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Summary
Master of Information Systems (MISP)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 16 units

Duration
  • 2 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

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Program Information Set

Embark on a dynamic career

USQ’s Master of Information Systems will give you the skills to succeed in an increasingly connected world where new challenges are presented every day. This degree will give you the necessary skills and expertise to realise the potential of existing technologies, to exploit the opportunities of new and emerging technologies, to help organisations gain business value from the use of information technology and systems.

The IT sector has been identified as having a significant shortage of trained professionals. Now is a great time to embark on a career that will be dynamic, global and in demand. Studying the Master of Information Systems is ideal for professionals with qualifications in areas other than information technology.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Information Systems program is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries. The Seoul Accord is a multi-lateral agreement that allows ACS accreditation to be recognised globally. This means when you graduate, your degree will be recognised by other countries who are members of the Accord.

Implement your knowledge and skills as an IT professional and begin your career in a range of fields including: business analyst, systems analyst, data architect, business process/data modeler, enterprise resource planning (ERP) analyst, computer trainer/support, computer programmer, help desk support, IT manager, IT sales and marketing specialist, change manager, business process engineer, IT project manager, consultant, business continuity (BCM) specialist, IT security specialist or service management.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 16
Total 16

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying AUD 18480

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised university

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for credit to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

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