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Master of Information Systems (Executive) (MC-ISEXEC) // Entry and participation requirements

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Entry requirements

The selection committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to successfully complete the course. Applicants must have:

  • Completed an undergraduate degree in an IT-related discipline with at least H2B (70%) weighted average in the final year of study or equivalent; and
  • At least 5 years (preferably 10 years) of documented work experience in information systems-related work demonstrating a strong record of professional achievement and clear leadership potential; and
  • A personal statement relating the applicant’s goals and how they see the program contributing to their ability to meet their goals; and
  • Two professional and/or employer referee reports in the context of information systems-related work, which must be submitted prior to the application deadline.
  • An English Language capability of a minimum standard of IELTS 7.0 overall with no band less than 7.0

The selection committee may conduct interviews or call for further professional and/or employer referee reports to elucidate any of the matters listed above.

Master of Information Systems (Executive)

(100 credit points)

  1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
  • an undergraduate degree in an IT-related discipline with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%) in the final year of study or equivalent; and
  • At least 5 years (preferably 10 years) of documented work experience in information systems-related work demonstrating a strong record of professional achievement and clear leadership potential; and
  • A personal statement relating the applicant’s goals and how they see the program contributing to their ability to meet their goals; and
  • Two professional and/or employer referee reports in the context of information systems-related work, which must be submitted prior to the application deadline.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

  1. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
  • prior academic performance; and
  • the work experience; and
  • the personal statement; and
  • the referee reports; and for short-listed applicants
  • an interview
  1. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
  • Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the academic board, candidates must achieve the equivalent of an English Language capability of a minimum standard of IELTS 7.0 overall with no band less than 7.0

Note:

(a) The interview for short-listed applicants is for eliciting information on the following matters:

  • standard of academic record;
  • nature and length of employment experience;
  • achievements subsequent to graduation;
  • reasons for seeking admission;
  • interpersonal and communication skills;
  • maturity and motivation.

International and interstate applicants may be interviewed by telephone, or electronically.

Core participation requirements

The Master of Information Systems (Executive) welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the degree.

The Master of Information Systems (Executive) requires all students to enrol in subjects where they will require:

a) the ability to comprehend complex science and technology related information;
b) the ability to clearly and independently communicate a knowledge and application of science, and technology principles and practices during assessment tasks;
c) the ability to actively and safely contribute in online activities.

Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students. There may be additional inherent academic requirements for some subjects, and these requirements are listed within the description of the requirements for each of these subjects.

Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the relevant Subject Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit:http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/