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  • Objectives
    The Master of Information Systems suite of courses is intended to provide the opportunity for qualified professionals to increase their breadth and depth of knowledge and qualifications in information systems processes and management. Within this framework, graduates will be better prepared to contribute to the growth of the information systems discipline and industry while also enhancing their individual advancement opportunities. To this end, course content is to combine standard units of advanced study in the field as well as a number of specialist units which can be clustered to exploit clear niche market opportunities.
  • Entry requirements
    Prerequisites 1. Bachelor degree in any discipline and at least three years' full-time (or equivalent) relevant professional computing experience; or 2. professional member grade status of Australian Computer Society; or 3. Bachelor degree in any discipline and significant relevant industry certification.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems
  • Course description
    The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems and the Graduate Diploma in Information Systems are short courses and are available also as exit points from the Master of Information Systems.

    The Master of Information Systems (Advanced) is intended to enable students to study a wider range of units in addition to the core units or to follow a cluster of related units or to carry out a substantial piece of research that may be directly applied and industry-relevant or to follow a research topic.

    Professional Recognition

    The course has provisional professional level accreditation with the Australian Computer Society in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.
    Career Opportunities

        * Business analysts
        * Database administrators
        * IS auditors
        * IT consultants and project leaders
        * IT trainers or educators
        * Network managers
        * Programmers
        * Sales and marketing managers
        * Software engineers
        * Systems programmers
        * Technical support

    Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems
    PgCertIS

    40 cp

    Minimum duration: 6 months full-time or equivalent part-time.

    Course available at: Sydney (North Sydney), NSW

    EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

    1. Requirements for Completion of the Postgraduate Certificate

    To qualify for the Postgraduate Certificate, a student must complete 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings.

    Schedule of Unit Offerings

    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    INFO601     10     Applied Data Communications
    INFO603     10     Database Systems
    INFO607     10     Information Management
    INFO612     10     Software Design

    INFO601 Applied Data Communications
    10 cp
    Prerequisites Nil
    Teaching Organisation 3 hours per week for 12 weeks or equivalent.

    This unit teaches students how to do data communications analysis and design from a business-oriented perspective by equipping students first with the analytical models with which to organise data communications and networking requirements as well as the functionality of currently available technology to meet those requirements. The unit introduces students to key thinking models and familiarise them with the forces at work shaping the data communications industry. A real-world, practical approach to the industry is supported by the inclusion of business cases.

    INFO603 Database Systems
    10 cp
    Prerequisites Nil
    Teaching Organisation 3 hours per week for 12 weeks or equivalent.

    This unit covers advanced aspects of database systems. By the end of the unit, students are expected to understand the concepts presented as well as having hands-on experience with commercial standard database management systems through their participation in database design, implementation and a management project.

    INFO607 Information Management
    10 cp
    Prerequisites Nil
    Teaching Organisation 3 hours per week for 12 weeks or equivalent.

    This unit provides an advanced understanding of the management and organisational issues associated with modern information systems. The nature and value of systems and services concerned with data, information and knowledge are explored, and the strategic benefits and opportunities are analysed.

    INFO612 Software Design
    10 cp
    Prerequisites Nil
    Teaching Organisation 3 hours per week for 12 weeks or equivalent.

    This unit identifies the issues associated with the production of high-quality software, and introduces students to basic techniques for software development and maintenance. Procedural and object-oriented programming methodologies will also be introduced and used as a tool for software design and problem-solving.

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