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Master of Information Systems

  • Masters (Coursework)

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.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
M722, 052316E
Intake Months
Jun, Oct

About this course

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.

Entry requirements

Depending on your previous qualifications and professional experience, your course will be 1, 1.5 or 2 years duration.

1 year full time (2 years part time) - 8 credit points
Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor Honours (AQF8) degree in a related discipline, or
  • Bachelor degree in a related discipline, plus two years relevant work experience, or
  • Graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a related discipline, or
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

1.5 years full time (3 years part time) - 12 credit points
Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor degree in a related discipline, or
  • Bachelor degree in any discipline, plus two years relevant work experience, or
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

2 year full time (4 years part time) - 16 credit points
Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor degree or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline, or
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

A related discipline award from this course is a Bachelor of Information Systems or in a related ICT discipline with an Information Systems major/minor or with a specialisation in Information Systems.

Relevant work experience is professional work experience in either Information Systems or in a position with responsibilities in an Information Systems related field.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

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.

Career pathways

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 structure

The Master of Information Systems is typically 8, 12 or 16 credit points. The exact number of credit points you study depends on how much credit you receive as recognition of prior learning (RPL) - your professional experience and previous qualifications - which can save you time and money.

For students undertaking 16 credit points, you study 12 credit points of core units (2 of which must be selected from a specified list), plus completion of the compulsory 0-credit point unit, MAI010 Academic Integrity and 4 credit points of elective units, which may be selected from a faculty wide specialisation, a selected list of units or any postgraduate units offered by the University, subject to eligibility.

Students are introduced to research tools and techniques in core units of the course where they learn analytic skills and the practical application of those skills in professional contexts. They must also complete a capstone unit that requires requiring them to integrate the skills learnt over their course of study and produce an applied piece of research with reference to prevailing literature.

Credit for prior study or work

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 Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Computing & Information Systems courses at Deakin University.
79.2%
Overall satisfaction
80.8%
Skill scale
65.2%
Teaching scale
88.8%
Employed full-time
$110k
Average salary