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Information Systems and Technology

Masters by Coursework


Master of Information Systems and Technology
1 year, 6 months full-time
Curtin Perth


Advance your skills in managing information systems and technology in a competitive, global business environment.

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Professional recognition

Accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

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).

This course is designed for information systems and information technology professionals who want to increase their knowledge and skills in the management and strategic application of information systems and technology in competitive, global business environments. 

The degree was designed in consultation with our industry advisory board, which includes representatives from many sector-leading enterprises. 

It combines theory, research and practice, and incorporates a range of new concepts, methodologies and technologies. 

In your final semester you will specialise in information systems management, information systems security or business technology.

Note: This major differs from the Master of Commerce (Information Systems and Technology), which is tailored towards graduates without an IT degree and is six months shorter in full-time duration. If you have a degree in a discipline other than IT, consider applying for this course instead.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • Work on a project on behalf of an industry client. Past participating clients have included CSIRO, Zoodata and Web Key IT.
  • Attend lecturers featuring representatives from leading IT companies. Past participating companies have included Microsoft and BlockBoxx.
  • 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

Career information


  • Computer network professional 
  • Management consultant
  • Network analyst
  • Senior system analyst
  • Software engineer
  • Systems administrator
  • Web administrator
  • Web designer
  • Web developer


  • Banking
  • Business and management
  • Government
  • Resources and renewables
  • Technology

What you'll learn

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • effectively communicate information and system requirements, policies and procedures, system designs, specifications and implementation details to a professional standard.
  • manage, evaluate and implement appropriate information systems that provide a suitable technological base to suit a range of business organisations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

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

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,000*
Total indicative course fee $45,000*
Indicative year 1 fee $30,000*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,300*
Total indicative course fee $45,900*
Indicative year 1 fee $30,600*

Fees are indicative only.

*Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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