Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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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


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • 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)