General Information

Overview

A premium experience, the Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology (Professional) is a prestigious industry degree with a 12-month full-time paid work placement. You'll learn to record and analyse business activities, guide investment decisions, develop operating strategies, evaluate business performance and design, build and implement software solutions.

Study structure

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology (Professional) requires students to complete units of study to the value of 300 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

  • Full-time study: 100 credit points/eight standard units of study per year

  • Part-time study: 50 credit points/four standard units of study per year

  • One credit point is equivalent to one hour of study per week per semester (including contact hours and private study)

  • See the course planner for an example degree structure.

  • Full-time study: 100 credit points/eight standard units of study per year

  • One credit point is equivalent to one hour of study per week per semester (including contact hours and private study)

  • See the course planner for an example degree structure.

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Financial Information for Decision Making
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC10007
Programming Concepts
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT10013
Data Management and Analytics
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF10025
Business Digitalisation
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF10024
Financial Information Systems
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC10008
Financial Statistics
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN10002
Economics for Business Decision Making
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ECO10005
Contemporary Management Principles
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MGT10009
Management Accounting for Planning and Control
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC20007
Company Accounting
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC20013
Financial Management
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN20014
Digital Business Analysis and Design
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF20029
Taxation
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC30005
Auditing
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC30010
Cloud Approaches for Enterprise Systems
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF20030
Law of Commerce
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW20019
Accounting theory
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC30008
Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF30004
Cyber Security for Business
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF20031
IT Program and Project Management
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF30033
Forensic Accounting
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC30003
Business Process Analysis
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF30035
Governing Digital Technologies
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF30032
Business Digitalisation Industry Project
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF30027

Learning outcomes

The aim of the Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology (Professional) is to prepare highly capable graduates to meet industry requirements as accounting and information systems specialists, particularly in future management and leadership roles. These graduates would have the capacity to adapt to a variety of workplace conditions and the opportunities to develop other qualities that are highly sought after by employers. It is anticipated that graduates will be recognised by both the accounting professional bodies and the ACS for professional membership.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • demonstrate a substantial and coherent knowledge of the underlying theoretical principles and concepts within the field of accounting and management of IS/IT and the application of those principles in a range of practices
  • apply critical thinking, reflection and judgment in the selection and application of the appropriate accounting and IS/IT related concepts, frameworks and/or methods as part of the process to identify and propose solutions to organisational problems
  • demonstrate an ability to undertake and evaluate research from a variety of sources in order to make judgments to solve a range of problems that arise in business contexts
  • approach and analyse problems from multiple points of view, design and/or source alternative innovative solutions based on soundly articulated business requirements, and make appropriate choices and recommendations
  • communicate and articulate clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge, arguments and innovative ideas appropriate for the problem context, the stakeholders, and the organisational environment through a variety of communication media
  • demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of the professional and ethical issues, dilemmas, and considerations pertaining to accounting and IS/IT in various environments
  • work in a self-reliant, independent and responsible manner, show leadership and take initiative where appropriate particularly in a collaborative and diverse team environment.

Career opportunities

Graduates may pursue careers in a variety of roles including, among others: accounting, business and systems analysis, internal audit, advisory services, project management, business analytics, risk advisory and technology consulting roles with large professional services firms, enterprise systems consultancy, forensic accounting, banking, IS/IT consultancy, and with experience, as an IT director and chief information officer.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology (Professional) 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 is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) with graduates additionally being eligible to apply for membership with the ACS.

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology students must complete 400 credit points comprising of:

  • eight (8) Core Units of study (100 credit points)
  • eight (8) units of study in the Accounting Major (100 credit points)
  • eight (8) units of study in the Business Technology Major (100 credit points)
  • four [4] units of study in the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points).
     

Students have the option of 2 x 6-month placements or 1 x 12-month placement.

The same unit cannot be counted more than once. Where there are overlaps in units, the 400 credit points of study must be made up of additional units of study as directed by the Course Director.

Academic Progress – Special requirements

In addition to the standard academic progress rules, the BABIT(Prof) course has the following additional academic progress rules which are established in accordance with Academic Courses Regulation 62(2):

1. A student is classified as 'at risk' of unsatisfactory progress if they:

(a) Fail any unit of study

(b) are unsuccessful in securing a Professional Placement two months before Week 1 of their final year of study

(c) Behave in a manner that breaches the Swinburne Student Charter whilst on a professional placement

2. A student is classified as 'unsatisfactory progress' and will be required to ‘show cause’ if they:

(a) fail any unit of study in the next Progress Review period after being classified as being 'at risk'

(b) Fail a Professional Placement or Work Experience in Industry unit

(c) Have their professional placement terminated early by an industry partner. In the case of early termination of an industry placement by an industry partner, the student will be deemed as having 'unsatisfactory progress' and a progress review hearing may be convened within 2 weeks of the cessation of the placement.

(d) are unsuccessful in securing a Professional Placement two months before Week 1 of their final semester of study

Students who are identified as having unsatisfactory progress will be subject to the show cause provisions in the Progress Review section of the Academic Progress Policy.

Maximum Academic Credit

The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology (Professional) is 150 credit points (normally 12 units).

Admission criteria

Information about Swinburne's general admission criteria can be found at Admissions at Swinburne - Higher Education webpage.

Entry requirements

A. Applicants with recent secondary education (within past three years)

ATAR

This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.

Guaranteed ATAR: if you receive an ATAR of 80 or higher and meet all the essential requirements for this course, you will be guaranteed an offer.

Educational history 

An applicant's entire academic history, including ATAR results, will be considered for entry into this course. 

Selection rank adjustments 

Selection ranks for this course will be calculated based on your ATAR with adjustments to overall study scores based on subjects studied, location of your home address, SEAS application, and participation In Swinburne's Early Leaders program. For further details about selection rank adjustments, see Admissions at Swinburne

Subject adjustments 

A study score of 25 in Accounting, Business Management, Applied Computing: Data Analytics, Applied Computing: Software Development, any Mathematics or Systems Engineering equals 2 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 15 points.

Meeting course prerequisites 

VCE units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English as Alternate Language (EAL) or equivalent. 

ATAR profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in Semester 1 2023

ATAR-Based offers only, across all offer rounds ATAR
Excluding adjustment factors
Selection Rank
ATAR + any adjustment factors
Highest rank to receive an offer 88.95 91.4
Median rank to receive an offer 86.3 89.57
Lowest rank to receive an offer 78.8 82.3

B. Applicants with higher education study

Educational history

This course only accepts applicants who have just completed Year 12 or have not commenced any studies after completing Year 12 (ATAR results from the last seven years can be considered).

Meeting course prerequisites

As for Year 12 or equivalent.

C. Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Educational history

This course only accepts applicants who have just completed Year 12 or have not commenced any studies after completing Year 12 (ATAR results from the last seven years can be considered).

Meeting course prerequisites

As for Year 12 or equivalent.

D. Applicants with work and life experience

Educational history

This course only accepts applicants who have just completed Year 12 or have not commenced any studies after completing Year 12 (ATAR results from the last seven years can be considered).

Meeting course prerequisites

As for Year 12 or equivalent.

Student profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students who commenced in this course in the most relevant recent intake period, including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

  Semester 1, 2023
Applicant background Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher education study (includes a bridging or enabling course) N/A N/A
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study N/A N/A
(C) Work and life experience (admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories) 0 0%
(D) Recent secondary education:    
Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 5 100%
Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) N/A N/A
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) N/A N/A
International students 0 0%
All students 5 100%

Notes: 
N/A – Students not accepted in this category.

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