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CF75 - Master of Information Systems

About Information Systems

Modern business require employees who have knowledge of people, technology and organisations.  Learn about all three and position yourself for a rewarding and stimulating career.  The term Information Systems is used instead of computing to indicate that we are interested in organisational solutions - not just the technology itself.  Studies have shown that employers seek people with business and people skills as well as computing skills.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are endless for Information Systems graduates.  Employment can be found as systems analyst managers, software engineers, database administrators, EDP auditors, network administrators, end-user support professionals, consultants, company managers, public sector managers and in various educational roles.  The program will boost your career advancement prospects and provide a competitive advantage over recent graduates.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 2 years full-time, 3-4 years part-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - BNE; FIJI; GDC; MEL; ROK; SYD; External
International - BNE; FIJI; GDC; MEL; ROK; SYD; External
Courses/Units of Credit 12 courses/96 units of credit
Faculty Informatics and Communication
How to Apply direct
Entry Requirements
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.
Residential School not applicable
Practicum/Work placement not applicable
Exit Awards not applicable
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal MIS 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes 009881M - QLD / 021845C - NSW / 023774G - VIC

Program Aims

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.

Program Structure

Courses Offered

Term 1

Course Code Course Name
COIS20024 Systems Management Overview
COIS20025 Systems Development Overview
COIT29222 Programming Principles
Level 1 courses
Term 2
Level 2 courses
Course Code Course Name
ECOM20001 Information System Management
COIS20026 Database Development and Management
COIS20027 Digital Telecommunications and Networks

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

Plus:

  • one Level 2/3 elective
  • two business electives selected from the list below
  • one general elective
Notes on electives:
  1. Level 2 or Level 3 courses must be selected from the list of COIS, COIT and ECOM courses in the list of Informatics & Communication courses below. A Level 2/3 course can be either a Level 2 or a Level 3 course.
  2. A business elective course must be selected from the list of ACCT, LAWS and MGMT courses in the list of Business & Law courses below. Other Business & Law 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)
Course Code Course Name
COIS20024 Systems Management Overview
COIS20025 Systems Development Overview
COIT29222 Programming Principles
Informatics & Communication courses (Level 2)
Course Code Course Name
ECOM20001 Information System Management
COIS20026 Database Development and Management
COIS20027 Digital Telecommunications and Networks
HLTH20034 Decision Support in Health Care
HLTH29030 Electronic Health Records & Standards
HLTH20009 Health Information Science
Informatics & Communication courses (Level 3)
Course Code Course Name
COIS20008 Information Systems Project Planning and Mgment
COIS20028 Management and Design of Advanced Systems
COIS20077 Knowledge Management
COIS20078 Data Mining
COIS23001 Network Security
ECOM20002 Security, Ethics and Electronic Commerce Systems
ECOM20004 Electronic Commerce - A Global Perspective
ECOM20007 Developing E-Commerce Solutions
  • New Software Development (new for 2006)
Informatics & Communication courses (Level 4)
Course Code Course Name
ECOM20009 Electronic Commerce Project Part A
ECOM20010 Electronic Commerce Project Part B
Courses available as general electives
Course Code Course Name
ACCT20051 Accounting Information for Decision Making
LAWS20035 Environmental Regulation In The Asia Pacific
LAWS20042 Law of Electronic Commerce and the Internet
LAWS20055 International Contracts and Business Transactions
MGMT20093 Managing in a Dynamic Environment
MGMT20095 Asia Pacific Business
MRKT20019 Marketing Management
MRKT20027 Internet and Electronic Marketing
HLTH20007 Evaluating Health Services
HLTH21001 Health Care Systems
HLTH20032 Advanced Nursing Informatics
COMM20036 Informatics, Culture and Communication

Notes:

  1. MRKT20019 requires prerequisite MGMT20093

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