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Master of Information Governance

Approved Abbreviation: MInfGov


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3779.1

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 095722B


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2021 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For commencement year 2017, please refer to: 3748.1 Master of Information Governance

The Master of Information Governance (MiG) is designed to provide a new set of skills and knowledge for next generation managers and consultants, reflecting the increasing demand for training in this area, including the recent rise in information security management issues. The structure of the degree reflects the understanding that the technical, business and legal aspects of information governance are equally important, and that the related knowledge and skills from these areas are interconnected and applied in confluence in practice. The course draws from best practice to graduate professionals with systematic knowledge and skills for managing information assets and ensuring regulatory compliance, in a way that is applicable across all industries and independent of any particular technology or vendor solution. Students will undertake 120 hours of industry placement as a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component which is required for successful completion of the Master of Information Governance.

Study Mode
Two years full-time or four years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Quang Vinh Nguyen q.nguyen@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above

Admission

Applicants must have

  • Successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline, OR
  • a minimum five years full-time professional work experience in Information and Communications Technologies or related areas AND write an expression of interest outlining their experience, knowledge and skills and how it has prepared them for study. The expression of interest will be assessed by the School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences.

Additional Information

Applicants who have successfully completed a Bachelor degree or a Master degree in ICT or a related field in information governance, and gained at least 1 year full-time equivalent professional working experience in Australia may be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing subject to approval by the relevant Director of Academic Programs (DAP).

Standard English entry requirement would be enough for this course.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Work Integrated Learning

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended sequence

Start Year Intake - Full-time

Year 1

Quarter 1

200432Commercial Law

Autumn

301005Professional Practice and Communication
301038Programming Proficiency
301114The Nature of Data

Quarter 3

200776Compliance Management

Spring

300695Network Technologies
300977Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems

Quarter 4

200841Strategic Business Management

Year 2

Autumn

301162Information Security Management
301004Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies

From Autumn 2021, this unit will be replaced by 301387. Students are advised to select 301387 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies.

301387Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies
200958Information and Data Governance Law and Policy

And one alternate unit from the list below

Spring

301235Applied Cybersecurity
301384Postgraduate Project A
300260IT Project Management

From 2021, 300260 is only offered in Spring

And one alternate unit from the list below

Additional Completion Requirements

Students must complete a four week full-time or part-time equivalent industry placement as a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component and must enrol in the ICT Practicum unit to receive recognition for WIL.

301047ICT Practicum

Mid-Year Intake - Full-time

Year 1

Quarter 3

200432Commercial Law
200776Compliance Management

Spring

301005Professional Practice and Communication
301038Programming Proficiency

And two alternate units from the list below

Autumn

301114The Nature of Data
300695Network Technologies
300977Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems

And one alternate unit from the list below

Year 2

Spring

301235Applied Cybersecurity
301004Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies

From Autumn 2021, this unit will be replaced by 301387. Students are advised to select 301387 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies.

301387Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies
300260IT Project Management

From 2021, 300260 is only offered in Spring

Quarter 4 session

200841Strategic Business Management

Autumn

301162Information Security Management
200958Information and Data Governance Law and Policy
301384Postgraduate Project A

And one alternate unit from the list below

Additional Completion Requirements

Students must complete a four week full-time or part-time equivalent industry placement as a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component and must enrol in the ICT Practicum unit to receive recognition for WIL.

301047ICT Practicum

Start Year Intake - Part-time

Year 1

Quarter 1

200432Commercial Law

Autumn

301038Programming Proficiency

Spring session

300977Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems

Year 2

Autumn

301005Professional Practice and Communication
301114The Nature of Data

Spring session

300695Network Technologies
300260IT Project Management

From 2021, 300260 is only offered in Spring

Year 3

Autumn

301004Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies

From Autumn 2021, this unit will be replaced by 301387. Students are advised to select 301387 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies.

301387Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies

And one alternate unit from the list below

Spring

301235Applied Cybersecurity

Quarter 4 session

200841Strategic Business Management

Year 4

Autumn

301162Information Security Management
200958Information and Data Governance Law and Policy

Spring

301384Postgraduate Project A

And one alternate unit from the list below

Additional Completion Requirements

Students must complete a four week full-time or part-time equivalent industry placement as a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component and must enrol in the ICT Practicum unit to receive recognition for WIL.

301047ICT Practicum

Mid-Year Intake - Part-time

Year 1

Quarter 3

200432Commercial Law

Spring

301038Programming Proficiency

Autumn

301114The Nature of Data
301005Professional Practice and Communication

Year 2

Quarter 3

200776Compliance Management

Spring

301004Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies

From Autumn 2021, this unit will be replaced by 301387. Students are advised to select 301387 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies.

301387Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies

Autumn

300695Network Technologies
300977Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems

Year 3

Spring

300260IT Project Management

From 2021, 300260 is only offered in Spring

Quarter 4

200841Strategic Business Management

Autumn

301162Information Security Management
200958Information and Data Governance Law and Policy

Year 4

Spring

301235Applied Cybersecurity

And one alternate unit from the list below

Autumn

301384Postgraduate Project A

And one alternate unit from the list below

Additional Completion Requirements

Students must complete a four week full-time or part-time equivalent industry placement as a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component and must enrol in the ICT Practicum unit to receive recognition for WIL.

301047ICT Practicum

Alternate units

301363Advanced Cloud Computing
301178Advanced Health Classifications and Coding
301028Advanced Healthcare Data Environments
301029Advanced Healthcare Software and Systems
301119Advanced Machine Learning
301196Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence
301236Advanced Topics in Cybersecurity
300694Advanced Topics in ICT
300252Advanced Topics in Networking
301312Applied Machine Learning
301314Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Organisations
301046Big Data
301042Cloud Computing
200433Company Law
300697Content Management Systems and Web Analytics
301044Data Science
301175Internet of Things
301315Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
200835Managing in the Global Context
301043Mobile Computing
300256Multimedia Communication Systems
301313Natural Language Understanding
300255Network Management
301117Predictive Analytics
301365Probabilistic Graphical Models
301113Programming for Data Science
300696Systems and Network Security
301116Social Media Intelligence
300770Software Testing and Automation
200825Understanding Contemporary Organisations
301112Visualisation
300443Web Engineering
300693Web Technologies
300389Wireless Networking


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