Graduate Diploma of Information Systems

Course summary for international students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Graduate Diploma of Information Systems
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Length1 year full time
Next available intake

2016: November (Trimester 3)*

*Offered Cloud (online) only

2017: March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)*, November (Trimester 3)*

*Offered Cloud (online) only

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
CRICOS course code052315F
English language requirements

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

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

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

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

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.

 

Course rules

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.

Course structure

Units

MIS070Academic Induction for Postgraduate Information Systems (0cp)

MIS701Business Requirements Analysis

MIS761Enterprise Information Management

MIS770/MIS770AAnalytical Skills Foundations ^

MIS781Business Intelligence

MIS782Value of Information

MIS798Project Management

MIS741Analysing the Impact of Digital Business

MPM701Business Process Management

 

^MIS770A is a Start Anytime unit.

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 postgraduate English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

Minimum entry requirements

 - Bachelor degree in any discipline

or

 - Masters Qualifying Program

or

 - Masters degree in any discipline

or

 - Graduate certificate in same discipline

or

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

 

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 deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

Further study

M722 Master of Information Systems

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.