Graduate Diploma of Information Systems
Course summary for local students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Diploma of Information Systems|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
2016: November (Trimester 3)
2017: March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2017||Not applicable|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||$26,000 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|CRICOS course code||052315F|
|Deakin course code||M622|
|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.|
Please note: Students commencing in Trimester 2 cannot complete this course in one year.
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Further study
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.
Completion of the Master of Information Systems grants eligibility for entry as a Professional member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Fees and charges
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.
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.|
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.
|MIS070||Academic Induction for Postgraduate Information Systems (0cp)|
|MIS701||Business Requirements Analysis|
|MIS761||Enterprise Information Management|
|MIS770/MIS770A||Foundation Skills in Data Analysis ^|
|MIS782||Value of Information|
|MIS741||Analysing the Impact of Digital Business|
|MPM701||Business 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.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
Minimum entry requirements
- Bachelor degree in any discipline
- Masters degree in any discipline
- Graduate certificate in same discipline
- Graduate certificate in any discipline and 5 years relevant work experience
Credit for prior learning - general
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.
How to apply
Applications for this course can be made directly through our Applicant Portal.
For more information on the application process, visit our Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Further studyM722 Master of Information Systems
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.