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CC53 - Master of Information Systems


At a glance

By studying the Master of Information Systems you will increase your knowledge and skills in information systems processes.

Study modes On-Campus, Online
Units/credits 15/96
Availability BrisbaneMelbourneSydneyRockhamptonOnline Study 
Duration 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Intake dates March, July, November
CRICOS 083580K

Components of this course are delivered via online study on some campuses.

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.

Professional recognition

CQUniversity's postgraduate information technology courses have been designed to develop graduates who will be eligible for membership with the Australian Computer Society. CQUniversity has a long history of offering postgraduate degrees that are accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

For personal membership eligibility for, please refer to the ACS official web site:



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 focuses on particular aspects of technology, management and organisations.

This course develops your capacity to manage the functional responsibility for choosing, implementing and maintaining information systems within an organisation in any industry.

All units have been aligned to the Australian Computer Society (ACS) core body of knowledge.

Why Study at CQUniversity

CQUniversity offers an extensive range aviation, digital media and Information Technology (IT) courses and units to suit your personal interests and career goals.

Benefit from the flexibility to study full-time or part-time and either on-campus or by online study. Choose from a number of majors, minors and elective units to individually tailor your learning to suit your personal and professional needs.

At CQUniversity, we provide the right mix of theory and practical experiences to ensure you graduate work ready, making you attractive to employers and helping to broaden your career opportunities.

Our courses and units are regularly updated to ensure they stay current and aligned with latest industry practices. Benefit from supportive teaching professionals who offer industry-relevant, real-world experience.

Structure and assessment

Program Structure

You are required to complete 15 units, comprising of six core units shared with the Master of Information Technology that covers the body of knowledge of ICT as defined by the Australian Computer Society. In addition you complete four units that extend your core knowledge. These units cover business processes management, e-business systems, big data and business intelligence, knowledge audits and business analysis.

The course also offers a 12 credit point capstone project where you demonstrate your knowledge by completing a discipline project. The course offers four elective units one of which is ERP systems management. Other elective units can be selected from business or information technology (IT) units or you can build a minor through Graduate Diploma of Project Management.

Course information

For example units you could study as part of the Master of Information Systems course please click here.

As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note units are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of unit availability for your study. Please call 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding unit information regarding your specific application.

Articulation arrangements

CC53 Master of Information Systems is the final of the three courses available in the Information Systems suite. CC47 Graduate Diploma of Information Systems is the study pathway towards CC53 Master of Information Systems. Recognition is given for units studied as part of the Graduate Diploma of Information Systems.

Work integrated Learning

As a student of The Master of Information Systems course you are able to apply for an internship. To qualify for the internship, you need to undertake BUSN20017 Effective Business Communications as an elective as this is a preparatory unit for the internship. This unit will prepare you for working with the internship host.

Work integrated learning is a feature of this program, and you can accomplish this by either completing the capstone project unit or an internship.

To qualify for the internship you must be in good academic standing, successfully pass the CQUniversity English Language Placement test and complete an interview with the internship host.

Credit transfer information

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

Entry requirements

Course Requirements

To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry to this course, you must have:

  • A bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college; or a CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Information Systems, or equivalent.

If you have completed the CQUniversity CC47 Graduate Diploma of Information Systems, you will be granted advanced standing of six core units, one elective and the first discipline unit.

Advanced Entry

Advanced entry is available directly into term two if you can demonstrate you have attained the required knowledge. You will then undertake 12 units to complete the program. To be granted advanced entry you must:

1.  have a bachelor degree; and

2.  be able to demonstrate you have the required knowledge
(based on the content of COIT20245, COIT20248, COIT20249 and PPMP20007); and

3.  either have one of the following:

  • have two years relevant work experience; or
  • have one year other postgraduate education; or
  • have attained a final year GPA of 4.7 in your undergraduate degree at an Australian institution, or equivalent.

You may also be granted advanced standing for one or two units if you meet the requirements of (1) and (3) above but not (2).

English Requirements

International Students

If you have English as your second language (international or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA), you need to meet different English language proficiency requirements depending on the level of study and/or course you wish to undertake. Click here for more details.

Fees and scholarships


Degree-level students should check their Offer Letter to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered

  • Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
  • domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
  • international full-fee places are liable to pay International Tuition Fees.

In addition to these fees, degree-level students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. NOTE: Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees, e.g. Research Higher Degree candidates, will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Fees are calculated upon enrolment, and recalculated after any enrolment change made prior to census date. Fees are also recalculated after administrative changes or updates are made to a student record, e.g. changes to citizenship status or Fee Liability Category.

Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into MyCentre, which also allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.

PLEASE NOTE that paper Fee Notices are not issued by CQUniversity – students must access their Fee Notices in MyCentre.

For current degree-level fee schedules and information about HELP schemes, please select from the following:


Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

How to Apply


You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.

You can apply to study Master of Information Systems by clicking the Apply Now button below.

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For further information

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