To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the degree in which you are enrolled:
The extended major has been designed to provide graduates with:
- a strong foundation in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of information technology and information systems management
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to them
- well developed written and oral communication skills
- an ability to critically analyse and evaluate information and solve problems
- an awareness of social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of information technology
- the ability to work professionally as an individual and as a member of multi-disciplinary teams
- an understanding of the need to undertake lifelong learning and the capacity to do so
- preparation for future professional roles as an information technologist.
The extended major provides the foundations that will underpin ongoing professional development, preparing graduates for further study or for a career in a computing related field or in other areas where the range of skills and knowledge acquired is needed or desirable.
On completion of the extended major, students will be able to:
- competently use professional skills and knowledge in the systematic development of complex information systems
- apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner
- communicate effectively with other computer scientists and the wider global community using a wide range of communication technologies
- work professionally as an individual and in a team
- develop computer-based solutions appropriate to the social, political, international, economic and environmental contexts in which they are applied
- engage in the process of continuing learning needed to retain the necessary level of professional skills knowledge in the area of information technology.
On completion of the extended major in information systems, students will be eligible for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society.
Extended Major - Information Systems - Year 1 topics
The following topics must be selected as part of the 36-unit First Year program**:
COMP1001 Fundamentals of Computing (4.5 units)
COMP1101 Fundamentals of Information and Communication Technology # (4.5 units)
COMP1102 Computer Programming 1 (4.5 units)
ENGR1401 Professional Skills#* (4.5 units)
*With the permission of the course coordinator students in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) may select COMS1001 Academic and Professional Communication, while students from non-English speaking backgrounds may be permitted to enrol in ESOL1101 English as a Second Language 1.
**Students planning to transfer to the Bachelor of Computer Science should select MATH1121 Mathematics 1A as one of their other first year science topics.
Extended Major - Information Systems - Year 2 topics
27 units comprising:
BUSN3027 E-Business (4.5 units) or
ENGR2782 Computer Networks and Operating Systems (4.5 units)
COMP2731 Software Engineering 1 (4.5 units)
COMP2741 Application Development (4.5 units)
COMP2761 Database and Conceptual Modelling (4.5 units)
COMP2772 Web-Based Systems Development (4.5 units)
ENGR2792 Software Engineering 2 (4.5 units)
Extended Major - Information Systems - Year 3 topics
27 units comprising:
COMP3721 Enterprise Information Security (4.5 units)
COMP3751 Interactive Computer Systems (4.5 units)
COMP3771 Advanced Database (4.5 units)
ENGR3704 Project Management for Engineering and Science (4.5 units)
COMP3782 Information Technology Project (4.5 units) AND
One CSEM upper-level topic*** (4.5 units)
COMP3792 Information Technology Practicum (9 units)
***CSEM upper-level topics must be selected from COMP, ENGR, MATH and STAT topics at 2000-level and above.
Program - Information Systems - Year 4 topics for students undertaking the Bachelor of Science (Honours) 4 Year.