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MIS799 - Information Systems in Practice

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:Nil
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Available to students enrolled in Master's level courses only

Unit chair:

J Lamp


Completion of 6 credit points of postgraduate level study of which at least  four must be MIS-coded units.



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour class per week

Cloud(online): Learning resources are via CloudDeakin.


This is a capstone project unit that will provide students with the opportunity to develop Information
Systems practice skills. The unit aims to provide students with an opportunity to gain hands-on
experience by working on an authentic business problem from concept to solution under the guidance
and direction of a team of academic staff and industry advisors.

On completion of the unit students should be able to:
1. Investigate a business problem and identify associated stakeholders and business processes
2. Identify and source information relevant to the business problem
3. Analyse the business processes and information to understand drivers and impacts
4. Explore and evaluate the utility of alternative IS driven solutions
5. Develop strategies for the successful implementation of the optimal solution


Assessment 1 (group 3-4 students) - Report detailing problem formulation (2000 words) - 30%

Assessment 2 (individual) -  Executive Report (3000 words) - 50%

Assessment 3 (group 3-4 students) - Group presentation - 20%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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