The Master of Information Systems has been developed in response to the rapid growth in the use of information systems and eBusiness applications by businesses and governments internationally.
The mass adoption of social media, the advances of new technologies, and the accumulation of large amounts of data has made information central to many aspects of work and life.
Digital information has revolutionised the way we do business. Its capture, strategic use and associated technology in the business environment, is the discipline of information systems.
The course provides specialist skills in business-oriented principles and practices of information systems and eBusiness. It focuses on the strategic use of information in a business and policy context, supported by a sound technical understanding and capability in specific areas of information systems, particularly information security, supply chain management, and project management.
The course will give you an understanding of the principles and practices of stakeholder analysis, identification of business needs, problems and opportunities, analysis, negotiation and specification of requirements for any solution that may involve technology-inspired change.
You’ll learn quantitative reasoning skills so that you can review business performance to find problems, areas of opportunities, and trends in data using business analytics. You’ll learn data-driven, evidence-based approaches to business decision making and business performance analysis, and you’ll get an understanding of business metrics.
Your project management skills will be developed to ensure that you are able to implement best practice relationship building, communication and resourcing to support your project aims.Read More
To complete the Master of Information Systems, students must attain a total of 16 credit points, consisting of 12 credit points of core units, 4 credit points of elective units and one zero point credit unit.
Electives may be selected to complete any 4 credit point postgraduate specialisation offered by the University, subject to eligibility.
Students are introduced to research tools and techniques in core units of the course where they learn analytic skills and the practical application of those skills in professional contexts. They must also complete a capstone unit that requires requiring them to integrate the skills learnt over their course of study and produce an applied piece of research with reference to prevailing literature.
^MIS770A and MPM701A are a Start Anytime units.
Plus 5 credit points of postgraduate elective units offered by the University (subject to eligibility) which may include the elective units listed below.
Electives may be used to complete any 4 credit point specialisation offered by the University, subject to meeting eligibility requirements.
* Special enrolment processes apply to these units. Please see the handbook entry for MWL702 and MWL703 for more information.
Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.
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
Looking to start studying in 2017? View our Master Of Information Systems and apply to start this year.
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.
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 or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline OR
- other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit Deakin Policy Library.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
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.
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This course teaches students the skills required to manage the impact of technologies in organisations, understand the role of technology in managing knowledge and information, and recognise the role of modern information systems in society and business.
Graduates can move into careers as data analysts, business analysts, systems analysts, e-Business specialists, security analysts, and information systems project leaders.
The Master of Information Systems is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Completion of this course 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 specialised knowledge and research skills needed to lead and manage the resources and processes associated with information systems within an organisation or social setting.|
|Communication||Effectively transmit models, frameworks and management theory with consideration to impacts and outcomes to both specialists and non-specialists.|
|Digital literacy||Expertly apply specialised information application skills relative to information systems settings.|
|Critical thinking||Apply critical thinking, analytical research skills relative to complex information systems settings.|
|Problem solving||Formulate and recommend expert solutions based on organisational needs and a critical evaluation of alternatives.|
|Self-management||Demonstrate autonomy, adaptability and responsibility, self- reflect and critique own performance and identify and plan future development as a professional.|
|Teamwork||Work collaboratively in teams to produce and share specialised and integrated solutions to complex information systems problems.|
|Global citizenship||Demonstrate a high standard of ethical, legal, and responsible behaviour in the development and deployment of information systems to meet organisational needs.|
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* A shorter course duration is available to students entering from a same discipline background. A "same discipline" award from this course is a Bachelor of Information Systems or in a related ICT discipline with an Information Systems Major/Minor or with a specialisation in Information Systems/Information
^ Relevant work experience is professional work experience either in Information Systems or in a position with responsibilities in an Information Systems related field.
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