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What will I learn?

This course is designed for information systems and information technology professionals who want to increase their knowledge and skills in the management and strategic application of information systems and technology in competitive, global business environments.

The degree was designed in consultation with our industry advisory board, which includes representatives from many sector-leading enterprises.

It combines theory, research and practice, and incorporates a range of new concepts, methodologies and technologies.

Professional recognition

This program has Professional Accreditation from the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Career information

You will be well-placed to seek employment in management and leadership roles within private and public organisations employing information systems in a management context. Such career roles include that of Senior System Analyst.

What you'll learn

Apply information systems and knowledge management principles to support business operations by providing an appropriate technological base and managing an effective information systems body; extend discipline through research
Apply systems theory and systems development techniques to develop systems appropriate to a range of business organisations; employ critical and reflective practice to this end
Conduct information requirements determination, recommend appropriate solutions, manage and participate in their implementation using a range of system development tools, platforms, languages and environments; access, evaluate and synthesise information from multiple sources.
Effectively communicate information and system requirements, policies and procedures, system designs, specifications and implementation details to a professional standard.
Manage, evaluate and implement appropriate information systems that provide a suitable technological base to suit a range of business organisations.
Recognise the business potential of new technologies as they emerge and continue to maintain currency in professional development. Appreciate, and apply where appropriate, the philosophies behind new and emerging methodological approaches.
Apply communications and collaboration technologies to support international organisations, understand and appreciate relevant international ICT standards, and the role of ICTs in supporting international organisations; participate effectively within a global environment.
Recognise the range of potential impacts of information technology on users, and manage and design systems and technologies that are appropriate to a culturally diverse range of users
Apply professional skills to ensure ethical practices in areas including but not limited to privacy and information security, employ best practice techniques for the design, management and operation of information systems and information technology organisations; work effectively when required in collaborative, independent or leadership roles.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law



Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,600.00 (16,57,638) per year
Total indicative course fee AUD $45,900; Eligible applicants for the Access Support Scholarship will receive AUD $1500 one-off fee remission against their Semester 1 2021 tuition fees for programs at Curtin’s Western Australian campuses.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected March, July 2022


Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,


Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants with an honours degree or a bachelor’s degree with a course weighted average of 65% are eligible for entry to the program. The application process is competitive and typically successful applicants have demonstrated a distinction average. Evidence of studies in human biology at university level is essential. Applicants without this background will have to complete additional units in this area before commencing the course. Applicants will also submit a personal statement that reflects relevant work experience and knowledge of the profession. Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 72. IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 7.0; overall band score: 7.0; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 79 Overall; Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21."

For international students

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to qualify for one of our postgraduate coursework programs: Completed a bachelor degree awarded by a recognised tertiary institution. Some postgraduate courses may require a completed bachelor degree in a relevant field.

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 60. IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 6.0; overall band score: 6.5; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 79 Overall; Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Curtin University

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019.

  • Top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2019)
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  • A truly global university, with international campuses
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