Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems

Course 429AA (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Year and Campus: 2013 - 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 School of Engineering
Ground Floor, Old Engineering (Building 173)

Current Students:
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
+61 3 9035 5511

Prospective Students:
Phone: + 61 3 8344 6944

Course Overview:

The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems is a one semester certificate which 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 the 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
  • Encourage the development of the abilities to think critically and independently
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

Students must complete 50 points from the list of Information Systems subjects. The course may be taken part time.

Subject Options:

Students will normally complete four subjects from the list below:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
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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.

Please check the University Language Requirements:

The Melbourne School of Engineering's English Language alternative may affect the duration and cost of your course

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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