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ICT has changed how organisations work. Information Systems Professionals. Bridge the gap between IT specialists and management Across any industry, IS consultants are needed. Corporations, the public sector, the community sector and SMEs are increasingly having to implement new IT.

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information systems professionals
Information Systems Professionals
  • Bridge the gap between IT specialists and management
  • Across any industry, IS consultants are needed. Corporations, the public sector, the community sector and SMEs are increasingly having to implement new IT.
  • Successful IS professionals are techno-savvy and also understand business strategies and imperatives.
bachelor of information systems
Bachelor of Information Systems
  • Designed to prepare IS professionals who can help people and organisations make more effective use of informationtechnology.
  • Core studies include programming, databases, business concepts, organisational processes, electronic commerce.
  • Electives include multimedia studies, mobile computing, IT security.

Industry Team Project

Legal and Ethical Issues

Strategic IS Management

Programming 1 & 2


Databases & Networks

Business Systems Architecture



The 3 year

BIS degree



Select from

* Commerce

* Arts

* Science

* or more IT

IS in Organisations

Organisational Change

Project Management

Electronic Commerce

Managing the IT function

final year industry projects
Final year Industry Projects
  • 12 weeks:

Group of 6 + mentor + real life problem

  • Examples of products:

website, database, portal, CMS, intranet, e-commerce, usability testing, prototyping, etc.

SKILLS:Teamwork, Project Management, Listening, Analysis, Thinking, Documenting, Writing - business reports/documents, Presentation, Cross-culture

first year in is
First year in IS?

Plus involvement in a transition program “IS101” and the three semester “Professional Skills Program” covering group work, communication skills, and preparation for work.

is compared to other programs
“IS” – compared to other programs?

More Business-oriented

Less Technical

Less Business-oriented

More Technical

Software Engineering

Information Systems

Computer Science

is education in the new melbourne degrees
IS education in the new Melbourne degrees?
  • BIS entry still available in 2007 and 2008
  • Current entry requirement of English + Math Methods will also give you access to studies with a strong IS flavour in the “new generation” degrees from 2008
  • Likely there will also be new information technology streams available from 2008 to broaden your options
where do is graduates go
Where do IS graduates go?
  • Graduates have a range of employment options, from business analysts and consultants, through to network managers and software designers.
  • Graduates work across many industry sectors, and not only in “IT jobs”.
  • Graduates often shift their interests and specialisations once in employment.

"One of the great things about the ICT sector, is that it's constantly changing and evolving, making it an ideal industry for young people who want to work in a range of areas and develop a broad base of skills …. "

Victoria's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Minister, Marsha Thomson

is jobs

Computer OperatorDatabase AdministratorNetwork AdministratorSupport TechnicianTrainer


Data ModellerPre-Sales ConsultantSecurity SpecialistTechnical Writer


Business AnalystDatabase AnalystNetwork AnalystSystems Analyst


Multimedia Specialist Software DeveloperWeb Developer


Project ManagerTechnical Development Manager


Quality SpecialistTester

IS jobs?

australian ict vacancy index jan 02 july 06
Australian ICT Vacancy Index: Jan ‘02-July ‘06

In July 2006, Victoria had 5,500 ICT online vacancies,

one-quarter of all ICT vacancies in Australia that month.

Nov 2002


Jan 02 Jan 03 Jan 04 Jan 05 Jan 06


what is required to be successful in it
What is required to be successful in IT?
  • Strong problem solving skills, including a foundation in Mathematics.
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to work in a team.
  • The ability to think big and respond to a wide array of challenges.
  • A willingness to be meticulous with details.
2006 iap awardee mandy segal
2006 IAP awardee - Mandy Segal

Internship period July-December 2006

Host: GE Money

“GE Money needs to implement new securityand change control procedures to manage the

financial consolidation spreadsheets.

The tasks will include evaluating the issues,performing a gap analysis, identifying a solution,

and implementing into production.

It will involve a lot of work with the Finance team.

The student will be reporting to the IT QualityBlack Belt and will have the use of the Quality

Tools to help implement the solution.”

2006 iap awardee lan lu
2006 IAP awardee - Lan lu

Internship period July-December 2006

Host: IBM

“At IBM GBS is involved in many various projects with clients across the every sector.

Main tasks involved are data analysis, reporting back to top management how the business is progressing, tacking costs and revenue, improving efficiencies & automating analysis processes.

Other tasks involve helping out at client sites, updating change requests, defect reporting, & project tracking.”

thank you for your interest today
Thank you for your interest today
  • There are displays on the next three levels up the building – and people keen to answer your questions.
  • Other sessions today on careers and student experiences.
  • If you are considering our programs, please also take a set of brochures.
  • And for detailed information: