Master of Information Systems
Bridge the gap between IT and business
Find and implement IT solutions for business problems. You’ll study digital enterprise, cyber security, and systems analysis. Build your professional skills including communication and investigation. Electives include big data and blockchain, and more.
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What you'll learn
Study the Master of Information Systems and discover the potential of existing technologies and maximise opportunities for new and emerging digital technologies. Immerse yourself within specialisations in the areas of digital transformation, business analysis, business intelligence, or cyber security.
- Identify and analyse legal, security and privacy issues typically encountered in working as an IT professional.
- Apply sound judgment in responding to important ethical, legal , security and privacy issues that would encountered in working as an IT professional.
- Plan and evaluate strategies to enhance the chances of leading successful entrepreneurial endeavours and organisational innovation using independent and well-developed judgement.
- Critically analyse then synthesise complex scenarios to solve real-world problems related to the use and application of information technology.
- Evaluate appropriate research methodologies to help identify, collect, analyse and manage a range of information technology issues.
- Communicate professionally and effectively in written and verbal communication to relevant stakeholders.
- Critically analyse ethical issues in a range of situations that confront IT professionals when called to make ethically appropriate decisions.
- Interact and collaborate effectively with others in teamwork tasks in a range of settings.
Implement your knowledge and skills as an IT professional and begin your career in a range of fields including: business analyst, systems analyst, data architect, business process/data modeler, enterprise resource planning (ERP) analyst, computer trainer/support, computer programmer, help desk support, IT manager, IT sales and marketing specialist, change manager, business process engineer, IT project manager, consultant, business continuity (BCM) specialist, IT security specialist or service management.
The Master of Information Systems program is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries. The Seoul Accord is a multi-lateral agreement that allows ACS accreditation to be recognised globally. This means when you graduate, your degree will be recognised by other countries who are members of the Accord.
Completion of an Australian university Bachelor degree, or equivalent.
English Proficiency Requirements
All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. For entry to the Master of Information Systems program, applicants are required to meet the Category 2 English Language Proficiency requirements.
Credit for previous study or work
As the Master of Information Systems is a graduate conversion program, credits approved in the program do not automatically apply to other postgraduate programs offered by UniSQ.
Up to a total of 8 credits may be granted for the 16-course Master of Information Systems. Four units of credit may be granted for an undergraduate degree in an Information Systems or Information Technology related discipline area from a recognised university.
Credits may be granted on the basis of completed equivalent postgraduate study from a recognised university.
Gain a broad range of ICT-focused skills that enable you to undertake roles associated with the management of information systems and, in so doing, make meaningful contributions to industrial, government, non-profit, and entrepreneurial workplace settings. Study the Master of Information Systems and discover the potential of existing technologies and maximise opportunities for new and emerging digital technologies. Immerse yourself within specialisations in the areas of digital transformation, business analysis, business intelligence, or cyber security. This degree is accredited at a professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and, through the Seoul Accord. The Seoul Accord is a multi-lateral agreement that allows ACS accreditation to be recognised globally, meaning that when you graduate, your degree will be recognised by other countries that are members of the Accord.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
Year 1 - Semester 1
CIS5100 Professional Skills for Information Systems
CIS5209 Systems Analysis for IT Professionals
CIS5310 IS/ICT Project Management
CIS5308 Management of Information Technology Services
Year 1 - Semester 2
CIS5101 Digital Enterprise
CIS5205 Management of Information Security
CIS8001 Technology Entrepreneurship
CIS5206 Data Mining for Business Analytics and Cyber Security
Year 2 - Semester 1
Elective Advanced Course 1
CIS8500 Applied Research for Information System Professionals
CIS5309 Management of Business Networks and the Cloud
CIS8008 Business Intelligence
Year 2 - Semester 2
Elective Advanced Course 2
Elective Advanced Course 3
CIS8018 Cyber Security
CIS8501 Advanced Information Systems Project OR PWE8000 Advanced Professional Work Experience
Completion of 16 units as outlined in the Recommended Study Pattern section.
- Upon completion of the appropriate 4 units, a student may apply to exit with the Graduate Certificate of Business.
- Upon completion of the appropriate 8 units, a student may apply to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Business.
Choose your subjects
For the Elective Advanced Courses listed in the Recommended Enrolment Pattern, students must select three (3) of the following seven (7) courses:
CIS8011 Digital Innovation
CIS8025 Big Data Visualisation
CIS8504 Blockchain Fundamentals
CIS8710 Human Factors in Cyber Security
CIS8708 Digital Forensics
CIS8506 Internet of Things
CIS8503 Enterprise IT Management