Higher Education

Master of Information Systems (MIS)
102296H, 105287G



Project Management
Cyber Security
Business Analytics

Holmes Institute was established in 1963 and has over 50 years of experience and expertise in delivering post-secondary education to both domestic and international students. The dedication and pursuit of excellence for their students has led Holmes Institute to develop the Master of Information Systems.

The Master of Information Systems course has been designed to develop socially and ethically responsible professionals who have a strong capability in supporting, managing and changing business processes through information systems. They will also have valuable transferable skills in solving business problems, collaboration, project management and innovative professional practices supported through the application of models, frameworks and theory.


World Demands

Organisations are constantly under pressure to address and take advantage of the continuous changes in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). 

Holmes Institute has designed and developed the Master of Information Systems course to address the professional information systems skills required in the business environment of today and the future.

The course covers areas of critical importance to employers, such as project management, security and business analytics. 


Graduates will gain a strong capability in supporting, managing and changing business processes through information systems. They will also gain valuable transferable skills in solving business problems, collaboration and project management supported through the application of models, frameworks and theory.

The structure and content of the course is aligned with the Australian Computer Society’s (ACS) Core Body of Knowledge (CBoK).     

The course has been designed, in accordance with Seoul Accord, to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills to support; Academic Education, Knowledge for Solving Computing Problems, Problem Analysis, Design/Development of Solutions, Modern Tool Usage, Individual and Team Work, Communication, Computing Professionalism and Society, Ethics, Life-long Learning.


Course Structure

The Master of Information Systems course structure and associated learning outcomes will produce graduates who will meet the expectations of a professional Information Systems graduate on entering the fulltime workforce.



Course Units

Graduate Certificate

HI6032 Leveraging Information Technology for Business Advantage
Examines the role of information systems in business and other types of organisations. It discusses the different types of information systems and associated infrastructure and factors involved in developing, acquiring, implementing and maintaining these systems.

HI5033 Database Systems
Enables students to critically explore modern database design and applications in business. Students will evaluate the fundamental principles and techniques required for modern database management, the unit challenges students to develop innovative database solutions to practical problems.

HI5030 Systems Analysis and Design
Covers the various techniques and skills for analysing business requirements and designing appropriate business information systems, with techniques and tools used by systems analysts and developers to plan, analyse, design, manage, select software packages and maintain information systems.

HI5031 Professional Issues in IS, Ethics & Practice
Aims to assist students in identifying and understanding the requirements and skills for responsible and ethical membership of the Information Systems profession. The students will explore a range of social, legal, ethical, and business issues information systems professionals could face in their careers.

Graduate Diploma

Graduate Certificate Units plus

HI5029 IS Project Management
Focuses on a holistic approach to project management. Students will gain an understanding of the factors and processes required to successfully manage projects.

HI6035 IS Governance and Risk
Provides insights into Information System and Information Technology governance, compliance, risk and security issues facing organisations.

HI6037 Business Analytics Fundamentals
Provides the knowledge and skills to understand the organisational decision making processes. This involves the understanding of business problems, the associated decisions, and the sources of data; and how this data will be extracted, transformed and analysed utilising a range of business analytical tools.



Graduate Diploma Units plus Master Units plus Specialisation

HI6034 Enterprise Information Systems
Provides an understanding of Enterprise Systems and identifies the key issues for organisations involved in acquiring and maintaining large-scale software systems.

HI6036 IS Strategy and Innovation
Provides an understanding of the role of information systems in organizational transformation, innovation and renewal. It will investigate how the effective planning and utilization of information systems can support an organization’s corporate strategy.

HI6007 Statistics for Business Decisions
Provides the skills and knowledge in statistical analysis applicable in a variety of business settings to support business decisions making. Students will be able to explain and justify the use of statistical analysis in the context of critical reasoning for solving business problems.

HI6008 Business Research
Provides the knowledge and skills in the area of business research methods and the research process. It will enable students to perform effective literature reviews and develop research proposals while at the same time enhancing their critical thinking skills.

HI6050 Contemporary Workplace Project
This capstone unit gives students the opportunity to work in a team environment to research contemporary approaches to developing a defined industry based project, develop new skills and apply the knowledge and skills they have already gained in a practical setting.


Cyber Security

HI6041 Information Systems Security
Provides the knowledge of the current state of information security, including relevant legislation and standards. It will cover computer and network security, business security, security architecture and design in addition to access control and cryptography.

HI6043 Computer Forensics and Analysis
Introduces the different forensic tools, techniques and methods required to recover digital evidence from a variety of operating environments.

HI6044 Computer Network Security
This unit will enable students to gain the knowledge and skills needed to perform the role of a network security professional. The unit examines the attacks that are launched against networks and computer systems, the effective deployment, utilisation and monitoring of modern network security countermeasures to secure a network environment.


Business Analytics

HI6038 Data Visualisation
Covers the design, development, and application of visualisation and interpretation of data and information. Students will gain an understanding of how data visualisations can facilitate advanced and easy interpretation of data and information across contexts.

HI6039 Predictive Analysis
Designed to inform and educate students about predictive analytics and data mining techniques through an understanding of the algorithms and statistical principles underlying these techniques.

HI6040 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Designed to inform and educate students about artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques and the underlying assumptions and limitations.


Project Management

HI6045 Managing IS Project Risk
Focuses on the specialised management of risk in a project. Students will develop an understanding of the importance of managing risk from an organisational and situational perspective when implementing a project.

HI6046 Managing People and Resources on Projects
Enables students to gain the knowledge and skills to adequately plan and manage the human resources involved in a project. This includes an understanding of requisite roles, responsibilities, skills of project participants as well as the various stakeholders impacted by the project.

HI6047 IS Portfolio and Project Management
Aims to equip students with both theoretical and practical skills in the management of projects, project portfolios and large scale programmes.

Generic Master

Graduate Diploma Units plus Master Units plus 3 Specialisation Units


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