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Master of Information Systems - CC53

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 gaols 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 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.

Designed in consultation with industry and accredited by the Australian Computer Society, you will gain highly relevant and practical skills to advance in your career. Our practical approach sees this course feature the Graduate Certificate in Project Management as an interim award, plus the option of an internship or capstone stream. You will also have the choice of a range of minors to tailor your studies to your interests.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

UNITS/CREDITS

15/96

DURATION

2 years full-time, 4 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Online

CRICOS

083580K

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.

Core Units 11 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units 4

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.

QUALITY EDUCATION, WHEREVER YOU ARE
Between our reputation for learning, teaching and research, our renowned online education offering, and our status as Australia’s largest regional university, rest assured you will get a world-class education when you choose CQUniversity.

A UNI THAT KNOWS CREDIBILITY IS KEY
In just 25 years, CQUniversity has achieved some amazing feats and emerged as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have been ranked among the best in the world for our teaching and learning, and are internationally recognised for our focus on Social Innovation. Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation’s best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation’s most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve.

A UNI THAT LEADS IN ONLINE EDUCATION
A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences across the country and even internationally. We work hard to deliver the latest techniques in online study, and have even planned our physical sites to provide more services to our widespread online study cohort.

A UNI THAT KNOWS CONVENIENCE COUNTS
CQUniversity is truly focused on our students’ needs, and that means responding to what, how and where they want to study. It is why we are now Australia’s largest regional university, with more than 20 metropolitan and regional locations across five states, delivering TAFE and university qualifications in on-campus, online and supported online modes to more than 30 000 students.

A UNI THAT KNOWS YOUR EXPERIENCE MATTERS
CQUniversity’s strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus or online orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.

On-Campus Availability

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

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2023Available Online
Term 1 - 2024Available Online
Term 2 - 2023Available Online
Term 2 - 2024Available Online
Term 3 - 2023Available Online
Term 3 - 2024Available Online
MinorsUnitsDescription
Artificial Intelligence4
Internet of Things4
Mobile Application Development4
Networks and Information Security4
Project Management4
Software Design and Development4
Unit NameCodeDescription
Postgraduate ICT InternshipCOIT20276Students have the option of undertaking an internship instead of the capstone unit COIT20254.
Information Systems ProjectCOIT20254Students are able to undertake discipline capstone units while working with industry partners.
This course has no residential schools.

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

  • A completed Bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian University or college, or equivalent; or
  • A completed CQUniversity Graduate Diploma of Information Systems, or equivalent; or
  • A completed CQUniversity Graduate Diploma of Information Technology, or equivalent.

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
  • 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.

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.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

None.

Health Requirements

None.

Assumed Knowledge

Domestics and international students please see the CQUniversity Handbook.

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.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) - Professional level.

Please note: the ACS accredits each campus individually, therefore students should check the current status of accreditation for newly established locations.

For enquiries concerning eligibility or membership, please refer to the ACS official website: www.acs.org.au.

2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$24,786.00

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is eight units over two terms). Your actual fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees

Government assistance loans

If you are paying full fees for your course, you may be eligible for FEE-HELP which is an Australian Government loan scheme that you can use to defer payments for all or part of your tuition fees. Learn more about paying for university

Other study costs

Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Other study costs

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way. Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

What’s the best way to apply?

  • Option 1: Ideal for Western Australian residents or those who want to study in Western Australia.
  • Option 2: Ideal for all other states.

Option 1: Western Australian residents and those who want to study in Western Australia

If you live in Western Australia or are planning to study in Western Australia, apply via our ApplyCQUni portal.

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Option 2: Ideal for those who live in any of the following states - Apply direct

If you live in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory or Tasmania, submit your application directly to CQUniversity.
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