarded jointly by UNSW and SAS. SAS Certification credentials are globally recognised as the premier means to validate SAS knowledge. With an SAS Certification credential, you will set yourself apart from others and prove that you have the SAS knowledge to make a difference within an organisation.
Limited places are also available for the
Bachelor of Information Systems (Co-op) (Honours), a 4 year program that incorporates an annual scholarship, 3 internships, industry mentoring and a research project.
UNSW Business School degrees are shaped by industry leaders and world-class academics who recognise the future will present career opportunities that don’t exist today. Our Bachelor of Information Systems is designed to train your mind to adapt to future challenges. You will understand technical concepts and methods, practise problem-solving, and build skills in critical thinking and decision making.
Who is this degree for?
- Those who want to be business savvy IS graduate
- People seeking accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS)
Job and career prospects
Information Systems graduates are in high demand, and they have been successful in securing jobs such as:
- Business Analyst
- IS/IT Architects
- IS/IT Consultant
- IT Infrastructure Developers
- Management Consultant
- Network Developers
- Systems Analyst
- Technical Manager
Find out how we prepare our graduates for career success
Why the Business School?
UNSW Business School is a leading business school in the Asia-Pacific, consistently ranking within the top 50 worldwide. We ranked 1st in Australia, 3rd in the Asia-Pacific and 9th worldwide in the 2018 Association for Information Systems (AIS) ranking, with 5 of our academics listed among the Top 200 Scholars worldwide. We are also rated “Well above world standard” for Information Systems by the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) government assessment.
Read more about our rankings and reputation.
Our students build professional networks among more than 90,000 Business School alumni worldwide and begin their new career before graduation. This undergraduate degree incorporates a suite of professional development opportunities offered by
Career Accelerator, that are exclusive to UNSW’s Business School students. Career Accelerator helps you build industry connections through
mentoring, and you can undertake
global business practicums for credit towards your degree.