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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this major

Information systems (IS) involves creating computer systems that satisfy individual and organisational needs. IS encompasses issues such as strategic planning, system development, system implementation, network design and management, operational management, end-user needs and education. Rather than being about developing and enhancing the performance of computers, information systems is about making computer systems work for people and organisations.

For more information on the program structure and content, view the Science Undergraduate Handbook.

About this major

It is recommended that you take 12 credit points of junior information systems units, 12 credit points of junior mathematics, and you may also benefit from electives that include philosophy and language units. It is a good idea to plan ahead and have an idea of which senior units you need to complete, so that you can plan your junior and intermediate prerequisite units accordingly.

In second year you will take 12 credit point of intermediate information systems units which are prerequisites for your third year units.

To successfully complete your major in information systems you must take 24 credit points of senior information systems units, which include IT Project Management and a substantial group project for an industry client. Other units can be chosen from a range of topics.

Human-Computer Interaction
Database Systems
Analytical Methods and Information Systems
Introduction to IT Security
Systems Analysis and Modelling
Management of IT Projects and Systems
E-Business Analysis and Design

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