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 should note that they may be required to enrol in some units online, depending on which campus you are on.

There are a variety of options for you in relation to your general electives. Please see the Handbook for information on the minors Artificial Intelligence, Software Design and Development, Mobile Application Development, Networks and Information Security, Project Management and Internet of Things. Alternatively, you may choose your four electives from the general elective list.

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

Some units are offered in Term 3 to help you complete the course earlier, particularly for those intending to take the internship stream. 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. You should note that you may be required to enrol in some units online, depending on your campus offerings.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20245 Introduction to Programming
PPMP20007 Project Management Concepts
COIT20249 Professional Skills in Information Communication Technology
COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis and Design
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
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
COIT20276 Postgraduate ICT Internship
COIT20254 Information Systems Project

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 in completing 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.

Artificial Intelligence Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Students should note that they may be required to enrol in some units online, depending on which campus you are on.

You must complete the four units as listed below. The first unit is taken in your second term of study, the second unit in your third term of study and the last two in your last term. If you are planning to apply for an internship, you will need to also study in Term 3 and should refer to a Student Adviser.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20256 Data Structures and Algorithms
COIT20277 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
COIT29225 Neural Networks and Deep Learning
COIT29224 Evolutionary Computation

Internet of Things Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Students should note that they may be required to enrol in some units online, depending on which campus you are on.

Students must complete the four units listed below as compulsory.

If opting to take this minor you should take the first unit listed in your second term of study, the second in your third term of study and the final two units in your fourth term of study.

If you are planning to apply for an internship, you will need to also study in Term 3 and should refer to a Student Advisor.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT29226 Introduction to the Internet of Things
COIT20260 Cloud Computing and Internet of Things for Smarter Applications
COIT29223 Blockchain Technologies for Sustainable Business Applications
COIT29227 Smart Technologies for Automating Business and Social Practices

Mobile Application Development Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Students should note that they may be required to enrol in some units online, depending on which campus you are on.

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

Students should note that they may be required to enrol in some units online, depending on which campus you are on.

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 toa Student Advisor. 

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

Project Management Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Students should note that they may be required to enrol in some units online, depending on which campus you are on.

You must complete the four units as listed below. The first unit is taken in your second term of study, the second unit in your third term of study and the last two in your last term. If you are planning to apply for an internship, you will need to also study in Term 3 and should refer to a Student Adviser.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PPMP20008 Initiating and Planning Projects
PPMP20009 Leading Lean Projects
PPMP20010 Executing and Closing Projects
PPMP20012 Program and Portfolio Management Information Systems

Software Design and Development Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Students should note that they may be required to enrol in some units online, depending on which campus you are on.

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 a Student Advisor. 

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

General Electives Elective

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

You should note that you may be required to complete some units online, depending on which campus you are on.

There are a variety options for you to take as your electives. If you wish to study more than one unit in a topic, then you should consider undertaking a minor for a consistent approach to your chosen topic.

Students should note that they may be required to enrol in some units online, depending on which campus you are on.

Please see below for the opportunities open to you.

Internship Opportunity

Students in the Master of Information Systems are able to apply for an internship. Please refer to the various majors under 'Course Structure' in the Handbook for more information. You will undertake the internship in place of doing your discipline capstone unit.

Elective Opportunities:

There are three elective streams in this course as follows:

Minors

There is an opportunity for students to undertake a minor. Please refer to the Handbook for information. If you opt for a minor you do not need to complete any general elective units.

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

The units to select for this option are as follows plus one general elective from the list below:

PPMP20008 Initiating and Planning Projects

PPMP20009 Executing and closing Projects

PPMP20010 Project Management Methodologies

General Electives - all units listed below are offered in either a major or minor  

Select your four electives from the Electives Listing below.

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
COIT20256 Data Structures and Algorithms
COIT20257 Distributed Systems: Principles and Development
COIT20258 Software Engineering
COIT20259 Enterprise Computing Architecture
COIT20260 Cloud Computing and Internet of Things for Smarter Applications
COIT20261 Network Routing and Switching
COIT20262 Advanced Network Security
COIT20263 Information Security Management
COIT20264 Network Design
COIT20267 Computer Forensics
COIT20268 Responsive Web Design
COIT20269 Mobile Web Apps
COIT20270 App Development for Mobile Platforms
COIT20271 Mobile Game Development
COIT20255 ERP Systems Management
PPMP20008 Initiating and Planning Projects
PPMP20009 Leading Lean Projects
PPMP20010 Executing and Closing Projects
COIT20277 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
COIT29225 Neural Networks and Deep Learning
COIT29224 Evolutionary Computation
COIT29223 Blockchain Technologies for Sustainable Business Applications
COIT29226 Introduction to the Internet of Things
COIT29227 Smart Technologies for Automating Business and Social Practices
PPMP20012 Program and Portfolio Management Information Systems