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

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Entry requirements

1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

  • an undergraduate degree in any discipline, with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%), or equivalent

Meeting this requirement does not guarantee selection.

2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

  • prior academic performance

3. 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.

4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 (http://about.unimelb.edu.au/academicboard/resolutions) is required.

Notes:

  • Up to 50 points of credit may be awarded to applicants who have:

– an undergraduate degree in any discipline with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%) and at least one year documented relevant work experience; or
– a Graduate Certificate in Information Systems with a weighted average mark of at least (65%) or equivalent.

  • Up to 100 points of credit may be awarded to applicants who have:

– an undergraduate degree in Information Systems with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%) or equivalent and two years of documented relevant work experience; or
– a four-year Honours degree in Information Systems with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%) or equivalent; or
– an undergraduate degree in any discipline with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%) or equivalent, at least one year of documented relevant work experience and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Information Systems with at least an H3 (65%) average or equivalent; or
– an undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least an H3 (65%) average, and an Advanced Graduate Diploma in Information Systems with at least an H3 (65%) average or equivalent.

  • References above to a degree in Information Systems means a degree with at least 60% of specialised information systems studies, including a balanced mix of technical and management topics, project management and professional ethics. Many IT or Computer Science degrees do not meet this requirement.
  • There are three possible early exit point qualifications for students enrolled in the Master of Information Systems:

– Graduate Certificate in Information Systems, for students who have completed four foundation or lower core subjects;
– Advanced Graduate Certificate in Information Systems, for students who have completed four lower core or upper core subjects;
– Advanced Graduate Diploma in Information Systems, for students who have completed 8 upper and lower core subjects.
The Advanced Graduate Certificate and Advanced Graduate Diploma are only available as exit awards.

For more information on meeting the University's English language requirements, see: http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/info/international/english_and_foundation_programs

Core participation requirements

The Master of Information Systems 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 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 clinical, laboratory, and fieldwork/excursion 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 Student Equity and Disability Support: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/