Handbook

MIS Professional Specialisation

Year and Campus: 2017

Coordinator

Dr Sean Maynard

Email: sean.maynard@unimelb.edu.au

Contact

Melbourne School of Engineering

Current students:

Future students:

Overview:

The Master of Information Systems (MIS) Professional Specialisation is a 200 credit point coursework degree for those interested in a professional career in IT management and digital business: professionals supporting, managing and changing business processes through information and communications technology (ICT) and information systems. Elective streams are available in areas such as: IS Project and Change Management, IT Service Provision, Business Analytics, IT Innovation and Interaction Design, Spatial Information, and eHealth.

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.
Structure & Available Subjects:

MIS Professional Specialisation:

All students must complete 200 credit points comprising:

  • Foundation Core subjects (50 points). Students normally complete four foundation core subjects in the areas of business and information systems to complement their first degree. The specific subjects selected will be determined after consultation with the MIS Coordinator taking into account the academic background of the student.
  • Lower Core subjects (50 points). Four Lower Core subjects must be completed. They have no prerequisites are normally taken in parallel with the selected foundation subjects in the first year of full-time study.
  • Upper Core subjects (50 points). Four Upper Core subjects must be completed. Each has a prerequisite of 50 points of study (for students in the 200 point 2 year MIS) and the four are normally taken in parallel with elective subjects in a student's second year of full-time study. Two of the Upper Core subjects (25 points, ISYS90032 Emerging Technologies and Issues, and ISYS90051 Impact of Digitisation) form the capstone of the MIS requiring students to engage in scholarly work within the discipline.
  • Discipline Elective subjects (50 points). Four specific subjects will be selected taking into account the future career direction of the student. These electives have prerequisites of 50 points of study (for students in the 200 point 2 year MIS).

Subject Options:

FOUNDATION CORE

50 points

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50

LOWER CORE

50 points

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
March, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
June, Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50

UPPER CORE

50 points

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
March, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50

DISCIPLINE ELECTIVE

50 points

Students would normally select four subjects from the list of electives. Students may also study electives from elsewhere in the University and if interested they should discuss this with the MIS coordinator.

IS Project and Change Management

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2017
12.5

IT Service Provision

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50

Business Analytics

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Summer Term
12.5

IT Innovation and Interaction Design

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

General Management

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
January, Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
12.5

Accounting & Finance

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.5

People Management

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50

Operations & Marketing

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
12.50

Spatial Information

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50

eHealth

Information Technology

Other technical computing subjects can be selected from the Master of Information Technology as elective subjects. See https://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/view/current/MC-IT for a list.


Industry Based Learning

- An application process must be completed for these subjects, see each subject’s Handbook entry.

- Not available to students undertaking the Research Specialisation, or subjects from the Research Studies elective stream.

- Students may only enrol in one of these subjects.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
25
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
January, Semester 1, Semester 2
25

Research Studies

- This elective stream is only available to students who have received 50 points or more of Advanced Standing. Other students should consider the research specialisation.

- MIS Course Coordinator approval is required for each subject. Students will normally be required to achieve at least a 75% average with no subject receiving less than 65%. Students will also normally achieve a mark of 80% in Research Methods to be able to continue in the research studies elective stream. Entry is dependent on the availability of a suitable supervisor for the chosen area of research.

- Not available to students undertaking any subject from the Industry Based Learning elective stream.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
25
Links to further information: http://www.msi.unimelb.edu.au
Notes:

Prior to 2015, INFO90002 Database Systems & Information Modelling was known as SINF90001 Database Systems & Information Modelling. Credit cannot be obtained for both subjects.

Related Course(s): Master of Information Systems

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