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MAJOR

Information Systems and Technology Major (MCom)

MJRP-ISYST

TAUGHT BY: School of Management

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

N/A

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

400

About offering

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.

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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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

Why study Information Systems and Technology Major (MCom)

  • 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.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

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

Course prerequisites

A prior degree.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact tne_pathways@curtin.edu.au.

Next steps

This major/stream is part of a larger course. Please visit the course for more information and how to apply.

Where to get further information

Applicants applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

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  • Curtin course code: MJRP-ISYST
  • This offering was last updated on: September 19, 2018