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Information Systems and Technology

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Advance your skills in managing information systems and technology in a competitive, global business environment.

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  • Qualification
    Master of Information Systems and Technology
  • Duration
    1 year, 6 months full-time
  • Credit
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Why study Information Systems and Technology at Curtin?

Professional recognition

Accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

Top 1 %

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

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.



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. 

In your final semester you will specialise in information systems management, information systems security or business technology.

Note: This major differs from the Master of Commerce (Information Systems and Technology), which is tailored towards graduates without an IT degree and is six months shorter in full-time duration. If you have a degree in a discipline other than IT, consider applying for this course instead.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

What jobs can the Master of Information Systems and Technology lead to?


  • Computer network professional 
  • Management consultant
  • Network analyst
  • Senior system analyst
  • Software engineer
  • Systems administrator
  • Web administrator
  • Web designer
  • Web developer


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

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.

Professional recognition

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

A bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology, or a bachelor degree in any discipline and at least five years' of substantial work experience in Information Systems and Technology. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)









Overall band score


Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.

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