Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems

Course 429AA (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Year and Campus: 2012 - Parkville
CRICOS Code: 035407K
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.


Dr Wally Smith



Melbourne Graduate School of Science
Faculty of Science
The University of Melbourne

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


Course Overview:

The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems is a one semester full-time certificate that is suitable for students who want to update their knowledge of contemporary issues in information systems. The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems provides an advanced course of study for students who want to understand information systems from a technological perspective as well as the organisational contexts in which these systems are used to create value.

In many cases, a person contemplating a Postgraduate Certificate may have a particular area of interest that they wish to update in their knowledge, in a more systematic and formal way than is possible with normal 'on the job' training and short courses.

This course is also available as an exit point qualification for students who have completed four of the core subjects as indicated below as part of 150 point Master of Information Systems.


The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems is designed to:

  • provide a focused course of study in information systems;
  • enable the acquisition of knowledge about contemporary issues in information systems; and
  • encourage the development of the abilities to think critically and independently.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

Students must complete 50 points including:

  • a choice of Information Systems subjects.

Subject Options:

Students will normally complete four subjects from the list below:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Entry Requirements:

Applicants must have:

  • an undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least H3 (65%) average in the final year of study and one year documented relevant work experience; or
  • a Graduate Certificate in Information Systems with at least H3 (65%) average in the Graduate Certificate 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.

Graduate Attributes: None
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