Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems - 2017

Please note: This course has recently undergone a major change. Please refer to Transition Arrangements for more information.

Course summary

Course summary - 2017

Level: Postgraduate
Qualification: Graduate Diploma
Number of units: 12 units to complete
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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. 

Upon successfully completing the Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems, graduates will be able to: 
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental aspects and inter-disciplinary nature of information systems in organisations.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Communicate effectively with key stakeholders, develop effective working relationships, and appreciate the social, political and cultural contexts in which these key stakeholders interact.
  6. 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.

Standard entry
Successful completion of an Undergraduate Degree in any discipline equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree.
 
Students with an undergraduate degree in IS or IT may be eligible for up to 4 exemptions and depending on the number of exemption(s) given, will need to complete at least 8 more units to qualify for the award.
 
Students with other tertiary degree (i.e., graduate certificate) in IS or IT may be eligible for exemptions on a case-by-case basis
 
Pathways entry
Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate of Business Information Systems may progress to the Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems, and will be given full credit for the units completed.
 
Special entry
A special entry provision is available for applicants without an appropriate qualification but who have significant relevant work experience (usually at least five years) and evidence of academic capability (e.g. successful completion of a Certificate or Diploma course at a TAFE with high grades or attaining a GMAT of 550 or higher). Such applicants may be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate of Business Information Systems. 
 
On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business Information Systems, students may progress to the Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems, and will be given full credit for the units completed towards the Graduate Certificate of Business Information Systems.
 
English Language Requirements (International students only) 
Swinburne University English for Academic Purposes Certificate: EAP 5 Advanced: 70%; OR, obtaining a minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0; OR, a TOEFL (Paper-based) minimum score of 550 (with Test of Written English (TWE) score of 5); OR, a TOEFL (Internet-based) minimum score of 79, with no individual band below 18; OR, equivalent levels of English language proficiency using other English language tests or measures as approved by the Senior DVC & Provost.

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

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems students must complete 12 units of study (150 credit points) as follows:
  • 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)
Students with a previous tertiary degree in IS or IT from a recognised institution and/or relevant work experience may be eligible for exemptions.
 
International student visa holders are required to study full-time.
Total number of units to complete: 7 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Introduction to Business Information Systems
INF60007 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Database Analysis and Design
INF60009 Swinburne - SP2 - -
Requirements Analysis and Modelling
INF60010 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Professional Issues in IT
ICT80008 Swinburne - - - SP4
Technology Essentials for Managers
INF80042 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Strategic Project Management
INF70005 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Contemporary Issues in Business Analysis
INF80014 Swinburne - - - SP4
Complete 1 unit from the following 2 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Global ICT Practice
INF80039 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Leading and Managing People in Chaos and Complexity
BUS70012 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
IS/IT Risk Management
INF80043 Swinburne - SP2 - -
Enterprise Architecture, Strategy and Governance
INF80018 Swinburne - SP2 - -
Total number of units to complete: 1 unit Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Project Quality and Resource Management (Previously INF80004 'IT Project Resource Management')
INF80044 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Total number of units to complete: 1 unit Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Business Process Management
INF80028 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Complete 1 unit from the following 4 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Business Process Management
INF80028 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Project Quality and Resource Management (Previously INF80004 'IT Project Resource Management')
INF80044 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Global ICT Practice
INF80039 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Leading and Managing People in Chaos and Complexity
BUS70012 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4

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

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

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
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study

Find out more about FEE-HELP

You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia

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:

 MITPM_OUA_Transition_Information_2014-2017.pdf

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