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CF75 - Master of Information Systems

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This program is available to international students studying by distance education in their home country.

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Program aim
This program provides an opportunity for graduates who wish to extend their knowledge and skills in information technology, information systems processes, and technology management at a professional level. Within this highly relevant framework graduates are well prepared to contribute to future growth and change, whilst at the same time enhancing their individual advancement opportunities. The specialty plans in this program focus on particular aspects of technology, management and organisations.

Professional Accreditation

This program has been accredited at the highest level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) - Professional Level. For personal eligibility for membership refer to the ACS website http://www.acs.org.au .


Program structure

Term 1

COIS20024 Systems Management Overview
COIS20025 Systems Development Overview
COIT29222 Programming Principles

Level 1 courses

Term 2

Level 2 courses

COIS20026 Database Development and Management
COIS20027 Digital Telecommunications and Networks
ECOM20001 Information System Management

Specialisations
Students complete a further six courses following one of the plans below.

IS - Information Systems
  • Two Level 3 COIS/COIT/ECOM courses
  • One Level 2/3 COIS/COIT/ECOM course
  • Three general electives
Econ - E-Commerce Technology
ECOM20002 Security, Ethics and Electronic Commerce Systems
ECOM20004 Electronic Commerce - A Global Perspective
ECOM20007 Developing E-Commerce Solutions
ECOM20009 Electronic Commerce Project Part A
ECOM20010 Electronic Commerce Project Part B

Plus 1 general elective

TM - Technology Management
COIS20008 Information Systems Project Planning and Mgment
COIS20028 Management and Design of Advanced Systems
COIS20077 Knowledge Management
COIS20078 Data Mining
  • plus two general electives
B&T - Business & Technology
COIS20077 Knowledge Management
COIS20078 Data Mining

Plus:

  • one Level 2/3 elective
  • two business electives selected from the list below
  • one general elective
Knowledge Management
COIS20064 Scholarly Information Sources
COIS20077 Knowledge Management
COIS20078 Data Mining
COIS22001 Knowledge Management Practicum
EDED20420 Leading Change in Education and Training
and one level 2/3 COIS/COIT/HLTH elective selected from the tables below.

Notes on electives:
  1. Level 2/3 elective courses must be selected from the list of COIS, COIT, ECOM and HLTH courses in the list of informatics courses below. A level 2/3 course can be a level 2, level 3 or a level 4 course.
  2. A business elective course must be selected from the list of ACCT, LAWS and MGMT courses in the list of business courses below. Other business courses may also be used as a business elective course subject to approval by the Program Coordinator.
  3. A general elective may be chosen from any of the courses listed in the tables below. Other CQU postgraduate courses can also be used as a general elective subject to approval by the Program Coordinator
Informatics & Communication courses (Level 1)
COIS20024 Systems Management Overview
COIS20025 Systems Development Overview
COIT29222 Programming Principles

Informatics & Communication courses (Level 2)
COIS20026 Database Development and Management
COIS20027 Digital Telecommunications and Networks
ECOM20001 Information System Management
HLTH20009 Health Information Science
HLTH20034 Decision Support in Health Care
HLTH29030 Electronic Health Records & Standards

Informatics & Communication courses (Level 3)
COIS20008 Information Systems Project Planning and Mgment
COIS20028 Management and Design of Advanced Systems
COIS20077 Knowledge Management
COIS20078 Data Mining
COIS23001 Network Security
COIT23001 Object Oriented Principles
ECOM20002 Security, Ethics and Electronic Commerce Systems
ECOM20004 Electronic Commerce - A Global Perspective
ECOM20007 Developing E-Commerce Solutions

Informatics & Communication courses (Level 4)
ECOM20009 Electronic Commerce Project Part A
ECOM20010 Electronic Commerce Project Part B


Courses available as general electives
ACCT20051 Accounting Information for Decision Making
COMM20036 Informatics, Culture and Communication
HLTH20007 Evaluating Health Services
HLTH20032 Advanced Nursing Informatics
HLTH21001 Health Care Systems
LAWS20042 Law of Electronic Commerce and the Internet
MGMT20124 People, Work & Organisations
MRKT20019 Marketing Management
MRKT20027 Internet and Electronic Marketing


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Entry

A bachelor degree in any discipline from a university or college; or a CQU Graduate Certificate in Information Systems or equivalent.

Candidates who have completed an approved graduate diploma such as the Graduate Diploma of Information Systems Management CF05, will be granted standing of up to 6 courses in this program.

Advanced entry is available directly into Term 2 for students who can demonstrate that they have attained the required knowledge. These students will undertake nine courses to complete the program. To be granted advanced entry a student must:

  1. have a bachelor degree, and
  2. be able to demonstrate they have the required knowledge (based on the content of COIS20024 , COIS20025 and COIT29222 and
  3. either:
  • have two years relevant work experience, or
  • have one year other postgraduate education, or
  • have attained a final year GPA of 4.7 in their undergraduate degree at an institution or equivalent.
Transfer of credit

The Master of Information Systems and the Master of Information Technology programs share a common foundation year, entry levels, and also many advanced courses. Therefore, students who transfer from the Master of Technology program can be given full credit for all courses studied in that program, provided that the requirements of this program are met.

Part-time program of study

In formulating their program of study candidates who are studying part-time by distance education should give consideration to their work and other commitments, and the prerequisites for advanced courses, and if necessary seek advice from the Program Administrator.

Workshops

There are no compulsory workshops in this program. However, students are advised that some Business & Law courses may require attendance at workshops.

Computer equipment resources

Students will require access to a computer and printer. Access to the Internet is also required for some courses. The suggested minimum requirement is an IBM compatible computer. If buying a new computer, students should purchase the best quality and highest capacity they can afford. CQU campuses have computers, which may be accessed by students on a 24 hour basis.

 

External Study - Distance education at CQU
Approximately 40 percent of CQUniversity (CQU) students study by distance education.

CQU has many years' experience using online technologies to support and enhance the learning experiences of distance education students.

Distance education is an ideal choice for people who do not live near a campus to complete a course; or for people who wish to combine study with their job, as you may choose when and where you study.

Teaching and learning
External courses are the same as on-campus courses – the only difference is that rather than attend lectures, tutorials and practical classes in person, you study using a variety of other methods.

E-course
E-course is CQU's online teaching and learning environment. It delivers web-based course material and assessment tasks and facilitates communication and collaboration between staff and students.

E-course is being implemented as the university-wide learning management system.

CQU's online environment gives you flexible and convenient access to learning resources and will enrich your learning experiences.

Distance Education Support - CQU Student Association
The Distance Education section of the CQU Student Association website is devoted to information tailor-fitted to the needs of external students.

In particular it contains a wealth of information on the distance education support services offered, including; DE Academic Support Services, DE Advocacy & Support Services and DE Student Services.

Great reasons to study at CQU

  • The 2011 edition of The Good Universities Guide awarded CQU three '5-star ratings'
  • The 2010 edition of The Good Universities Guide awarded CQU two '5-star ratings' including 5 stars for Access as well as Graduate Starting Salaries, with 4 stars for Positive Graduate Outcomes. The Good Universities Guide also reported solid results for Teaching Quality and Entry Flexibility.
  • The 2009 edition of The Good Universities Guide awarded CQU five '5-star ratings'
  • The 2008 edition of The Good Universities Guide awarded CQU seven '5-star ratings' including 5 stars for Graduate Starting Salary, Positive Graduate Outcomes, Cultural Diversity, International Enrolments, Access by Equity Groups, Proportion given credit for TAFE studies and Non-Government Earnings
  • The 2007 edition of The Good Universities Guide awarded CQU five '5-star ratings' including 5 stars for Positive Graduate Outcomes, International Enrolments, Cultural Diversity, Proportion of Credit given for TAFE studies and Non-Government Earnings
  • The 2006 edition of The Good Universities Guide awarded CQU six '5-star ratings' including 5 stars for Positive Graduate Outcomes, International Enrolments, Cultural Diversity and the Proportion of Credit Given for TAFE studies
  • The 2004 edition of The Good Universities Guide awarded CQU six '5-star ratings' including 5 stars for graduate satisfaction, cultural diversity, international enrolments, non-government earnings, entry flexibility and graduate starting salary
  • CQU had one of the highest employment rates in Australia for graduates, 81.6% of CQU bachelor degree graduates secured full-time employment within six months of completing their degrees according to the Graduate Careers Council of Australia 'GradStats' data.
  • Graduate Council of Australia ranked CQU in Australia's top 10 Universities based on success of our graduates gaining well-paid, full-time employment.
  • CQU was recognised as a national centre for excellence winning the IDP Education Australia Exporter of the Year Award, a national award for international education. Over 40% of CQU's students are international students.
    The University reached the national finals of the Australian Export Awards by winning its category of the Premier of Queensland's Export Awards.
  • CQU uses innovative, and appropriate models of product delivery that are tailored to site and cultural needs.
  • A pioneer of distance education in Australia, CQU is very experienced in the provision of quality distance education to over 7 000 distance education students around the world.
 
     

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