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Information Systems and Technology

Postgraduate Major


Information Systems and Technology Major (MCom)


Improve your problem-solving skills, learn to integrate information systems planning with business planning, and undertake a research project.

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Brendan Crake

This course has equipped me with a solid understanding in programming logic, database structures and data mining techniques, which has enabled me to excel in my current position. It has also helped me to develop my social skills in a professional environment, which have translated well to the workplace.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

In this course you will develop advanced problem solving skills, learn how to plan information systems and information technology, and integrate information systems planning with business planning.

You will also be provided with the knowledge and skills you need to complete a successful research project. In your final semester, you will conduct your own research project and prepare a dissertation on your findings under the guidance of one of our experienced staff.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

How to apply

This major sits within the Master of Commerce degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Master of Commerce. In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.

Applying as a postgraduate student is easy. For information tailored to your situation, visit our easy to follow instructions to get your application started.

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Why study

  • Our staff maintain strong links with industry, and are internationally recognised researchers with unique expertise.
  • Our focus on the business environment will help you to gain specialist skills and knowledge that are directly applicable within industry.

Professional recognition

Our Master of Commerce (Information Systems and Technology) was ranked the 6th best information systems master degree in Oceania in the prestigious Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking in Information Systems Management 2016.

This program has Professional Accreditation from the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Career information

Graduates generally find employment in supervisory roles within information systems departments in public and private organisations.

You will be well-placed to seek employment in management and leadership roles within private and public organisations employing information systems in a management context. Such career roles include that of Senior System Analyst.

What you'll learn

  • apply systems and systems development theory to provide technological solutions to provide solutions to a wide range of business needs
  • conduct information requirements determination to determine both scope and generate analysis of a problem resulting in appropriate solutions using a range of tools, platforms, languages and environments
  • comprehend the potential synergies between technologies and business information needs to produce maximum strategic benefit to adopting organizations
  • effectively communicate information and systems requirements, policies and procedures, systems designs, specifications and implementation details to all stakeholders
  • comprehend and apply knowledge of potential impacts of information technology on users, understand and appreciate relevant industry standards and their broader implications whilst supporting the organisation goals in the marketplace
  • apply knowledge and practices relating to trends and sources of information available to information systems and technology specialists through research and professional development sources
  • apply professional skills through application of the Australian Computer Society Core Body of Knowledge (aligned with its international counterparts) to render global solutions through application of international standards and frameworks
  • apply professional skills to ensure ethical practices in relations to culture, privacy and security in both practice and policy
  • apply professional skills to ensure best practice techniques for the design, management and operation of systems and technology within an organization which ensures ethical practice as a culture

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Essential course prerequisites

A prior degree.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the Master of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: MJRP-ISYST
  • Last updated on: October 3, 2019