MC-ISYS v.1 Master of Information Systems and Technology
Course CRICOS Code: 049881B
Registered full-time Duration: 1.5 Years
Master Degrees (Coursework) prepare students to apply advanced knowledge for professional practice, scholarship and further learning corresponding to AQF level 9 qualifications.
This professional master program is designed for computing/business information professionals who are interested in advancing their skills and knowledge. The master provides scope for the merger of theory and practice and incorporates new concepts and technologies.
This program has Professional Accreditation from the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Master graduates generally find employment in management and leadership roles within private and public organisations employing information systems in a management context.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline OR an undergraduate degree in any discipline AND a minimum of 5 years' relevant workplace learning OR a relevant Graduate Certificate.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Students who have already completed the Curtin Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Information Systems), may apply for credit for recognised learning for up to a total of 100 credits.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to Doctoral degrees. For further details, see the Graduate Research School website http://research.curtin.edu.au/postgraduate-research/future-research-students/entry-requirements/
Master Degrees (Coursework) contain a series of units in a specialised area of study which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may also contain a range of majors/streams for students to choose from.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply information systems and knowledge management principles to support business operations by providing an appropriate technological base and managing an effective information systems body; extend discipline through research
2. apply systems theory and systems development techniques to develop systems appropriate to a range of business organisations; employ critical and reflective practice to this end
3. conduct information requirements determination, recommend appropriate solutions, manage and participate in their implementation using a range of system development tools, platforms, languages and environments; access, evaluate and synthesise information from multiple sources.
4. effectively communicate information and system requirements, policies and procedures, system designs, specifications and implementation details to a professional standard.
5. manage, evaluate and implement appropriate information systems that provide a suitable technological base to suit a range of business organisatios.
6. recognise the business potential of new technologies as they emerge and continue to maintain currency in professional development. Appreciate, and apply where appropriate, the philosophies behind new and emerging methodological approaches.
7. apply communications and collaboration technologies to support international organisations, understand and appreciate relevant international ICT standards, and the role of ICTs in supporting international organisations; participate effectively within a global environment.
8. recognise the range of potential impacts of information technology on users, and manage and design systems and technologies that are appropriate to a culturally diverse range of users
9. apply professional skills to ensure ethical practices in areas including but not limited to privacy and information security, employ best practice techniques for the design, management and operation of information systems and information technology organisations; work effectively when required in collaborative, independent or leadership roles.
Duration and Availability
This fee-paying course is three semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|ISYS5006||v.1||Information Systems Service Management||3.0||25.0|
|ISYS5005||v.1||Information Security Management||3.0||25.0|
|ISYS5004||v.1||Information Systems Implementation||3.0||25.0|
|ISYS5001||v.1||Business Project Management||3.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|ICTE6001||v.1||Business Professional Practice 1||0.5||25.0|
|ISYS6014||v.1||Knowledge Management and Intelligent Systems||3.0||25.0|
|ISYS6004||v.2||Green Information Technology and Sustainability||7.5||25.0|
|ISYS6002||v.1||Information Systems Service Operations||3.0||25.0|
|ISYS6003||v.1||Business Enterprise Systems||3.0||25.0|
|MGMT5003||v.1||Culture and Ethics in Business||3.0||25.0|
|MKTG5004||v.1||Business Research Methods||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|ISYS6013||v.1||Data Mining and Business Intelligence||4.0||25.0|
|ISYS6009||v.1||Enterprise Network Security||3.0||25.0|
|ISYS6017||v.1||Information Systems Dissertation 1||3.0||50.0|
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