Information Systems - INFSA13529

Stream Summary

Faculty: COMM - UNSW Business School

School: School of Information Systems and Technology Management

Contact:  UNSW Business School Student Centre

Program: 3529 - Commerce/Science


Bachelor of Commerce (Major)

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Stream Outline

The Information Systems (IS) major is tailored to students who are interested in business and management aspects of the discipline. You will learn about business IS in various complex decision making contexts and how these systems, and the information generated by them, support the modern organisation in achieving both day-to-day and long-term objectives. Graduates from this specialisation have a range of broad career paths to choose including: Business Consulting; Forensics and Intelligence; New Product/Service Development; Internet Entrepreneurship; Systems Development; Communications and Networking; Information Systems Security; Project Management; and Information Technology Management . With a BCom (IS) you can combine Information Systems with another Commerce discipline such as Accounting, Marketing, Economics, Business Law & Taxation, Banking & Finance or Organisation & Management.

Stream Structure

  • A major in Information Systems consists of 48 UOC (8 courses). Five (5) of these courses are specified; the other three (3) are IS elective courses that are chosen from the list below. At least two (2) of these elective courses must be at level 3 (i.e. INFS3XXX). This is regardless of whether you are doing a single major or taking Information Systems as a second major.
  • A minor in Information Systems consists of 30 UOC (5 courses) containing: INFS1602, INFS1603, INFS2603, INFS2621 and INFS3603. The minor does not form part of the nominated major.

Compulsory Courses

Elective Courses

Students must complete 18 UOC of Prescribed Elective courses.

Note: For the benefit of students undertaking majors in both Accounting and Information Systems ACCT3563 Issues in Financial Reporting and Analysis (6 UOC) is included in the electives list, to enable compliance with the requirements of the professional Accounting bodies. Students undertaking majors in both Accounting and Finance may count ACCT3563 towards the requirements for each major.

Three courses at least two (2) of these courses must be at level 3.
Note: Students may count ONE of ACCT3563, COMM3020, COMM3030 or INFS3020 towards their major in Information Systems.

Note: *Students who successfully complete these four courses will be eligible for certification as a Business Analyst by SAS.


Honours level study is available for Information Systems students.

Students interested in studying at Honours Level should refer to the relevant Honours stream record 4501 B Commerce (Honours) for entry requirements.

Further Information

Please note that these requirements may be subject to change.
Students are advised to follow requirements according to the year they commenced. Please refer to previous editions of the Online Handbook for your program requirements.

Contact the UNSW Business School Student Centre for advice.
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