Master of Information Systems

Deakin University

Program Overview

The mass adoption of social media, the accumulation of large amounts of data and the advances in new technologies such as business analytics and artificial intelligence have made information central to most aspects of work and life. Digital information has revolutionised the way we do business. Its capture, strategic use and associated technology in the business environment is focal to the discipline of information systems.



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 37,600


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 70

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The Master of Information Systems is typically 8, 12 or 16 credit points. The exact number of credit points you study depends on how much credit you receive as recognition of prior learning (RPL) – your professional experience and previous qualifications – which can save you time and money.

For students undertaking 16 credit points, you study 12 credit points of core units (2 of which must be selected from a specified list), plus completion of the compulsory 0-credit point module, MAI010 Academic Integrity Module and 4 credit points of elective units, which may be selected from a faculty wide specialisation, a selected list of units or any postgraduate units offered by the University, subject to eligibility.

Students are introduced to research tools and techniques in core units of the course where they learn analytic skills and the practical application of those skills in professional contexts. They must also complete a capstone unit that requires requiring them to integrate the skills learnt over their course of study while they apply to a real-life context and produce an applied piece of research with reference to prevailing literature.

Core units

  • Digital Business Analysis
  • Managing Digital Transformation
  • Digital Transformation of Supply Chains
  • Enterprise Database, Architecture and Governance
  • Ethics of Digital Transformation
  • Cybersecurity Strategies
  • Foundation Skills in Data Analysis 
  • Value of Information
  • Project Management
  • Information Systems in Practice 

Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor degree or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline, or
  • Successful completion of a masters qualifying program (MQP), or
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

related discipline award from this course is a Bachelor of Information Systems or in a related ICT discipline with an Information Systems major/minor or with a specialisation in Information Systems.

Relevant work experience is professional work experience in either Information Systems or in a position with responsibilities in an Information Systems related field.

IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
$37,600 for 1 yr full-time AUD

The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning.

This course teaches students the skills required to manage the impact of technologies in organisations, understand the role of technology in managing knowledge and information, and recognise the role of modern information systems in society and business.

Graduates can move into careers as data analysts, business analysts, systems analysts, e-Business specialists, security analysts, and information systems project leaders.

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