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2012 Master of Information Systems(K7H)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Hobart: Special Note: This Masters course is not approved by DEEWR for student income support payments (i.e. Youth Allowance and Austudy).
Course Duration: Minimum 1 yrs, Maximum 3 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):

Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology (03) 6226 2125 or School of Computing and Information Systems (03) 6226 2900 (Hobart) or (03) 6324 3469 (Launceston) or


The Master of Information Systems is offered on the Hobart campus by the School of Computing and Information Systems. The course may be completed on a full-time basis in a minimum of 1 year or can be extended to take up to 2 years full-time.

The Master of Information Systems is a professional, applied degree which specialises in topics related to the management of information systems. Project work (if undertaken) within the degree will equip the students with appropriate methodological and analytical skills, as well as requiring students to apply information systems management theory to practical problem solving and case work.

Admission & Prerequisites

Candidates for the Master of Information Systems require a three-year undergraduate degree from an accredited tertiary institution.

Course Objectives

The course aims to provide:

* Professional, postgraduate level education to existing managers, and those seeking to move into positions of information systems managers;

* Management of information systems education which is at the level of world best practice in its currency, applicability and relevance to the IS profession;

* Graduates of the course with knowledge, skills and understanding about:

  • the relationships of information and information technology to organisational needs;
  • current management practice in the development of information systems, their use and associated policy formulation and analysis;
  • the value of research, critical thinking and effective communication in the management of information systems.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Information Systems could expect to find employment as a business analyst, database analyst, systems analyst, IT project manager, IT manager, information manager, database administrator, IT administrator or manager, telecommunications manager, IT consultant, electronic commerce or electronic business consultant.

Articulation to/from Course

Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Information Management.

Professional Recognition

Associate membership of the Australian Computer Society.

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