Master of Information Systems

    • CRICOS Code: 055847J

    What will I study?


    The Master of Information Systems is a 1-2 years degree (full-time), depending on your prior work experience and study.

    Choose your specialisation

    As a Master of Information Systems student, you’ll have the flexibility to choose your specialisation as you develop expertise across project and change management, emerging technologies, IT strategy and governance, security and service provision.

    Professional specialisation

    Upskill yourself for a dynamic career in IT management and digital business. In the Professional specialisation, you’ll explore topics as database systems, organisational processes, app development, consulting, business analysis, emerging technologies and IT strategy and governance.

    Health specialisation

    Leverage technology to improve health outcomes in healthcare service provision, public health and biomedical research. In the Health specialisation, you’ll acquire the skills to reduce preventable clinical errors, cost pressures on our healthcare services and contribute to effective population health management.

    Research specialisation

    If you want to launch your research career, consider undertaking the Research specialisation. This combines coursework in IT management and digital business to give you a strong grounding to conduct future research. You’ll apply your information systems knowledge to conduct an original investigation into a pressing IT issue with the Information Systems Major Research Project.

    You can apply for this specialisation after your semester in the Professional specialisation. Alternatively, if you could undertake the Minor Research Project in IS and continue your Professional specialisation.

    If you’re undertaking the Health specialisation, you’re also able to research a significant Health IT issue through Health IT Project, drawing on knowledge from informatics systems and methods in eHealth and biomedicine, IT infrastructure and IT applications and solutions to eHealth.

    Elective streams

    In either the Professional or Health specialisation, you will deepen your understanding of fast-changing IT issues and current business trends by choosing one of the following elective streams:

    • IS Project and Change Management
    • IT Service Provision
    • Business Analytics
    • IT Innovation and Interaction Design
    • General Management*
    • Accounting and Finance*
    • Health
    • People Management*
    • Operations and Marketing*
    • Spatial Information
    • Research Studies

    *These streams contain subjects that are taught by the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Melbourne Business School.

    Industry experience

    Enhance your skills and work experience through our academically credited Internship subject. Running over 10-15 weeks, you could intern at a technology, banking and finance, health or telecommunications company. Alternatively, you could gain IT industry experience through the year-long Industry Based IT Experience Project and work with experienced IT professionals. Work on projects from developing a GPU library for weather forecasting to tracking trends in social media data.

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    Explore the subjects you could choose as part of this degree.