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Master of Information Systems MIST

Program focus


The Master of Information Systems is offered in order to cater
for the strong demand of non-information technology degree holders
to acquire professional information technology qualifications.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

1.5 2 years full-time, up to 6 years part-time

Professional accreditation

The Master of Information Systems program is accredited at professional
level by the Australian Computer
Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other
countries.

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Program aims

The Master of Information Systems is a vocationally and academically
oriented program. The Master of Information Systems provides for graduates
in programs other than computing to gain skills and knowledge in key
areas of computing which relate to their needs and the needs of their
profession or industry. It aims to produce graduates who are managers
in IT departments.

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Program objectives

The Master of Information Systems aims to produce graduates
who are able to:

  • acquire specific knowledge and skills in information technology
    which are relevant to their disciplines and careers

  • understand a broad range of topics in information technology

  • design, manage and develop software systems in an effective
    manner

  • lead discussions relating to the computing aspects of their
    workplace

  • become better problem-solvers and innovative thinkers, who are
    able to learn new skills independently and efficiently and consequently
    to succeed in a competitive professional environment

  • identify information needs appropriate to their area of specialisation,
    and apply the techniques required to gather and interpret such information

  • demonstrate skills in the analysis and determination of technological
    issues at management level

  • identify, analyse and solve problems in one or more areas of
    technology by selecting and using either quantitative or qualitative
    techniques appropriate to the resolution of technological problems

  • satisfy academic admission requirements for membership of relevant
    professional bodies

  • identify, interpret and evaluate major issues in a range of
    contemporary business information technology areas

  • apply acquired knowledge associated with the studies to work
    environments

  • articulate the principal theories, concepts and applications
    associated with the selected business information technology area(s)

  • understand and act in accordance with the ethics of their profession.


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Program structure

Students enrolled in the Master of Information Systems must
complete 12 courses.

Students must complete one of the following three specialisations:

General Information Technology specialisation:

Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
All students - 2 compulsory core courses:
CIS2000 Systems Analysis and Design S1, S3
CIS2002 Database Design and Implementation S1, S3
Plus any 4 courses from the list below:
CIS1101 Business Online S2, S3
CIS2003 Component Based Software Development S2
CIS2005 Principles of Information Security S2
CIS3001 Object-Oriented Programming with Java S1
CIS3002 Business Analysis S1
CIS3003 Networks and Distributed Systems S1
CIS3007 Enterprise Systems Development and Architecture S2
CIS3008 Information Technology Service Management S1
CIS3009 Enterprise Systems in Practice S2
CIS3010 Oracle Development S2
CIS3011 Information Systems Project* S2
Plus any 6 courses from the list below:
CIS8000 Global Information Systems Strategy S1, S2 S1
CIS8004 Business Systems Planning and Implementation S1
CIS8008 Business Intelligence S1
CIS8009 Management of Business Data Communications and Telecommunications S1, S2
CIS8010 Information Systems Project Management S2
CIS8011 Digital Innovation S2, S3
CIS8018 Strategic Information Security S2
CIS8100 Digital Enterprise S1, S3

Footnotes
*CIS3011 replaces CIS2200 Advanced Office Applications:
Access and Word from semester 1, 2011.

Information Systems Development specialisation:

Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
All students - 2 compulsory core courses:
CIS2000 Systems Analysis and Design S1, S3
CIS2002 Database Design and Implementation S1, S3
Plus any 4 courses from the list below:
CIS1101 Business Online S2, S3
CIS2003 Component Based Software Development S2
CIS3001 Object-Oriented Programming with Java S1
CIS3003 Networks and Distributed Systems S1
CIS3007 Enterprise Systems Development and Architecture S2
CIS3010 Oracle Development S2
Plus any 6 courses from the list below:
CIS8004 Business Systems Planning and Implementation S1
CIS8008 Business Intelligence S1
CIS8009 Management of Business Data Communications and Telecommunications S1, S2
CIS8010 Information Systems Project Management S2
CIS8011 Digital Innovation S2, S3
CIS8018 Strategic Information Security S2
CIS8100 Digital Enterprise S1, S3

Information Technology Management specialisation:

Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
All students - 2 compulsory core courses:
CIS2000 Systems Analysis and Design S1, S3
CIS2002 Database Design and Implementation S1, S3
Plus any 4 courses from the list below:
CIS1101 Business Online S2, S3
CIS2005 Principles of Information Security S2
CIS3003 Networks and Distributed Systems S1
CIS3008 Information Technology Service Management S1
CIS3009 Enterprise Systems in Practice S2
CIS3011 Information Systems Project* S2
Plus any 6 courses from the list below:
CIS8004 Business Systems Planning and Implementation S1
CIS8008 Business Intelligence S1
CIS8009 Management of Business Data Communications and Telecommunications S1, S2
CIS8010 Information Systems Project Management S2
CIS8011 Digital Innovation S2, S3
CIS8018 Strategic Information Security S2
CIS8100 Digital Enterprise S1, S3

Footnotes
*CIS3011 replaces CIS2200 Advanced Office Applications:
Access and Word from semester 1, 2011.

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Exit points

A student who chooses not to complete or who does not maintain
good standing in this program will be permitted to exit with a lesser
qualification as set out below, provided that they have met the requirements
of that program.

  • A student who successfully completes 4 courses that satisfy
    the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Business may,
    upon application, exit with that qualification.

  • A student who successfully completes 8 courses that satisfy
    the requirements of the Graduate Diploma of Business may,
    upon application, exit with that qualification.


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