The Bachelor of Information Systems (Co-op) (Honours), UNSW Sydney, is a research and scholarship program sponsored by distinguished industry partners. In addition to financial assistance, sponsors of the program provide exceptional, real-world experience through internships and association with students throughout the program.
Gain the foundation to prosper in a tech-driven future. Build skill sets and knowledge in information systems (IS) and core business concepts. Lead your own thorough exploration of a compelling IS idea. Gain the hands-on experience, technical know-how, problem-solving and analytical skills that train your mind to be adaptable - all the skills required for a successful and exciting start to your career.
Graduates gain contacts, experience, in-depth IS knowledge and technical skills for excellent career outcomes, leading to key roles in information systems and information technology.
Why choose this bachelor’s degree?
The Bachelor of Information Systems (Co-op) (Honours) has limited places for exceptional students. It incorporates a tax-free scholarship, a suite of professional development activities and leadership mentoring. Complete a research project and participate in international work and study opportunities. The 4 year program combines courses on IS topics and core business concepts and provides the opportunity for professional recognition.
Gain skills in programming, database management and app development. Build knowledge in innovation, digital transformation, enterprise systems, cybersecurity and analytics. Develop business acumen across finance, accounting, management, economics and statistics.
In the 2nd and 3rd year of the program, you will undertake 3 industry training placements with distinguished sponsors such as
The Westpac Group. The placements are supplemented with core IS and elective courses.
In your final year, complete a research thesis on your chosen theme, along with electives in ethics, consulting, strategy and complex project management.
See the program structure for detailed information.
Global work/study opportunities
Co-op students can participate in an
international student exchange, international business case competitions and study tours.
Co-op Scholarship, Mentoring and Internships
The Co-op scholarship is A$19,600 each year for 4 years. It is tax-free and paid fortnightly over the duration of the program.
Students are assigned their own mentor – a graduate of the Co-op Program who helps shape goals and strategies for success in the first industry placement, along with general career advice.
The program involves 3 work placements provided by Co-op sponsors, who are our distinguished industry partners.
Visit the Co-op Program for more information.
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.
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).
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 (Co-op) (Honours) 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.
For a 3 year non-scholarship program, visit the
UNSW Bachelor of Information Systems.
Who is this degree for?
- Career-focused people who seek extensive industry experience as part of learning
- People who want conceptual and practical expertise in information systems
- Those seeking financial support during study
Job and career prospects
IS 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 for Computer Science and Information Systems. 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.