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Master of Information Systems (MC-IS) // Attributes, outcomes and skills

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Professional accreditation

The Master of Information Systems (Professional) is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. The Master of Information Systems (Research) will not be accredited by the Australian Computer Society, as it is a Research Degree.

Intended learning outcomes

A graduate of the MIS should:

  1. Have developed a sound knowledge and understanding of the discipline of Information Systems
  2. Have acquired skills that will enable them to manage and change business processes through information and communications technology (ICT) and information systems.
  3. Have a broad business and real world perspective together with experience in applying business communication, interpersonal, and team skills to real situations.
  4. Have developed and demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills to apply information system theory to ICT management practice
  5. Have gained professional practice knowledge within the real world of IT Management through the industry links of staff teaching in the program
  6. Have developed skills and had experience in communication of ICT issues to justify, critically evaluate and explain real-world situations leading to IT management decisions
  7. Be able to demonstrate an understanding of professional codes of conduct and ethical standards
  8. Have advanced knowledge of research principles and methods in Information Systems

Generic skills

On completion of the course:

  • Have the ability to demonstrate advanced independent critical enquiry, analysis and reflection
  • Have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship
  • Have in-depth knowledge of their specialist area
  • Reach a high level of achievement in writing, research or project activities, problem-solving and communication
  • Be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
  • Be able to examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
  • Have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment
  • Be able to initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces

Graduate attributes

Graduates should have the ability to demonstrate advanced independent critical inquiry, analysis and reflection. The degree has significant engagement and involvement from local and international practicing information systems professionals.

Graduating students qualify for membership of the appropriate professional body, the Australian Computer Society, and are informed by the most up-to-date evidence based research in information systems throughout the degree.