Master of Information Systems

Course summary for local students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Master of Information Systems
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

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

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555
Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

CRICOS course code052316E
Deakin course code M722

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

Professional recognition

Completion of the Master of Information Systems grants eligibility for entry as a Professional member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

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.

Career opportunities

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.

Course Learning Outcomes

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.
  Approved by Faculty Board October 2014.

 

Course rules

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.

Specialisations

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

Course structure

Core units

MIS070Academic Induction for Postgraduate Information Systems (0 cp)

MIS701Business Requirements Analysis

MIS731Information Security and Governance

MIS761Enterprise Information Management

MIS770/MIS770AAnalytical Skills Foundations ^

MIS782Value of Information

MIS798Project Management

MIS799Information Systems in Practice

MIS781Business Intelligence

MPM701Business Process Management

MIS712eBusiness Strategies

MIS713Supply Chain Management and Logistics

MIS741Analysing the Impact of Digital Business

 

^MIS770A is a Start Anytime unit.

Elective units

4 credit points of general postgraduate elective units.

 

Electives may be used to complete any 4 credit point specialisation offered by the University, subject to meeting eligibility requirements.

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

or

 - Masters degree in any discipline

or

 - Graduate certificate in same discipline

or

 - 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.

How to apply

Check our Trimester 3 site to see if this course is having a Trimester 3 intake.

Applications for Trimester 3 are made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.

For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

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.