Master of Information Systems

Duration2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Location
Brisbane and
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
InternshipYes
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCC53
CRICOS083580K
First-year fee
A$35,520 ifyf
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Overview

CQUniversity's Masters of Information Systems is an ideal course to advance your career or expand your expertise in information system processes, providing you 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 seven minors including a unique opportunity to study a unit sequence allowing 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 the option to complete a 12-week internship or capstone project.

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.

This course will provide you with the choice of completing an internship or project stream to contextualise your learning. Generally, the internship will be made of up a 10-week placement with a relevant organisation, with assessments completed throughout the term. Please note, internships cannot be taken at your current employer. Alternatively, the capstone stream provides the opportunity to apply your knowledge to an industry-relevant project. Projects in the capstone stream may be taken with your employer, provided other students can also participate in the same project. 

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

Transcript

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

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    CQUniversity has been the platform from where I started to believe in myself. I see a completely different version of myself since becoming a part of the CQU family.

    Neha Rathod

    Masters of Information Systems I India

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

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete 15 units, comprising of 11 core units and one four-unit minor. As part of your core units, you will be required to complete either an internship or capstone stream. 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. 

UNIT INFORMATION

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

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION

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

On-Campus Availability

IntakeLocations
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

IntakeLocations
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.


Information Systems and Analysis minor
Develop skills in optimising information systems to solve business problems. Extend your expertise to include business process management and emerging technologies in e-business. Plus, you'll gain experience with big data and business intelligence analysis. 


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

Core

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

https://www.acs.org.au/cpd-education/accredited-courses.html

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.

Requirements

Recommended study

Domestic and international students please see the CQUniversity Handbook.

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must have:

  • A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor degree, or higher equivalent qualification

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification; or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

Completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Bassd Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

If you are an International student please visit International students English requirements for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

None.

None.

You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term FeeA$18,000
International Indicative First Year FeeA$35,520

Please note the following important information:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
  • The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
  • Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  • It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
  • The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
  • Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
  • Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
  • International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

How to apply

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.