Graduate Certificate in Information Systems

Course R02-AA (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


Faculty of Science
The University of Melbourne

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Course Overview:

The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems represents the core foundational Information Systems and business knowledge required for those without an Information Systems undergraduate degree or equivalent.

The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems is also available as an exit award for students who complete the first 50 points of the 200 point Master of Information Systems (864 AL).

Objectives: Please refer to Overview above.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

Students will normally complete four subjects from the list below;

  • 615-502 Fundamentals of Information Systems
  • 433-520 Programming and Software Development
  • 306-662 Information Processes & Control
  • 615-689 Advanced Organisational Processes. (Not offered in 2008. Offered in semester 2 2009.)

Students entering the degree with a strong technical or organisational background in their undergraduate degree may replace some of these subjects with alternatives as indicated below:

  • Those entering with a Computer Science or other technical degree would be rounded-out by replacing 433-520 with a business oriented subject.
  • Those entering with a Commerce degree and some Information Systems subjects or another degree with breadth in Information Systems would be advised to complete more technical subjects instead of some or all of 303-662, 615-501/2, and 615-689.
  • Those entering with a Commerce degree but without any Information Systems subjects may replace 303-662 or 615-689 with different business subjects according to coverage in their Commerce degree.
Subject Options:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Entry Requirements:

An undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least H3 (65%) average in the final year of study or equivalent.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None
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