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COURSE

Master of Information Systems and Technology

MC-ISYS

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.

1year, 6months

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.

300

About offering

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 Microsoft Australia, HCL Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) and McKinsey & Company.

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.

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 organisatios.
  • 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.

Why study Master of Information Systems and Technology

  • 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.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

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.

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.

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

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.

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.

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Student type Cost

Domestic

What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?

A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.

Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.

$27,000*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 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.

International student indicative fees for 2018

International onshore – fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,700*
Indicative year 1 fee $29,400*
Total indicative course fee $44,100*
Indicative essential incidental course fee N/A

The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International’s offshore site.

How to apply

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

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Where to get further information

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  • Curtin course code: MC-ISYS
  • CRICOS code: 049881B
  • This offering was last updated on: September 24, 2018