Postgraduate coursework

Graduate Diploma of Information Systems

Gain skills in eBusiness, supply chain management and project management through postgrad study and Deakin's Graduate Diploma of Information Systems.

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Key facts

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) Cloud (online)

Course information

Combine your passions for new technology and business when you study information systems (IS) at Deakin. You’ll get skills in project management and learn about eBusiness principles, relational database management, data warehousing, and big data analysis. Job prospects are booming, with IS professionals in demand around the world.

The course also serves as a foundation for advanced studies via Deakin’s Master of Information Systems.

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Course structure

To complete the Graduate Diploma of Information Systems, students must attain a total of 8 credit points of core units and one zero credit point academic induction unit.

Units

  • Academic Induction for Postgraduate Information Systems MIS070 (0cp)
  • Business Requirements Analysis MIS701
  • Enterprise Information Management MIS761
  • MIS770/MIS770AFoundation Skills in Data Analysis ^
  • Business Intelligence MIS781
  • Value of Information MIS782
  • Project Management MIS798
  • Analysing the Impact of Digital Business MIS741
  • MPM701/MPM701ABusiness Process Management ^
  • ^MIS770A and MPM701A are a Start Anytime units.

    Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Diploma of Information Systems
    Year
    2018 course information
    Deakin code
    M622
    CRICOS code
    052315F
    Level
    Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 3 - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Please note: Students commencing in Trimester 2 cannot complete this course in one year.

    Workload

    As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • a Bachelor Degree in any discipline OR
    • a Graduate Certificate in any discipline OR
    • at least three years of relevant work experience* (or part-time equivalent)

    * note: Relevant professional experience that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of commercial environment, project management or IT.

     For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit Deakin Policy Library.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    $26,400 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place
    Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)
    Not applicable

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold. 

    • If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
    • If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    In both cases, the ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Professional recognition

    Completion of the Master of Information Systems grants eligibility for entry as a Professional member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Demonstrate advanced knowledge needed to perform duties as a highly skilled information systems professional within an organisation or social setting.
    Communication Effectively transmit models, frameworks and management theory to both specialists and non-specialists.
    Digital literacy Professionally apply advanced information application skills relative to information systems settings.
    Critical thinking Apply critical thinking relative to complex information systems settings.
    Problem solving Formulate and recommend well developed solutions based on organisational needs and a critical evaluation of alternatives.
    Self-management Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.
    Teamwork Work collaboratively in teams to produce and share advanced solutions to complex information systems problems.
    Global citizenship Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.
       

     

    Application information

    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal if you are only applying for one course. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.

    Register your interest to study at Deakin

    Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.

    Entry pathways

    Credit for prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Faculty contact information

    Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
    Tel 03 9244 6555
    Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

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