Graduate Certificate in Information Systems

Course GC-INFOSYS (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Year and Campus: 2010 - Parkville
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 50 credit points taken over 6 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.


Wally Smith


Faculty of Science
The University of Melbourne

Tel: + 61 3 8344 6404
Fax: +61 3 8344 5803

Course Overview:

The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems is a short (four subject) program covering foundational Information Systems and business knowledge required for those without an Information Systems undergraduate degree or equivalent.

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
  • 306-490 Business and Information Technology

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
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: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
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