Information Systems

Honours

Honours in Information Systems is a one-year component embedded as part of the Bachelor of Advanced Studies. It includes a 24-credit point research project in a specialised area such as information technology economics, social networking analysis, ontology design, knowledge management and open source software and more. Students will also complete four 6-credit points units of advanced coursework, including IT Research Methods.

Honours is available to students who have a completed major in an area relevant to their project and have met the requirements outlined in the resolutions. Admittance into the program is determined by the Faculty of Science as well as the honours coordinator.

Honours Coordinator:

Dr Josiah Poon
T +61 2 9351 7185
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General Honours Advice
Ms Bahar Mirzamahmoudian
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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

INFORMATION SYSTEMS (HONOURS)

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) (Information Systems) requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework core units, and
(ii) 18 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework selective units, and
(iii) 24 credit points of 4000-level Honours research project units

Honours Coursework Core

INFO4990
IT Research Methods
6    P Students must satisfy Honours admission requirements.
N INFO4444 or INFO5993
Semester 1
Semester 2

Honours Coursework Selective

ELEC5616
Computer and Network Security
6    A A programming language, basic maths.
Semester 1
ELEC5618
Software Quality Engineering
6    A Writing programs with multiple functions or methods in multiple files; design of complex data structures and combination in non trivial algorithms; use of an integrated development environment; software version control systems.
Semester 1
ELEC5619
Object Oriented Application Frameworks
6    A Java programming, and some web development experience are essential. Databases strongly recommended
Semester 2
ELEC5620
Model Based Software Engineering
6    A A programming language, basic maths.
Semester 2
INFO5010
IT Advanced Topic A
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5991
Services Science Management and Engineering
6    A INFO5990. Students are expected to have a degree in computer science, engineering, information technology, information systems or business.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ISYS5050
Knowledge Management Systems
6    A It is assumed that students will have good understanding of relational data model and database technologies as covered in ISYS2120 or COMP9220 or COMP5206 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
P COMP5206 OR ISYS2160
Semester 1
COMP5045
Computational Geometry
6    A It is assumed that students will have experience with data structure and algorithms as covered in COMP9103 OR COMP2123 OR COMP2823 OR INFO1105 OR INFO1905 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
Semester 1
COMP5046
Natural Language Processing
6    A Knowledge of an OO programming language
Semester 1
COMP5048
Visual Analytics
6    A It is assumed that students will have experience with data structure and algorithms as covered in COMP9103 OR COMP2123 OR COMP2823 OR INFO1105 OR INFO1905 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 1

Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP5313
Large Scale Networks
6    A It is assumed that students will have basic knowledge of computer networks as covered in INFO1112 or COMP9201 or COMP9601 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
Semester 1
COMP5318
Machine Learning and Data Mining
6    A INFO2110 OR ISYS2110 OR COMP9120 OR COMP5138
Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP5338
Advanced Data Models
6    A This unit of study assumes foundational knowledge of relational database systems as taught in COMP5138/COMP9120 (Database Management Systems) or INFO2120/INFO2820/ISYS2120 (Database Systems 1).
Semester 2
COMP5347
Web Application Development
6    A It is assumed that students will have experience with software development as covered in SOFT2412 or COMP9103 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
P INFO1103 or INFO1113 or COMP9103 or COMP9220 or COMP5028

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
COMP5348
Enterprise Scale Software Architecture
6    A It is assumed that students will have experience with software development as covered in SOFT2412 or COMP9103 and also COMP2123 OR COMP2823 OR INFO1105 OR INFO1905 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
Semester 1
COMP5415
Multimedia Design and Authoring
6    A It is assumed that students will have experience with software development as covered in SOFT2412 or COMP9103 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
Semester 2
COMP5424
Information Technology in Biomedicine
6      Semester 1
COMP5426
Parallel and Distributed Computing
6    A It is assumed that students will have experience with algorithms design and software development as covered in (COMP2017 or COMP9017) and COMP3027 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
Semester 1
COMP5427
Usability Engineering
6    A It is assumed that students will have skills with modelling as covered in ISYS2110 or ISYS2120 or COMP9110 or COMP9201 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
Semester 2
Additional 4000-level units to be developed for offering in 2021.

Honours Core Research Project

ISYS4103
Information Systems Honours Project A
6    P ISYS3401 and ISYS3402 and ISYS3888. Enrolment in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies Information Systems major.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ISYS4104
Information Systems Honours Project B
6    P ISYS3401 and ISYS3402 and ISYS3888. Enrolment in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies Information Systems major.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ISYS4105
Information Systems Honours Project C
6    P ISYS3401 and ISYS3402 and ISYS3888. Enrolment in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies Information Systems major.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ISYS4106
Information Systems Honours Project D
6    P ISYS3401 and ISYS3402 and ISYS3888. Enrolment in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies Information Systems major.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2