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The Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems has been designed to provide a substantial understanding of the use and management of information systems in organisations. Students gain an overview of the technologies and look at management areas such as IS risk management, enterprise architecture, IS strategy and governance. Students will undertake initial study of business analysis and IT project management in the Graduate Diploma and also select one of these topics, or Enterprise Information Management, as a specialisation. The Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems thus prepares students for more specialised work in a chosen area, or the opportunity to continue further studies at a Masters level. The availability of electives in the program offers students the option of broadening or deepening their study.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental aspects and inter-disciplinary nature of information systems in organisations.
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of the underpinnings of information systems, including business analysis, requirements analysis, database design and analysis, the management of information systems, IT project management and professional issues
- Critically evaluate a range of theories and practices pertaining to the use of information systems in organisations, and apply them in the context of business analysis, project management and information management.
- Draw on their interdisciplinary knowledge base to approach and analyse organisational problems from both a broader information systems perspective and the specific perspective of business analysis, project management or information management.
- Communicate effectively with key stakeholders, develop effective working relationships, and appreciate the social, political and cultural contexts in which these key stakeholders interact.
- Demonstrate creativity and flexibility in the application of knowledge and skills to new situations, to solve complex problems, to respond to ethical organisational and IS/IT issues and dilemmas, and to think rigorously and independently.
Graduates may find employment in roles such as ICT project manager, business analyst, business intelligence developer, applications manager, project resource officer, enterprise solutions architect, enterprise risk specialist, ICT risk manager or PMO manager.
Swinburne University will provide new students with advice about their unit enrolments at the start of their study program.
Students should complete:
- 7 Introductory core units; and
- 2 Intermediary core units; and
- 2 electives
- 1 unit from a chosen Specialisation
Students should complete any prerequisites before enrolling in the advanced units.
Please note: You cannot re-enrol into Swinburne units that you have already passed.
Absent Without Leave and Leave of Absence: How to apply for an approved leave of absence and minimise the risk of having to reapply for degree admission: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/open-universities-australia/current/AWOL-and-LOA.html
- Nine (9) core Business Information Systems units (112.5 credit points)
- One (1) specialisation unit (12.5 credit points)
- Two (2) electives (25 credit points)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where a student may be granted credit or partial credit towards a qualification in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training.
For information on how to apply for credit please refer to Swinburne’s website at: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/open-universities-australia/advanced-standing-rpl.html
Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.
Who can access it?
- Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
- Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
- Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study
- Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
- Money order
You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
For students who are transitioning to the new course, the 2017 Master of Business Information Systems, please refer to the OUA Course Transition page for more information.
2014 - 2017 Transition Arrangements
The course suite has undergone some course structure changes over the past few years. For further information, please refer to the PDF files below:
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