Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
*Indicative course fees should be used as a guide only. Deakin University assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. The indicative course fee is an estimate based on a typical enrolment a student may have for their first year of study in 2009 for their course. The indicative course fee is based on historical first year enrolments within the course, reflecting the discipline cluster of the units which may be studied within the course. The actual fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen. The cost of each unit can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php. Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services.
This combined course addresses the crucial role of information systems and communications technology in the contemporary business world. Assisting students develop their correspondence in managing areas such as information systems in a commercial environment such as communications, financial services, entertainment, consumer marketing, business information systems and logistics supply chain management.
The Master of Commerce/Master of Information Systems is a 16-credit-point degree, including 7 credit points of core units; Information Systems units amounting to 4 credit points (not previously studied) from the Master of Information Systems which may be grouped to form an Information Systems specialisation; 4 credit points not previously studied from the Master of Commerce (choice of units must form at least one Master of Commerce specialisation); and one Information Systems unit which is common to both awards.
Information Systems specialisations
eBusiness and Supply Chain Management
IS Project Management
IS Research Thesis
Arts and Entertainment Management
Business Systems Development
Enterprise Security Management
Information Systems Project Management
International Trade and Business
Management Information Systems
Risk Management *
*Subject to approval
^only available to students enrolled prior to 2008
MPC701 Information Systems for Business
MPE781 Economics for Managers
MPT753/MPF753 Finance #
MSC705 Information Systems Analysis and Design
MSC769 Information Systems Infrastructure
MSC770 Information Systems and Global Issues
# MPT code denotes study tour version of unit.
4 credit points of Information Systems units not previously studied which may be grouped to form an Information Systems specialisation.
Plus 4 credit points of units not previously studied from the Master of Commerce (choice of units must form at least one Master of Commerce specialisation).
Plus one Information Systems unit not previously studied which is common to both the Master of Information Systems and Master of Commerce.
Admission requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide
Admission requirements - specific
To be eligible for admission into the combined course Master of Commerce/Master of Information Systems, candidates must have a recognised undergraduate degree from an approved institution or have completed the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Information Systems.
Advanced standing - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
Applications must be made directly to the university through the Applicant Portal referring to closing dates for applications as dates for particular courses may vary.
Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.