Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

307792 v.1 Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems Management


Course CRICOS Code: 049876K
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


This course is designed for students who wish to increase their knowledge or skills in the planning, operations and management of information systems in global business environments. The course combines theory and practice and incorporates a range of newconcepts, methods and technologies relating to information systems management.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A course average of 60 per cent in an undergraduate degree or postgraduate degree in a computing-related discipline is necessary for entry. No relevant industry experience is necessary.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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

Duration and Availability

The course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Graduate Certificate Information Systems Management.

Course Organisation

The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems Management consists of eight units of study each carrying a weighting of 25 credits, totalling 200 credits. The core areas studied include managing information systems projects and risks, business information technology management, information security management, object oriented design, advanced enterprise systems modelling, data mining and advanced database management and problem solving. Students wishing to progress to a masters program in the same areawill need to complete the unit on research methods. Students not wishing to progress to further studies may choose optional units from the areas of collaborative technologies, strategic logistics management and organisational behaviour. This course forms the first eight units of the Master of Information Systems Management and stage one of the Master of Commerce (Information Systems Management).

Professional Recognition

With a prior computing related degree, graduates may apply for membership of the Australian Computer Society.

Career Opportunities

Graduates generally find employment in information systems departments in private and public organisations.

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

11455 v.5   Business Information Technology Management 612 3.0 25.0
11741 v.3   Managing Information Systems Projects and Risks 501 3.0 25.0
12527 v.4   Information Security Management 551 3.0 25.0
5698 v.5   Organisational Behaviour 550 3.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

307773 v.2   Data Mining and Advanced Database Management 601 4.0 25.0
307774 v.1   Advanced Enterprise Systems Modelling 501 4.0 25.0
307776 v.3   Object Oriented Design 501 3.0 25.0
Optional Units to Select From in Year 1 Semester 2 Hrs/Wk Credits
11738 v.4   Decision Support Systems 502 3.0 25.0
11745 v.4 # Research Methods (Information Systems) 655 3.0 25.0
12280 v.3   Strategic Logistics Management 502 3.0 25.0
13012 v.3   Collaborative Enterprise Technologies 502 3.0 25.0
# students intending to continue on into a Masters program should select the Research Methods unit as their option.
* Units 5698 and 11730 also available as alternate options


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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