Bachelor of Information Systems (BIS)

Holmes Institute

Course details

CRICOS course code: 085586K

Level of study: Bachelor’s Degrees


The Bachelor of Information Systems degree provides students with a solid foundation in essential Information Technology units across the core body of knowledge as specified by the Australian Computer Society. Additionally, the programme incorporates important core business units of study to provide the students with the skills they will need to operate as effective IT professionals in the business environment. The flexibility of the degree also allows students to choose from a variety of business or further IT related electives. The graduates of this programme will acquire skills and knowledge which are in high demand by organizations in the technology driven workplace.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Information Systems is a three-year course, delivered over six trimesters on a full-time basis. To meet the requirements for graduation, all students must successfully complete 24 units.


On successful completion of this course, students are awarded the Bachelor of Information Systems. The course meets the Australian Qualifications Framework specifications for a Level 7 bachelor degree.

Advanced Standing

Students may be able to shorten the length of this course by applying to transfer any recognised prior learning credits by applying for Advanced Standing (Refer to Advanced Standing Policy and Procedures – Higher Education).

Opportunities for Further Study

The Bachelors of Information Systems course is a TEQSA (AQF level 7) accredited course. Thus, on completion, of the BIS students will be eligible to seek further advanced studies in Graduate Diplomas (AQF level 8) or Masters level (AQF level 9) courses. A natural progression would be from a Bachelors in Information Systems to a Masters in Information Systems. However, students may seek to broaden their knowledge areas and study for a Masters degree in a different discipline area, and many of these are offered which do not require a Bachelors degree in the same discipline as a prerequisite)

Career Opportunities

There are many available career opportunities available upon completion of the Bachelors of Information Systems, and these include but are not limited to

IT Business Analyst, Application Analyst, Information System Manager, Database Administrator, IT Consultant, Cyber Security Analyst, Project Manager, Data Analyst, Technical support Officer, Software Engineer, Systems Analyst, Software Tester, User Experience Designer.


Various forms of assessment will be used throughout the Bachelors of Information Systems course and these include written assignments, laboratory work in relevant units of study, student group work and presentations as well individual reports. In many units of study weekly tutorial submissions are utilized to ensure continual activity throughout the semester. Most units of study have an exam component which may be implemented as a final assessment depending on conditions throughout the semester.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
18,800 Per Year
Read more56,400 for 6 trimesters; 9,400 per trimester; Enrolment Fee: 250
Jul 2023
Nov 2023
3 years
Read morethree-year course, delivered over six trimesters on a full-time basis.

Full time
Holmes Institute
Melbourne Campus
185 Spring Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Overseas students must demonstrate English proficiency through one of the following means.

a) Successful completion of studies in English (Language or Mode of Instruction) such as Year 12 at Australian High School or an Australian Diploma or higher qualification;

b) Successful studies at a recognised Australian educational institution at an equivalent study level based on at least a 50% pass rate in a recent semester of study;

c) An English test score using one of the following English language Tests as approved by Holmes: • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) • Pearson Test of English (PTE) • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) • Cambridge English qualification.

An English test score with minimum requirements as follows:

• IELTS Overall 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5; OR

• PTE Academic Score of 50; OR

• TOEFL iBT Score of 60-78; OR

• Cambridge English: Advanced from Cambridge ESOL (CAE) Score of 169, OR Equivalent.


Holmes Institute
Melbourne Campus
185 Spring Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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