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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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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.

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.

The program 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.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

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

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

Career information

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 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.

Admission criteria

A bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology, or a bachelor degree in any discipline and at least five years' of substantial work experience in Information Systems and Technology. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency 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.

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, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

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

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2020

Student type Cost
Domestic $27,600*

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).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

On Campus

Semester 1 and Semester 2

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-ISYS
  • CRICOS code: 049881B
  • Last updated on: December 12, 2019