Bachelor | Information Systems

Bachelor of Information Systems (Co-op) (Honours)

Information Systems


The BIS (Co-op) (Hons) is a full-time four year Honours degree program. It is an industry linked education program leading to the award of the qualification Bachelor of Information Systems (Co-op) (Honours). The program draws on both Information Systems and business and is intended to develop conceptual and practical skills. After an introductory first stage, students will learn about business analysis systems and design, data management, business systems infrastructure and security as well as commercial programming statistics, management accounting and commercial programming.

The BIS (Co-op) (Hons) program has been designed in conjunction with Information Systems and Information Technology industry professionals to provide for the needs of Australian businesses. The program combines the requirements for the award of the degree with 18 months of coordinated industrial experience at three different sponsoring organisations (24 weeks at each). Industry Training extends outside university semesters. A scholarship is payable from funds donated by the sponsoring organisations. Entry to the program is limited to students awarded a scholarship through the BIS (Co-op) (Hons) selection procedures administered by the UNSW Co-op Program Office. For more information about requirements for the BIS (Co-op) (Hons) Program please visit the 
frequently asked questions page.

Consideration for entry to the course may proceed only on the basis of an application directly to Co-op program Office at the University of New South Wales and application through UAC. Visit the UNSW Co-op website for a brochure and application form.

Students who are academically acceptable for the BIS (Co-op) (Hons) degree program, but who are not offered a scholarship position, should consider registering for first Stage entry into the BIS 3979 program. If BIS (Co-op) (Hons) scholarships become available at the end of stage 1, students undertaking the BIS 3979 program may be offered an interview and a transfer into the 3964 BIS (Co-op) (Hons) degree program.


  • Outstanding scholarship program that incorporates an internship component
  • Tax-free scholarship of over A$18,000 per annum (over 4 years)
  • Specialist degree in information systems that prepares you for careers in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry
  • Develop advanced knowledge and research skills, and be awarded with an Honours degree in information systems
  • Domestic students only


Information systems
Schedule Full-time
Duration 4 Years
Presence of students On-campus
Scholarships available Yes


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