Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Year and Campus:||2016 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||200 credit points taken over 24 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
Dr Sean Maynard
Melbourne School of Engineering
Currently enrolled students:
The Master of Information Systems (MIS) is a 200 credit point coursework degree for those interested in professional or research careers in IT management and digital business: professionals supporting, managing and changing business processes through information and communications technology (ICT) and information systems. Elective streams are available in areas such as: IS Project and Change Management, IT Service Provision, Business Analytics, IT Innovation and Interaction Design, Spatial Information, and eHealth.
Students choose between one of two specialisations:
The MIS Professional Specialisation has advanced coursework for careers in IT management and digital business.
The MIS Research Specialisation combines coursework in IT management and digital business with a strong grounding for undertaking research in that context.
A graduate of the MIS should:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
The Master of Information Systems consists of 200 points of study, typically across four semesters, and has two specialisations: the Professional Specialisation and the Research Specialisation. Students take ONE specialisation.
Students with relative work experience may be awarded Advanced Standing within the MIS, as described in the entry requirements below.
The MIS Research Specialisation is only available to students who have received 37.5 points or less of Advanced Standing.
See each specialisation for the core (compulsory) and elective subject requirements.
Specialisations within the Master of Information Systems
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
• Up to 100 points of credit may be awarded to applicants who have:
• References above to a degree in Information Systems means a degree with at least 60% of specialised information systems studies, including a balanced mix of technical and management topics, project management and professional ethics. Many IT or Computer Science degrees do not meet this requirement.
• There are three possible early exit point qualifications for students enrolled in the Master of Information Systems:
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Master of Information Systems welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree 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 degree.
The Master of Information Systems requires all students to enrol in subjects where they will require:
a) the ability to comprehend complex science and technology related information;
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students. There may be additional inherent academic requirements for some subjects, and these requirements are listed within the description of the requirements for each of these subjects. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the relevant Subject Coordinator and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
The preferred pathway to PhD study is through the ‘Research’ specialisation. Students who have been granted 50 points or more of advanced standing may use the Research Studies elective stream as a PhD study pathway.
Graduates should have the ability to demonstrate advanced independent critical inquiry, analysis and reflection. The degree has significant engagement and involvement from local and international practicing information systems professionals.
Graduating students qualify for membership of the appropriate professional body, the Australian Computer Society, and are informed by the most up-to-date evidence based research in information systems throughout the degree.
The Master of Information Systems (Professional) is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. The Master of Information Systems (Research) will not be accredited by the Australian Computer Society, as it is a Research Degree.
On completion of the course:
|Links to further information:||http://www.msi.unimelb.edu.au|
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