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  • Objectives
    This program provides an opportunity for graduates who wish to extend their knowledge and skills in information technology, information systems processes and technology management at a professional level. Within this highly relevant framework graduates are well prepared to contribute to future growth and change, whilst at the same time enhancing their individual advancement opportunities. The specialty plans in this program focus on particular aspects of technology, management and organisations.
  • Entry requirements
    A bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college; or a CQU Graduate Certificate in Information Systems, or equivalent. Candidates who have completed an approved graduate diploma such as the Graduate Diploma of Information Systems Management CF05, will be granted standing of up to 6 courses in this program. International students should visit www.international.cqu.edu.au for further information including English language requirements. Advanced entry is available directly into term 2 for students who can demonstrate that they have attained the required knowledge. These students will undertake 9 courses to complete the program. To be granted advanced entry a student must: 1. have a bachelor degree; and 2. be able to demonstrate they have the required knowledge (based on the content of COIS20024, COIS20025 and COIS21001); and 3. either: * have two years relevant work experience; or * have one year other postgraduate education; or * have attained a final year GPA of 4.7 in their undergraduate degree at an Australian institution, or equivalent. Part-time program of study In formulating their program of study candidates who are studying part-time by distance education should give consideration to their work and other commitments and the prerequisites for advanced courses, and if necessary seek advice from the Program Advisor. Workshops There are no compulsory workshops in this program. However, students are advised that some business courses may require attendance at workshops. Computer equipment resources Students will require access to a computer and printer. Access to the Internet is also required for some courses. The suggested minimum requirement is an IBM compatible computer. If buying a new computer, students should purchase the best quality and highest capacity they can afford. CQU campuses have computers, which may be accessed by students on a 24 hour basis. Transitional arrangements Students who began studying towards the Master of Information Systems (CF75) prior to Term 1 2008 will be allowed to graduate under the previous structure if they wish, or choose to graduate under the present structure. Students who begin the program in Term 1 2008 or after, must follow the new structure.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Information Systems
  • Course description

    About Information Systems

    Modern businesses require employees who have knowledge of people, technology and organisations.  Learn about all three and position yourself for a rewarding and stimulating career.  The term Information Systems is used instead of computing to indicate that we are interested in organisational solutions - not just the technology itself.  Studies have shown that employers seek people with business and people skills as well as computing skills.


    Career Opportunities

    Career opportunities are endless for Information Systems graduates.  Employment can be found as systems analyst managers, software engineers, database administrators, EDP auditors, network administrators, end-user support professionals, consultants, company managers, public sector managers and in various educational roles.  The program will boost your career advancement prospects and provide a competitive advantage over recent graduates.


    Program Structure
    Students must complete 12 courses (96 units of credit).
    Level 1 courses
    Course Code     Course Name
    Term 1
    COIS20024     Systems Management Overview
    COIS20025     Systems Development Overview
    COIS20026     Database Development and Management
    Level 2 courses
    Course Code     Course Name

    Term 2
    COIS20027     Digital Telecommunications and Networks
    COIS21001     Web Applications for Business
    ECOM20001     Information System Management
    Specialisations
    Students complete a further 6 courses following one of the plans below.
    IS - Information Systems

        * 2 Level 3 COIS/COIT/ECOM courses;
        * 1 Level 2/3 COIS/COIT/ECOM course; and
        * 3 general electives.

    Ecom - E-Commerce Technology
    Course Code     Course Name
    ECOM20002     Security, Ethics and Electronic Commerce Systems
    ECOM20007     Developing E-Commerce Solutions
    ECOM20009     Electronic Commerce Project Part A
    ECOM20010     Electronic Commerce Project Part B

        * Plus 2 general electives

    TM - Technology Management
    Course Code     Course Name
    COIS20008     Information Systems Project Planning and Mgment
    COIS20077     Knowledge Management
    COIS20078     Data Mining
    ECOM20002     Security, Ethics and Electronic Commerce Systems

        * Plus 2 general electives.

    Notes on electives:

       1. Level 2/3 elective courses must be selected from the list of COIS, COIT, ECOM and HLTH courses in the list of Informatics courses below.  A level 2/3 course can be a level 2, level 3 or a level 4 course.
       2. A general elective may be chosen from any of the level 1, 2, 3, or 4 courses listed or the business electives listed below.
       3. Other CQU postgraduate courses can also be used as a general elective subject to approval by the Program Coordinator.

    Informatics courses (Level 1)
    Course Code     Course Name
    COIS20024     Systems Management Overview
    COIS20025     Systems Development Overview
    COIT29222     Structured Programming
    MATH21001     Conceptual Foundations

    Informatics courses (Level 2)
    Course Code     Course Name
    COIS20026     Database Development and Management
    COIS20027     Digital Telecommunications and Networks
    COIS21001     Web Applications for Business
    ECOM20001     Information System Management
    HLTH20009     Health Information Science
    HLTH20034     Decision Support in Health Care
    HLTH29030     Electronic Health Records & Standards

    Informatics courses (Level 3)
    Course Code     Course Name
    COIS20008     Information Systems Project Planning and Mgment
    COIS20077     Knowledge Management
    COIS20078     Data Mining
    COIS23001     Network Security
    COIT23001     Object Oriented Principles
    COIT23002     Computer Graphics
    COIT23003     Games Development
    COIT23004     Software Engineering
    COIT23005     Distributed Systems
    ECOM20002    Security, Ethics and Electronic Commerce Systems
    ECOM20007    Developing E-Commerce Solutions

    Informatics courses (Level 4)
    Course Code     Course Name
    ECOM20009     Electronic Commerce Project Part A
    ECOM20010     Electronic Commerce Project Part B

    Courses available as general electives
    Course Code     Course Name
    ACCT20051     Accounting Information for Decision Making
    COMM20036    Informatics, Culture and Communication
    HLTH20007     Evaluating Health Services
    HLTH21001     Health Care Systems
    MGMT20124    People, Work & Organisations
    MRKT20019     Marketing Management
    MRKT20027     Internet and Electronic Marketing

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