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Master of Information Systems (MISP) - MIS

CRICOS code (International applicants): 082461C

 On-campusOnline
Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 3 (November)
Campus:Springfield, Toowoomba -
Fees:Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration:2 years full-time, up to 6 years part-time 

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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 269 500
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 5315
Email: study@usq.edu.au  
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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 007 252
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 2285
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Professional accreditation

The Master of Information Systems program is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and, through the Seoul Accord is recognised in other countries. The Seoul Accord is a multi-lateral agreement that allows ACS accreditation to be recognised globally. This means that graduates from this program will have their degree recognised by other countries who are members of the Accord.

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Program aims

The Master of Information Systems is a professionally-oriented program that provides university graduates with the opportunity to acquire an information systems qualification. The program comprises 16 courses.

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Program objectives

The Master of Information Systems aims to produce graduates who are able to: .

  • demonstrate specific knowledge and skills in information technology which are relevant to their disciplines and careers

  • demonstrate understanding of a broad range of topics in information technology

  • design, manage and develop software systems in an effective manner

  • lead discussions relating to the computing aspects of their work-place

  • demonstrate skills in the analysis and determination of technological issues at management level

  • identify, analyse and solve problems in one or more areas of technology by selecting and using either quantitative or qualitative techniques appropriate to the resolution of technological problems

  • satisfy academic admission requirements for membership of relevant professional bodies

  • identify, interpret and evaluate major issues in a range of contemporary business information technology areas

  • apply acquired knowledge associated with the studies to work environments

  • articulate the principal theories, concepts and applications associated with relevant information technology area(s)

  • demonstrate ethical behaviour and act in accordance with the ethics of the profession.


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Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by higher education institutions (including universities), vocational education and training institutions and secondary schools. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded that qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with that qualification type.

This program is at AQF Qualification Level 09. Graduates at this level will have specialised knowledge and skills for research, and/or professional practice and/or further learning.

The full set of levels criteria and qualification type descriptors can be found by visiting www.aqf.edu.au.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Completion of an Australian university Bachelor degree, or equivalent.

  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 2.


Candidates without an acceptable Bachelor degree or equivalent and who have completed a minimum of five years' professional work experience may be eligible for entry into a Graduate Certificate of Business , and upon completion and achievement of a minimum GPA of 4.0, may apply for entry into the Master of Information Systems.

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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Program fees

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program completion requirements

Students must maintain good standing in this program. Please refer to the Academic Standing, Progression and Exclusion Procedure.

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 6 years to complete this program.

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IT requirements

For information technology requirements please refer to the minimum computing standards.

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Exit points

A student who chooses not to complete or who does not maintain good standing in this program will be permitted to exit with a lesser qualification as set out below, provided that they have met the requirements of that program.

  • A student who successfully completes 4 courses that satisfy the requirements of the Graduate Certificate of Business may, upon application, exit with that qualification.

  • A student who successfully completes 8 courses that satisfy the requirements of the Graduate Diploma of Business may, upon application, exit with that qualification.


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Credit

As the Master of Information Systems is a graduate conversion program, credits approved in the program do not automatically apply to other postgraduate programs offered by USQ.

Up to a total of 8 credits may be granted for the 16-course Master of Information Systems. Four units of credit may be granted for an undergraduate degree in an Information Systems or Information Technology related discipline area from a recognised university.

Credits may be granted on the basis of completed equivalent postgraduate study from a recognised university.

Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

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Recommended enrolment pattern - semester 1 intake

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
CIS5100 Professional Skills for Information Systems1111
CIS5200 Professional Skills for Systems Analysis1111Co-requisite: CIS5100
CIS5302 Professional Skills for Business Analysis^1121Co-requisite: CIS5100 and CIS5200
CIS5308 Management of Information Technology Services1121Co-requisite: CIS5100
CIS5101 Management of Business Online1212Co-requisite: CIS5100
CIS5205 Management of Information Security1212Co-requisite: CIS5100
CIS8010 Information Systems Project Management1222
CIS8000 Global Information Systems Strategy1222
CIS8004 Enterprise Planning and Implementation^2131
CIS8500 Applied Research for Information System Professionals#2131Pre-requisite: CIS8000
CIS8009 Management of Business Telecommunications2141
CIS8100 Digital Enterprise2141
CIS8008 Business Intelligence~2232
CIS8011 Digital Innovation2232
CIS8018 Strategic Information Security2242
CIS8501 Applied Information Systems Research Project2242Pre-requisite: CIS8500 Co-requisite: CIS8010

Footnotes
^This course is not available at Springfield campus. Students should enrol in online mode.
#CIS8500 Applied Research for Information System Professionals is not available at Toowoomba campus in Semester 1.
~CIS8008 Business Intelligence is not offered on-campus in Semester 2. Students should enrol in online mode.

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Recommended enrolment pattern - semester 2 intake

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
CIS5100 Professional Skills for Information Systems1212
CIS5101 Management of Business Online1212Co-requisite: CIS5100
CIS5205 Management of Information Security1222Co-requisite: CIS5100
CIS8000 Global Information Systems Strategy1222
CIS5200 Professional Skills for Systems Analysis2121Co-requisite: CIS5100
CIS5302 Professional Skills for Business Analysis^2121Co-requisite: CIS5100 and CIS5200
CIS5308 Management of Information Technology Services2131Co-requisite: CIS5100
CIS8008 Business Intelligence2131
CIS8010 Information Systems Project Management2232
CIS8011 Digital Innovation2232
CIS8018 Strategic Information Security2242
CIS8500 Applied Research for Information System Professionals2242Pre-requisite: CIS8000
CIS8004 Enterprise Planning and Implementation^3141
CIS8009 Management of Business Telecommunications3141
CIS8100 Digital Enterprise3151
CIS8501 Applied Information Systems Research Project3151Pre-requisite: CIS8500 Co-requisite: CIS8010

Footnotes
^This course is not available at Springfield campus. Students should enrol in online mode.