Master of Information Systems
Course summary for local students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Master of Information Systems|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||2 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016||Not applicable|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$25,000 - Full-fee paying place|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
|CRICOS course code||052316E|
|Deakin course code||M722|
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Key dates
The Master of Information Systems has been developed in response to the rapid growth in the use of information systems and eCommerce 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 eCommerce. 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 eBusiness, 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 descriptive 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.
Completion of the Master of Information Systems grants eligibility for entry as a Professional member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
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.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.
The current Federal Government has proposed a number of major reforms for the higher education sector (see the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014), including fee deregulation in respect of domestic student fees. This legislation may be reintroduced to the parliament in the latter half of 2015 and if passed, will impact on the CSP and FFP course fees applicable in 2016.
* Therefore, the indicative annual course fee shown is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The 2016 CSP and FFP 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 on the individual unit discipline 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. Should a change in Government policy affect the cost of units offered, the website will be updated as soon as possible.
Full fee paying (FFP)
A full fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places 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 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.
Fee information for all domestic students
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 firstname.lastname@example.org au for more information about 2016 fees.
Fee payment assistance
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or FFP, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.
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.
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.
Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.
- Business Analytics
- Financial Planning
- Human Resource Management
- IT Security
- IT Services
|MIS070||Academic Induction for Postgraduate Information Systems (0 cp)|
|MIS701||Business Requirements Analysis|
|MIS731||Information Security and Governance|
|MIS761||Enterprise Information Management|
|MIS770/MIS770A||Analytical Skills Foundations ^|
|MIS782||Value of Information|
|MIS799||Information Systems in Practice|
|MPM701||Business Process Management|
|MIS713||Supply Chain Management and Logistics|
|MIS741||Analysing the Impact of Digital Business|
^MIS770A is a Start Anytime unit.
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.
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.|
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
- Masters degree
- Graduate certificate in same discipline
- Graduate certificate in any discipline and 5 years relevant work experience.
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
Some courses are available in Trimester 2 and 3 2016. Check our Midyear entry and Trimester 3 pages to see if direct applications are open for this course.
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be 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.