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Master of Information Systems (Digital Innovation)

Master of Information Systems (Digital Innovation) (MISP)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Jan, May, Sep


  • Are you curious of how you can use technologies to drive value-add innovation in organisations? From small start-ups to large enterprises, there is a need to become more responsive and innovative with digital technologies to maintain and improve global competitiveness.
  • The Digital Innovation specialisation in the Master of Information Systems focuses on enhancing the skillset required for developing and managing new and emerging digital technologies to thrive in the digital economy. 
  • Explore topics such as digital strategies, technology entrepreneurship, governance, and blockchain fundamentals to identify, analyse, and realise new business opportunities that arise from contemporary and evolving technological innovations and advancements.
  • Extend your career opportunities by working collaboratively with real industry partners and get access to industry certification pathways such as ITIL4 (PeopleCert Education Partner).

Further study

You can apply for a Master of Research or PhD if you’re interested in specialising further.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Information Systems is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and, through the Seoul Accord, which is recognised in other countries. The Seoul Accord is a multi-lateral agreement that allows ACS accreditation to be recognised globally. This means when you graduate, your degree will be recognised by other countries who are members of the Accord.

Career outcomes

  • Become a digitally-savvy business leader who can leverage technologies innovatively and apply them to solve critical business, market, and customer opportunities and challenges in a range of industries or government departments. 
  • The business leaders’ responsibilities may include activities not limited to managing innovation, strategy planning, emerging technology monitoring, research, and information management.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

  • Completion of an Australian university bachelor degree, or equivalent.

Applicants without an acceptable bachelor degree, or equivalent, and who have completed a minimum of three years' professional work experience may be eligible for entry into a Graduate Certificate of Information Systems, and upon completion and achievement of a minimum GPA of 4.0, may apply for entry into the Master of Information Systems.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.


If you don't meet the entry requirements, UniSQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 16 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per study period.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Foundation courses 4
Specialisation courses 4
1 x second 4-unit specialisation
4 x electives
Total 16

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Other specialisations

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 27200

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.


At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.


You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 22 January Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 20 May Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 2 September Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

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