CRICOS Course Code: 110248E
The Graduate Diploma of Management Information Systems is a two-semester course providing students with graduate-level foundations in information systems. Students will develop vital skills in the management of databases and information and be equipped to effectively contribute to the improvement of business information systems in a range of industries. Graduates will also be better prepared for further study should they choose so.
On successful completion of this course, students are awarded the Graduate Diploma of Management Information Systems. The course meets the Australian Qualifications Framework specifications for a Level 8 degree.
Students may be able to shorten the length of this course through qualifications obtained from other formal studies. AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment may be recognised by CIC Higher Education. Students who wish to apply for Advanced Standing should contact the College for information on eligibility.
Professional & Community Engagement
Business professionals are invited as guest speakers to speak at various lectures. Guest speakers add value in the practical aspect of the course work. These speakers will also assist students understand future management responsibilities.
Industry Relevant Material
The course has been designed in conjunction with industry professionals and incorporates material that is specifically relevant for information systems roles in a range of industries. Many classes will be run in computer laboratories, where students gain hands-on experience with a range of databases, systems and software. As is common at CIC, this course will have a focus on authentic, real-world assessments and activities that lead directly to improved graduate capacities in working in a dynamic and global economy. Students should also gain benefits from a broad range of cultural diversity and life experiences of their fellow students.
Students gain advanced theoretical and technical knowledge as well as advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills. All of these factors will help graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Management Information Systems to be lifelong learners.
Mode of Delivery
The course is offered on a full-time basis. Delivery of the course is on-campus and face-to-face. Units are delivered in a range of classroom settings, including lectures, workshops, tutorials, lectorials, labs and seminars.
The Graduate Diploma of Management Information Systems consists of two semesters on a full-time basis. To meet the requirements for graduation, all students must successfully complete 8 units.
The types of assessment may include the following:
Other types of assessment may be allowed at CIC following approval by the Dean.
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The eight units in the Graduate Diploma constitute a significant body of study that can equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and application of these knowledge and skills. The business and IT skills developed by students will allow them to work in a range of industries, including the closely related industries of business, technology, finance, and telecommunications. Alternatively, tertiary industries, including retail, medical, agricultural, tourism, services and government all require skilled staff in Information Systems.
Some examples of the typical jobs a graduate can attain are:
Course Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this course will have advanced knowledge and skills to demonstrate their ability to:
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Graduate Diploma of Management Information Systems
Academic – Completion of an Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent
For prospective students without a Bachelor degree, entry is allowable based on the completion of an advanced diploma/associate degree (or AQF Level 6 equivalent course) plus relevant professional work experience. You must demonstrate that you have gained skills and knowledge equivalent to an AQF7 qualification through your work experience. This will require evidence of a minimum of two years full-time work experience through a CV which provides details of employment including key duties, responsibilities and achievements which demonstrate meeting the knowledge, skills and application of skills equivalent to a Bachelor degree and AQF level 7. This will be accompanied by an entrance interview by the course coordinator.
English – IELTS (Academic 6.5 or equivalent)
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Course Admission Information Set
2 x 12-teaching week Terms
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This course is accredited with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and is recorded on the TEQSA National Register.
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