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C04401v1 Master of Information Systems (Extension)

Award(s): Master of Information Systems (MIS)
CRICOS code: 0100831
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 96
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The Masters of Information Systems (Extension) is a postgraduate coursework offering aimed at meeting emerging demands for a new generation of technology professionals ready to deal with the challenges of complex systems. The offering will focus on the communication and computing infrastructure of enterprises and public organisations as they grapple with addressing contemporary socio-environmental challenges, and in creating a sustainable society. Students will study information systems management, processes and models, data analytics, planning and decision-making and knowledge management.

This course provides working professionals a unique opportunity to upskill to meet the job demands of an increasingly digital world of the future.

MIS (Ext) graduates will be able to lead and create value of a financial, environmental and social nature in any type of organisation.

The MIS (Ext) enables students to study additional subjects to further deepen and broaden their expertise.

Course aims

As a graduate, students will be able to harness the transformative power of Information Systems to drive sustainable and resilient environmental, economic and social practices – think business, government, community, health, non-government organisations and more.

Career options

The MIS (Ext) is designed for professionals interested in moving into an information systems career as much as for those working in information systems or related jobs. This course allows students to expand in further areas through the additional subjects that they engage with.

Roles include Business Analyst, Systems Analyst, IS/IT Manager, Information Management Specialist, Data/Enterprise Architect, Digital Transformation Consultant, Business Process Manager, Supply Chain Manager, System Modeller or Data Visualization Expert in a range of sectors such as energy, transport, smart cities, business, and government.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 FEIT graduates are culturally and historically well informed, able to co-design projects as respectful, professionals when working in and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
B.1 MIS (Extension) graduates are able to identify and respond to a broad range of IS stakeholders (beyond IT users), to establish priorities and goals, critically analyse and identify constraints, uncertainties, and the personal, organisational, policy, social and environmental impact of IS in diverse contexts.
C.1 MIS (Extension) graduates are lifelong learners able to demonstrate autonomy and apply expert judgment and research skills in the co-design and evaluation of ethical, sustainable and innovative solutions to organisational, societal and global problems.
D.1 MIS (Extension) graduates are able to demonstrate and apply deeper and broader specialised knowledge and research skills, expert cognitive and technical skills in IS design, implementation and evaluation methods, and tools and techniques, including appropriate software tools.
E.1 MIS (Extension) graduates are boundary spanners, able to communicate expertly in a variety of ways to specialist and non-specialist audiences and collaborate across functional, hierarchical and professional boundaries, within and across organisations, in local and global contexts.
F.1 MIS (Extension) graduates are able to work and thrive in the world of constant technological change by being self-reflective, curious, action-oriented, thoughtful and life-long learning professionals, dedicated to seeking feedback, pursuing self -development and making a positive difference in organisations and the wider society.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

It is a requirement that the bachelor's degree be completed with no more than 25 per cent of subjects failed.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning for this course is generally not applicable for students who have undertaken other postgraduate study – with the exception for students who articulate from the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems (C11296) who are eligible for 24 credit points of recognition of prior learning, or from the Master of Information Systems (C04405) who are eligible for up to 48 credit points of recognition of prior learning.

The substitution of subjects with an alternative/advanced postgraduate subject in a similar field of study may be granted on a case by case basis. Subject substitution and recognition of prior learning are subject to faculty approval.

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is two years of full-time or four years of part-time study.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 96 credit points, comprising 48 credit points of Information Systems core subjects, 12 credit points of IS Studio project subjects, 12 credit points of complex systems core subjects and 12 credit points of complex systems choice subjects and 12 credit points of electives.

Course completion requirements

42080 Fundamentals of Information Systems 6cp
32541 Project Management 6cp
32557 Enabling Enterprise Information Systems 6cp
49016 Technology and Innovation Management 6cp
32558 Business Intelligence 6cp
42038 Fundamentals of Database and Software Development 6cp
32560 Information Systems Architecture Design 6cp
42900 Sustainability and Information Systems 6cp
42083 Studio 1 Project 6cp
42084 Studio 2 Project 6cp
CBK91823 Stream choice (Information Systems) 24cp
CBK91738 Electives 12cp
Total 96cp

Course program

Course program for students undertaking the course full time is shown below.

Direct entry or via Graduate Certificate, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
42080 Fundamentals of Information Systems   6cp
32541 Project Management   6cp
32557 Enabling Enterprise Information Systems   6cp
42082 Introduction to Complex Systems   6cp
Spring session
42038 Fundamentals of Database and Software Development   6cp
32558 Business Intelligence   6cp
42083 Studio 1 Project   6cp
42081 Complex Data Analysis and Design   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
49016 Technology and Innovation Management   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
42087 Systems Development Methodologies 6cp  
42086 Business Process Management for Digital Transformation 6cp  
42085 Modelling for Complex Systems 6cp  
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
42084 Studio 2 Project   6cp
32560 Information Systems Architecture Design   6cp
42900 Sustainability and Information Systems   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems (C11296), the Graduate Diploma in Information Systems (C06134), the Master of Information Systems (C04405), the Master of Information Systems (Extension) and the Master of Information Systems (Advanced) (C04402).

Professional recognition

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology is seeking accreditation from the Australian Computer Society.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
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