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Information Systems and Technology Major (MCom)

Postgraduate major

A contemporary major that prepares graduates for senior management and leadership roles in the Information Systems and Information Technology industry.

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  • Qualification
    Information Systems and Technology Major (MCom)
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Professional recognition

Accredited by the Australian Computing Society.

Broad career options

Switch to a new career in information technology by studying this course, and specialise in information security, governance and sustainability, or data analytics and visualisation.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

This major is designed to provide knowledge and skills to those either wishing to become information systems and technology professionals or those seeking to increase their knowledge in the management and strategic application of information systems and technology in a competitive, intelligent global business environment.

It combines theory, research and practice incorporating a range of concepts, methodologies and technologies relating to information systems, information technology and computer security, including database systems design, systems analysis and managing technological infrastructure.

In your second year, you will specialise in one of the following areas of strong industry growth:

Note: This major sits within the Master of Commerce. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Master of Commerce. Alternatively, if you’re seeking a more advanced qualification, you should apply for the Master of Information Systems and Technology, which is tailored towards graduates with substantial experience.

Why study

The course can help working professionals with no knowledge in information technology become an expert in the field and gain professional competency in a variety of topics, including database modelling and design.

Professional recognition

This course has professional accreditation from the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Career information


  • Senior system analyst
  • Information security manager
  • Security analyst
  • Business data manager
  • Business analyst
  • Governance officer
  • Cyber security professional


  • Banking
  • Business and management
  • Government
  • Health care
  • Resources and renewables
  • Technology

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the Master of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: MJRP-ISYSC
  • Last updated on: 27/09/2022