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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Information Technology

Managing facultyInformation Technology
Abbreviated titleMIMS(Research)
CRICOS code037859K
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Off-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Course coordinator

Professor Sue McKemmish


  • Students have a maximum of two years (full-time basis) to complete this course.


This course aims to prepare students for professional and academic careers in the field of information management and information systems research and practice. It will provide students with the skills needed to conduct research projects in the fields related to information products, processes, services and systems within and between organisations.


This course consists of a program of supervised research and submission of a thesis. The course can be taken as 100 per cent research or by a combination of research and additional coursework.


Each candidate is required to undertake supervised research in an area of information management or information systems resulting in the completion of a major thesis. A principal and an associate supervisor will be appointed and the candidate is required to maintain regular contact with the supervisors.

Those students undertaking a coursework component can study units up to 12 points and must consult with the course coordinator about appropriate units to complete the requirements of the degree.

The overall result for the degree will be determined by combining the graded thesis and the results of any approved coursework units.


Master of Information Management and Systems (Research)