Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

295005 v.3 Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Information Systems)


Course CRICOS Code: 055653G
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


This program is designed for students who wish to increase their knowledge and skills in information systems, information technology and internet security.This course allows students to progress to the masters of commerce program in information systems.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

Entrance requirements are a high average in an undergraduate or graduate degree in an IS/IT or a computing-related discipline. No relevant work experience is necessary for entry to this program.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is of one year full-time study or equivalent part-time study.

Course Organisation

The course consists of eight units of study, each carrying a weighting of 25 credits. Students have the options to choose from the areas of study which include: strategic information systems, business information technology management, knowledge management, programming, web services and architecture, database mining, problem solving, computer forensics, Internet security and cyberwarfare. Students intending to enter the masters program must complete an optional unit - Research Methods in Information Systems. Successful completion of the eight units and maintaining a high course average may grant applicants successful entry into the Master of Commerce (Information Systems).

Professional Recognition

With a prior computing, IS or IT related degree, graduates may apply for membership with the Australian Computer Society.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

  SELECT 4 OPTIONS   100.0

Year 1 Semester 2

  SELECT 4 OPTIONS   100.0
Optional units to select from in Year 1 Hrs/Wk Credits
11455 v.5   Business Information Technology Management 612 3.0 25.0
11730 v.5   Advanced Systems Problem Solving 601 3.0 25.0
11739 v.4   Information Systems Development Methodologies 601 3.0 25.0
11745 v.4   Research Methods (Information Systems) 655 3.0 25.0
11747 v.3   Strategic Alignment of Information Systems 601 3.0 25.0
13038 v.3   Enterprise Network Security 601 3.0 25.0
13587 v.5   Object Oriented Programming 602 3.0 25.0
307335 v.2   Computer Forensics 601 3.0 25.0
307339 v.1   Business Intelligence and Cyberwarfare 601 3.0 25.0
307773 v.2   Data Mining and Advanced Database Management 601 4.0 25.0
309860 v.1   Knowledge Management and Intelligent Systems 611 3.0 25.0
309861 v.1   Web Application Architecture 604 3.0 25.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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