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MIS799 - Information Systems in Practice


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:Nil
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Bardo Fraunholz
Trimester 2: Bardo Fraunholz
Cohort rule:

Available to students enrolled in Master's level courses only


Successful completion of 8 credit points of Postgraduate level study and must include MIS701, MIS741, MIS761, MIS770, MIS782 and MIS798

Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 3 hour class per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

11 x 3 hour class (recordings provided) + 11 x 1 hour online seminar


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


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Analyse and document a business problem or opportunity for a real client using skills and knowledge gained in previous units.

GLO5: Problem solving


Evaluate various information systems options and create or recommend an appropriate solution to match the business problem or opportunity.

GLO5: Problem solving


Professionally communicate requirements/design documents both orally and in writing.

GLO2: Communication


Critically reflect on your autonomy, adaptability, responsibility and performance during the project, and your identity and plans for the future as an information systems professional

GLO 6: Self-management


Critically reflect on your use of ethical, social and environmental responsibility frameworks and principles when evaluating IS options and a solution for the client

GLO 8: Global citizenship


These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Learning portfolio   100% Multiple submission milestones, exact dates available on DeakinSync

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

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