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Master of Business Informatics - 309JA

Course Code: 309JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
UAC Code: 880250
CRICOS Code: 087618B
Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Master the business of informatics at UC

If you’re in IT and looking to get ahead, then the UC Master of Business Informatic course offers the perfect opportunity to expand your skills in areas vital to the intertwined worlds of Business and Information Technology - while simultaneously gaining the knowledge and qualifications to give your career a much-needed boost.

This two-year program has been created to address key areas pertinent to IT professionals and is of particular advantage to those looking at progressing into a career as business analysts.

This course also offers students a range of electives to help you fine-tune your qualifications and specialise in areas such as accounting, HR, strategic management, data analytics or information sciences.

On completion of the course you will be able to return to the workforce as a confident, competent specialist with the knowledge and skills to progress comfortably into a career in a variety of specialised IT roles, such as program analyst, systems architect, information systems manager, and beyond.

This course offers you the chance to prepare you for a career in the ‘knowledge economy’ and is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

This course also offers you the chance to specialise in Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Project Management or Social Informatics.

Study a Master of Business Informatics at UC and you will:

  • demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts and develop an appropriate set of data models for relational database implementation
  • undertake a human-computer interaction design project
  • critically analyse complex business processes
  • be able to derive advanced system models appropriately
  • learn how to use international standard systems description paradigms and languages
  • prepare and critically evaluate documents associated with project planning, monitoring, review and quality
  • use SPSS and gain knowledge of key data and national and international indicators from Australia and other Asia-Pacific countries.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

The concept of WIL is a vital component to the UC approach to higher education as it offers students the opportunity to gain practical experience working alongside industry professionals and dealing with real world issues relating to their areas of study.

As part of this course you will be tasked with undertaking a specialised research project where you’ll be encouraged to use issues relating to your current or past work life and use these issues to research innovative solutions life under the support and guidance of professional academic mentors.

In addition, this course also allows you to tailor your learning around your specific areas of interest and future employment aspirations, and internships are possible as part of your range of elective units.

Previous Business Informatics internships and cadetships with organisations include:  PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Fujitsu Australia, Birdsnest, the University of Canberra, and more.

Career opportunities

A Master of Business Informatics form UC is a globally recognised qualification that can help you progress into a range of careers including working as a:

  • IT security analyst
  • IT systems test engineer
  • business analyst
  • data scientist
  • IT project manager
  • systems architect
  • web developer
  • systems analyst
  • ICT consultant
  • information analyst
  • information systems manager
  • IT auditor
  • IT business manager
  • solutions engineer.

Course-specific information

This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society at Professional level.
A clear pathway of study exists between this degree, the undergraduate Bachelor of Business Informatics, and the postgraduate Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics courses. Credit equivalent to the Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics may be given to applicants who have an undergraduate Business Informatics or Information Technology degree AND 3 years of relevant work experience.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 or Email Student.Centre@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree from Australia or a recognised overseas institution. No previous Business Informatics or ICT knowledge is assumed.

Assumed Knowledge

Proficiency in using computers.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Business Informatics M BusInformatics
Master of Business Informatics in Cloud Computing M BusInformatics CloudComp
Master of Business Informatics in Project Management M BusInformatics ProjectMgt
Master of Business Informatics in Social Informatics M BusInformatics SocInformatics
Master of Business Informatics in Cybersecurity M BusInformatics Cybersecurity
Master of Business Informatics in Data Science M BusInformatics DataSc

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics Graduate Certificate in Business Informatics

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Evenings: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face on weekday evenings.
      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020

$20,800

$33,100

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

Master of Business Informatics is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at the Professional level.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Analyse, interpret and synthesise complex problems, solutions, concepts or theories in information technology and systems area, to address the needs of a broad range of stakeholders, including technology specialists, managers, clients, regulators, etc. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Achieve expertise in a key area of information technology and systems, with superior ethical and social skills and competencies in problem solving, and a sound fundamental understanding of the principles and methods of business informatics. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict.

UC graduates are global citizens: Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Evaluate and adopt new technology.
Navigate in an increasingly complex global technological innovation environment, with legal, ethical, economic and business-related challenges, in a fast-changing field. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Develop an advanced and integrated understanding and innovation mindset, to identify and analyse complex problems within information technology and systems discipline, and design sustainable novel technology solutions to these problems at a highly skilled level. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Establish deep knowledge base in information technology and systems discipline, to facilitate effective communication with those involved in the ITS industry and acquire the skills necessary to operationally manage and coordinate IT systems within the ITS industry. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; and communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Use professional skills and knowledge in the systematic development of complex information technologies and systems and apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

Standard 2 years full time, or part time equivalent. Maximum - 6 years.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Alternative exits: Graduate Certificate in Business Informatics - Must have passed 12 credit points as follows: Professional Practice in IT G, Systems Analysis and Modelling G, System Project and Quality Management G and Enterprise Systems G (or other Information Technology and Systems units at G or PG Level as approved by the Program Director). Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics - Must have passed 24 credit points of Information Technology and Systems units at G or PG Level including, Professional Practice in IT G, Systems Analysis and Modelling G, System Project and Quality Management G and Enterprise Systems G, with at least 6 credit points at PG Level. Combined vertical degree: The Master of Business Informatics may be combined with any Bachelor course (excluding Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Software Engineering and Bachelor of Business Informatics) that allows at least 24 credit points of Open Electives in the structure. This combined vertical degree may be completed with 96 credit points instead of the usual 120 (72 for the Bachelor and 48 for the Master). To be eligible, students must meet the entry requirements for BOTH courses.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 NO YES

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