Graduate Diploma of Information Systems

Course summary for international students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Graduate Diploma of Information Systems
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length1 year full time
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)^

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$28,520 AUD
LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
CRICOS course code052315F
IELTS Requirement

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Deakin course code M622
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

^available to Cloud (online) enrolled international students only

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

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Diploma of Information Systems has been developed in response to the rapid growth in the use of eCommerce applications by business and government. This course provides specialist skills in the business-oriented principles and practices of eBusiness, Supply Chain Management and Project Management.

The course also serves as a foundation for advanced studies via the Masters course. The course meets the needs of students from different backgrounds and incorporates extremely flexible methods of delivery combining the use of high quality Cloud (online) mode study materials with periods of intensive face-to-face learning, as well as the option to undertake many units entirely through electronic teaching.

Cloud (online) studies

Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.

However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.

In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email au for more information about 2016 fees.

Course rules

To satisfy the requirements of the Graduate Diploma of Information Systems a student must complete 8 credit points of core Information Systems units and one zero credit point induction unit.

Course structure

Core units

MIS070Academic Induction for Postgraduate Information Systems (0cp)

MIS701Business Requirements Analysis

MIS761Enterprise Information Management

MIS770Analytical Skills Foundations

MIS781Business Intelligence

MIS782Value of Information

MIS798Project Management

MIS741Analysing the Impact of Digital Business

MPM701Business Process Management



Course Learning Outcomes

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.

Approved by Faculty Board October 2014.

Entry requirements - general

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. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

Minimum entry requirements:

- Bachelor degree


- Graduate certificate in same discipline


- Graduate certificate in any discipline and 5 years relevant work experience


- Masters degree


- Deakin Business and Law Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP)


Please note: Applicants  may be eligible for Credit for Prior Learning for appropriate units of completed postgraduate study.


IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

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

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact

Further study

M722 Master of Information Systems