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Graduate Diploma in Information Management and Systems

Course code: 2420 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipIMS ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Information Technology

Study mode and course location*

On-campus (Caulfield)

    * Some units will be offered in off-campus mode

Course description

The GradDipIMS course prepares students who have a first qualification in another discipline area, for professional careers in information systems (IS) and information management (IM). The course provides students with understanding of foundation information technology concepts and fundamental IS and IM principles, and develops further knowledge and understanding of one or more specialist areas within the IS and IM fields, including the major theoretical and professional debates in each area.

The GradDipIMS is both an entry and exit award for the Master of Information Management and Systems and the Master of Information Management and Systems Professional.

Course objectives

The objectives of the Graduate Diploma in Information Management and Systems are to: provide students with knowledge and understanding of fundamental principles in the disciplinary areas that underpin the information technology field; provide students with knowledge, understanding, and experiences that transcend technologies and are robust over time so that students are well placed to deal with ongoing, rapid changes in the information technology field; develop students' understanding of one or more significant areas of information management and systems to a level of depth and sophistication consistent with senior professional practice; enable students to complement their detailed studies of a significant area of information management and systems with elective study from a wide range of disciplines.

Credit for prior studies

Students who have completed a graduate qualification with a recognised specialisation in information systems or information management may be granted credit. A maximum of 24 points of credit is available. Students who have been granted credit must still meet the specialisation and foundation unit requirements in order to complete the course.

Course structure

Course requirements

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma in Information Management and Systems, students must complete 48 points of graduate-level units, of which 36 points must be selected from the MIMS program units listed below. Up to two units (12 points) may be units offered by any school within the university (including the Faculty of Information Technology), subject to approval by the course director. Students without appropriate background knowledge will be required to satisfactorily complete a selection of the foundation units (9000 level) before proceeding to other graduate units (5000 level). The foundation units have been designed for students with little prior study in information technology.

Note: It is highly recommended that students undertake postgraduate orientation activities and workshops coordinated by the Faculty of Information Technology.

  • FIT4005 IT research methods
  • FIT5059 Advanced programming for database applications
  • FIT5077 e-Business application development
  • FIT5086 Information and knowledge management principles*
  • FIT5087 Archival systems*
  • FIT5088 Information and knowledge management systems*
  • FIT5090 Social Informatics*
  • FIT5092 e-Business
  • FIT5093 Business intelligence applications
  • FIT5094 IT for management decision making
  • FIT5095 Data warehousing
  • FIT5097 Business intelligence modelling
  • FIT5101 Enterprise systems
  • FIT5102 IT strategy and governance*
  • FIT5104 Professional practice* #
  • FIT5105 Information access*
  • FIT5106 Information organisation*
  • FIT5107 Managing business records*
  • FIT5108 Reading unit #
  • FIT5109 Research topic * #
  • FIT5111 Information systems development practices
  • FIT5150 Project management*
  • FIT5151 Object oriented business application development
  • FIT5152 User interface design and development
  • FIT5157 Services science
  • FIT5158 Customer relationship management and data mining
  • FIT5159 IT for financial decisions
  • FIT5160 Business process modelling, design and simulation
  • FIT9003 Database systems design*
  • FIT9004 Computer programming for business*
  • FIT9005 Computer architecture and networks*
  • FIT9006 Information technology management *

    * Units offered on-campus and by off-campus learning.
    # Special entry requirements apply; course director approval is required.

Exit award

Students wishing to exit the Graduate Diploma of Information Management and Systems early may apply to graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Information Management and Systems after successful completion of 24 points of study from the information management and systems graduate stream.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) as meeting the standard of knowledge for associate-level membership.

Contact details

Course coordinator

Dr Kerry Tanner