Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems

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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.
  • 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 Diploma in Information Systems
  • Course description
    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.

    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 Diploma in Information Systems

    80 cp

    Minimum duration: 1 year 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 Diploma

    1.1 To qualify for the Postgraduate Diploma, a student must complete 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings consisting of:

       1. 60 cp from Core Units; and
       2. 20 cp from Electives.

    1.2 An applicant who has completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems or equivalent may be granted advanced standing.

    2. Exit Point

    A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems may exit from the course with that award.
    Schedule of Unit Offerings

    Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

    Core Units
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    INFO601     10     Applied Data Communications
    INFO603     10     Database Systems
    INFO607     10     Information Management
    INFO612     10     Software Design
    INFO613     10     Systems Development Methodologies
    INFO620     10     Personal and Professional Accountability in IS

    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    INFO600     10     Research Methods in Information Systems
    INFO602     10     Current Issues in Information Systems
    INFO604     10     Distributed Systems
    INFO605     10     Electronic Commerce
    INFO609     10     Information Systems Security
    INFO611     10     Object-Oriented Information Systems
    INFO614     20     Information Systems Project (Pre: INFO600 Research Methods in Information                                     Systems)
    INFO615     40     Information Systems Thesis (Pre: INFO600 Research Methods in Information                                     Systems)
    INFO616     10     Human Factors in Information Systems
    INFO617     10     Web Technologies
    INFO618     10     Portable Applications and Network Programming
    INFO621     10     Business Intelligence
    INFO622     10     Enterprise Information Systems
    MGMT621    10     Management of Change
    MGMT626    10     Contemporary Management Issues
    MGMT627    10     Project Management
    MGMT637    10     Knowledge Management

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