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.

Domestic student information
Switch to international student information

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.

Read More

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.

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.

Additional course information

Course duration - additional information

Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

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 available fee places for this course are detailed above.

Tuition fees are determined by your enrolment:

  • If you are offered a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated based on your course.
  • If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.

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.

* One year full-time study load is typically represented by eight credit points of study. 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 your course.

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 might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.

Search or browse through our scholarships

Postgraduate bursary

If you’re a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.

Learn more about Deakin’s 15% postgraduate bursary

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

Still haven't found what you are looking for?