CC53 Master of Information Systems

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives

Core Structure

Number of units: 11 Total credit points: 72

Students are required to complete one of the following two streams: Internship or Capstone.

Some units are offered in Term 3 to help students complete the course earlier, particularly for those students intending to take the internship stream. Students are strongly advised to consult course advisers at the beginning of each term regarding the units they intend to take to ensure they can complete the course within the shortest possible time.

Students should note that they may be required to enrol in some units by Distance.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20249 Professional Skills in Information Communication Technology
COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis and Design
PPMP20007 Project Management Concepts
COIT20245 Introduction to Programming
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20246 ICT Services Management
COIT20247 Database Design and Development
COIT20250 Emerging Technologies in E-Business
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20251 Knowledge Audits for Business Analysis
COIT20252 Business Process Management
COIT20253 Business Intelligence using Big Data

Internship stream students must complete the following compulsory unit:

COIT20276 Postgraduate ICT Internship

To be eligible for this unit, you must pass all of your units at the first attempt, apply for the internship, and undergo a series of interviews with prospective host organisations. Generally, internship students will spend 32 hours per week for 10 consecutive weeks with the internship host organisation applying the knowledge you have gained over the course of your study before returning to campus for the presentation of your learning journey. Assessment will need to be completed throughout the term.

The internship is taken in the last term of study, and to assist internship students complete all units before the last study term, some units are offered in all three teaching terms. You are strongly advised to consult course advisers at the beginning of each term regarding the units you intend to take to ensure you can complete the course within the shortest possible time.

If you choose this option, you will be enrolled in the unit COIT20276 Postgraduate ICT Internship once you have secured a host organisation.

Capstone stream students must complete the following compulsory unit:

COIT20254 Information Systems Project

If you choose this option, you will apply your knowledge gained over your course of study in a simulated environment.

To complete this stream you can enrol yourself into your discipline capstone unit - COIT20254 Information Systems Project. This unit is taken in the last term of study and you can also complete two elective units in this same term.

Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
COIT20276 Postgraduate ICT Internship
COIT20254 Information Systems Project

Mobile Application Development Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24


Students must complete the two units COIT20268 and COIT20269 then choose two units from the Optional Units listing. Students must begin the minor with the unit COIT20268 which is the prerequisite to units COIT20269, COIT20270 and COIT20271.

If opting to take this minor you should take COIT20268 in your second term of study, COIT20269 in your third term of study and the final two units from the option listing in the fourth term of study. Note there may be some flexibility in the order the last three units are taken, if you choose to study in Term 3.

If you are planning to apply for an internship, you will need to also study in Term 3 and should refer to the Moodle site 'School of Engineering and Technology' (SET Internships) and follow the study schedule posted there.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20268 Responsive Web Design
COIT20269 Mobile Web Apps
Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
COIT20270 App Development for Mobile Platforms
COIT20271 Mobile Game Development
COIT20260 Cloud Computing and Internet of Things for Smarter Applications

Networks and Information Security Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24


You must complete the two units COIT20261 and COIT20262 then choose two units from the Optional Units listing. Students must begin the minor with the unit COIT20261 which is the prerequisite to units COIT20262, COIT20263 and COIT20264.

If opting to take this minor you should take COIT20261 in your second term of study, COIT20262 in your third term of study and the final two units from the option listing in the fourth term of study. Note that there may be some flexibility in the order the last three units are taken, if you choose to study in Term 3.

If you are planning to apply for an internship, you will need to also study in Term 3 and should refer to the Moodle site 'School of Engineering and Technology' (SET Internships) and follow the study schedule posted there.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20261 Network Routing and Switching
COIT20262 Advanced Network Security
Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
COIT20263 Information Security Management
COIT20264 Network Design
COIT20267 Computer Forensics

Software Design and Development Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24


You must complete the two units COIT20256 and COIT20257 then choose two units from the Optional Units listing below. Students must begin the minor with the unit COIT20256 which is the prerequisite to units COIT20257, COIT20258 and COIT20259.

If opting to undertake this minor you should take COIT20256 in your second term of study, COIT20257 in your third term of study and the final two units in the fourth term of study. Note that there may be some flexibility in the order the last three units are taken, if you choose to study in Term 3.

If you are planning to apply for an internship, you will need to also study in Term 3 and should refer to the Moodle site 'School of Engineering and Technology' (SET Internships) and follow the study schedule posted there.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20256 Data Structures and Algorithms
COIT20257 Distributed Systems: Principles and Development
Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
COIT20258 Software Engineering
COIT20259 Enterprise Computing Architecture
COIT20277 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Elective

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Students should note you may be required to enrol in some units by Distance.

Internship Opportunity

Students in the Master of Information Systems are able to apply for an internship. Please refer to the Moodle site 'SET Internships' for more information. You will undertake the internship in place of doing your discipline capstone unit.

Elective Opportunities

There is an opportunity for students to undertake a minor from disciplines in the Master of Information Technology (MIT). Please refer to the handbook for information. Otherwise select your four electives from the Electives Listing. In addition to the minors in the MIT or selecting four general electives from the Electives Listing, you can complete the following three units from the Graduate Certificate in Project Management, plus one general elective.

Graduate Certificate in Project Management units are:

PPMP20008 Initiating and Planning Projects

PPMP20009 Executing and closing Projects

PPMP20010 Project Management Methodologies

  1. You should note that you may be required to enrol in some units by Distance.
  2. You may choose four units from the elective listing below and should note that in some instances some units have prerequisites that must be satisfied before proceeding to the more advanced units. You are also able to choose elective units from any areas of study within the University, provided that any prerequisite units are met.
  3. You have the opportunity to include a minor in a related discipline by choosing four units from the Master of Information Technology. Please refer to the Handbook for information if you wish to follow a particular area of study. If you opt for a minor you will not need to also complete elective units.

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
COIT20256 Data Structures and Algorithms
PPMP20008 Initiating and Planning Projects
COIT20261 Network Routing and Switching
MRKT20052 Marketing Management and Digital Communications
MGMT20129 Managing People, Organisations and Context
HRMT20024 Managing Human Resources
FINC20018 Managerial Finance
COIT20268 Responsive Web Design
COIT20259 Enterprise Computing Architecture
COIT20258 Software Engineering
COIT20257 Distributed Systems: Principles and Development
COIT20264 Network Design
COIT20270 App Development for Mobile Platforms
COIT20271 Mobile Game Development
PPMP20010 Executing and Closing Projects
COIT20262 Advanced Network Security
COIT20263 Information Security Management
COIT20269 Mobile Web Apps
COIT20275 Systems Science and Engineering
STAT20029 Statistics for Managerial Decisions
COIT20255 ERP Systems Management
PPMP20009 Leading Lean Projects
COIT20260 Cloud Computing and Internet of Things for Smarter Applications
COIT20267 Computer Forensics
COIT20277 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence