Master of Information Systems

Course summary for local students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Master of Information Systems
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

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

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016Not applicable
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$25,000 - Full-fee paying place
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555
Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au
Deakin Customer Service
Tel 1800 624 316

CRICOS course code052316E
Deakin course code M722

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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. The Master of Information Systems has been developed in response to this new emerging information-focused economy, where organisations are keen to hire specialists who understand the strategic use of information in the business context. In addition to learning about broad business-oriented principles and practices of information systems, the course also allows students to specialise in Business Analytics, Social Media and Mobile Strategies, or Supply Chain Management.

The course is aimed at graduates from all disciplines seeking to build a career as an information systems professional, particularly in the IT services and consulting industry, in IT solutions, and IT support. The course incorporates extremely flexible methods of delivery combining the use of high quality Cloud (online) study and face-to face campus mode learning and has a high level of industry engagement.

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 of study. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load for each year.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.

* The indicative annual course fee shown has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2016, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

The fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP, may be eligible for HECS-HELP to assist in paying their tuition fees. For more information about HECS-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

Full-fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A full-fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

The annual course fee shown has been provided as a guide only. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course a student enrols in and the study load (EFTSL) of the units undertaken. The EFSTL value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

To calculate the cost of each unit you can multiply the course price by the EFTSL value of all units undertaken.

The course based fees may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on these course fees to calculate the future cost of their course.

Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP to assist in pay their tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

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 rules

The program consists of 16 credit points, including 10 credit points of core units and one zero credit point unit; an Information Systems specialisation of 4 credit points and 2 credit points of general postgraduate elective units.

Specialisations

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

Business Analytics

eBusiness and Social Media Strategies


Course structure

Core Units

MIS070Academic Induction for Postgraduate Information Systems (0 cp)

MIS701Business Requirements Analysis

MIS731Information Security and Governance

MIS750Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS761Enterprise Information Management

MIS762Data Warehousing and Big Data Analytics

MIS770Analytical Skills for Managers

MIS776Design Thinking for Innovation

MIS782Business Value of Information

MIS798Project Management

MIS799Information Systems in Practice

Plus one 4 credit point specialisation from the list of Information systems specialisations

and 2 credit points of General Elective units at level 7 which may include the general elective units listed below:

MIS791Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS792Unit description is currently unavailable

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

Standard Admission:
- A 3 year bachelor's degree or AQF equivalent

Alternative Admission:

-A graduate certificate in a cognate area

- A graduate certificate in a non-cognate area + 5 years minimum relevant work experience; or

-A master's degree

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

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

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.