Master of Information Systems

Duration2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Online and
Next start termTerm 2, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCC53
First-year fee
$25,974 (Indicative) (FFP)
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CQUniversity's Masters of Information Systems is an ideal course to advance your career or expand your expertise in information system processes. It provides you with the skills to contribute to future organisational growth and change.

In this course, you will focus on building highly sought-after skills in enterprise systems solutions, including emerging technologies, big data and business intelligence to enhance management and organisational performance. You will then be able to tailor your studies even further to suit your career goals with a choice of minors including a unique opportunity to study a unit sequence that allows you to graduate with both a Master of Information Systems and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management.

Accredited by the Australian Computer Society, this highly practical and industry-relevant degree will provide you with leading-edge knowledge and skills and features practical learning opportunities.

The Master of Information Systems provides you the opportunity to extend your knowledge and skills in information technology, with a focus on business analysis skills at a professional level. Within this highly relevant framework, you will be well prepared to contribute to future growth and change, whilst at the same time enhancing your individual advancement opportunities. This course develops your capacity to manage the functional responsibility for choosing, implementing and maintaining information systems within an organisation in any industry. 

Choose from a range of minors, including Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Mobile Application Development, Networks and Information Security, Project Management, or Software Design and Development and tailor your studies to suit your career goals and interests.

Designed to meet the requirements of industry and future-proof your career, all units have been aligned to the Australian Computer Society (ACS) core body of knowledge.

Study the Master of Information Systems


In the current environment, we cannot envisage life without technology or inefficient technological business processes.

The Master of Information Systems offers a unique blend of information technology and business analysis skills that help to drive technological, management and organisational change in an increasingly interconnected digital business environment.

The learning experience focuses on bringing together various aspects of people, processes, data and technology holistically to solve organisational problems.

We focus on developing real-world skills that are guided by the SOFIA framework that describes the competence for ICT professionals.

Many of our staff members are engaged with the industry through joint collaborative research projects, capstone projects, seminars, and industry career events, which make a significant impact.

The engagement activities provide opportunities for our students and staff to engage directly with industry, providing potential benefit to our unit/courses, and also to gain valuable experience.

The main thing that helped me in my studies was my teachers. They really support you in terms of everything. You just feel very good about your own self and then that’s how you start believing your own self and this will happen with me, so I'm really happy.

If I go back and think about myself it was completely different but now, I'm very confident about what I'm doing.

This course exposes students to practical, industry-based experience.

Our 10-week internships are a great way of developing networks and a tremendous experiential learning program. Some of our students successfully find placements with the internship provider at the completion of their program.

Information systems are here to stay as we make processes intelligent, reduce human interference and focus on efficiency. Artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), Cybersecurity are here to stay and grow.

And for all of this, we need Information Systems specialists who form a crucial link between processes, people and technology.

After completing this course, the career options are unlimited, the list is really endless.

So, if you want to learn how to develop, implement and manage information systems-based solutions for organisations, CQUniversity is your place to be.

Study experience

Career Opportunities

On completing a Master of Information Systems, you will be equipped to pursue or seek career advancement in roles such as the following:

  • business analyst
  • database administrator
  • information and communication technology (ICT) architect
  • ICT consultant
  • ICT customer support officer
  • ICT project manager
  • ICT support engineer
  • ICT support technician
  • systems administrator
  • systems analyst
  • web developer.

Structure & Availability

You are required to complete 15 units, comprising of 11 core units and one four-unit minor. There are a variety of options available when selecting your electives. You may choose a four-unit minor in artificial intelligence, internet of things, software design and development, mobile application development, networks and information security, or project management. 


For information on the units you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.


If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1, 2023Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney
Term 2, 2023Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3, 2023Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 1, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 1, 2025Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2, 2025Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3, 2025Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Online Availability

Term 1, 2023Available Online
Term 2, 2023Available Online
Term 3, 2023Available Online
Term 1, 2024Available Online
Term 2, 2024Available Online
Term 3, 2024Available Online
Term 1, 2025Available Online
Term 2, 2025Available Online
Term 3, 2025Available Online

Artificial Intelligence minor
In this minor, you'll develop practical and theoretical skills to apply artificial intelligence techniques to develop intelligent systems with advanced capabilities.

Internet of Things minor 
In this minor, you learn cloud computing, blockchains and the Internet of Things (IoT) to design smart applications and services for the future to lead with efficiencies.

Mobile Application minor
Development Build responsive and engaging mobile apps, including games, and web services with this minor. 

Networks and Information Security minor
This minor introduces you to computer network design and cyber security technologies to ensure secure and reliable business operations.

Project Management minor
Broaden your skills in delivering successful IT projects from the planning phase to executing and closing. Plus, you'll explore methodologies for leading lean projects utilising project, program, and portfolio managers (PPPM). 

Software Design and Development minor
Strengthen your skillset and incorporate designing and building software applications for enterprise systems into your speciality.

This course has no residential schools.

Learned Society - Australian Computer Society


This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at the professional level.

Postgraduate ICT Internship - COIT20276

Students have the option of undertaking an internship instead of the capstone unit COIT20254.

Information Systems Project - COIT20254

Students are able to undertake discipline capstone units while working with industry partners.


To be eligible

For your application to be considered, you must meet the following entry requirements. 

During your study

While not needed to apply, you'll need to meet the following requirements throughout your studies. 

Fees & Scholarships

Indicative First-Year Fee

Indicative first-year FFP place

The Indicative First-Year Fee for a Full Fee Paying (FFP) Place is the approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one full-time academic year (this is usually eight units studied over two terms). Your actual fees may vary depending on the units you select to study and your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

You may be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay their tuition fees. Provided you meet the FEE-HELP eligibility criteria, you can choose to use FEE-HELP to cover all or part of your tuition fees. 

Learn more about paying for university or view the FEE-HELP information booklet on the Australian Government’s Study Assist website.

Part of your course costs will include Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). SSAF is charged in addition to your student contribution or tuition fees and is used to help enhance your study experience. There may also be other costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

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