Bachelor of Accounting and Information Systems

Swinburne University of Technology

The Bachelor of Accounting and Information Systems explores how people, information, computers, networks and processes come together to create cohesive business solutions. Sponsored by leading Australian organisations, the course offers students a tax-free scholarship worth approximately $40,000. Students spend two 20-week periods in the accounting and information systems industries by working with Swinburne's industry partners. Students learn how to use accounting systems to record and analyse business activities, prepare financial statements and management reports, and employ financial statements to guide investment decisions. They also learn how to use information from financial accounting systems to make decisions, develop operating strategies and evaluate business performance. The course also covers designing, building and implementing software solutions; analysing existing systems; and recommending solutions to address the information needs of organisations.

Course Fee:

Australian: $43,832

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL). Prior to selection, all shortlisted candidates are required to attend a briefing session and an interview. Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.

Structure:

400 credit points comprising: 24 Core units (300 credit points); 4 units of study from the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points).

Study Pathways:

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second. Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Further information:

Swinburne's Work Integrated Learning program provides students with opportunities to gain invaluable skills and confidence in knowing that they have what it takes to land a job in their field by graduation. Students can also earn credit towards their degree. Choose from 6- or 12-month professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements.

Recognition:

The Bachelor of Accounting and Information Systems is a professionally accredited course. Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The course also has provisional accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS), with graduates additionally being eligible to apply for membership with the ACS.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00111D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Higher Education Hawthorn 71.45 No Full time 3 years

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For over 100 years, Swinburne has been creating students and grads who lead the worlds in which they study, work and live. 

  • Dimity Hawkins, a graduate, co-founded the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won a Nobel Peace Prize (2017).
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