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Information Systems

Major

Information systems (IS) involves designing, implementing and evaluating computer systems that satisfy organisational needs. IS encompasses topics such as systems approach, planning, requirements elicitation, system development, system implementation, and decision and knowledge systems. Rather than being about developing and enhancing the performance of computers, IS is about client-facing and making computer systems work within the broader socio-technical context.

About this major

Graduate opportunities

Information systems is an important skill to add to any major career interest and will significantly increase your employability in any profession. Many information systems graduates begin work as systems analysts. A systems analyst works with people to introduce or expand appropriate technology within their business or organisation according to their needs. The emphasis is on understanding the human need and ensuring that the final solution satisfies that need. The information systems professional has two principal roles within an organisation. They have to be able to manage the change processes that are inevitably initiated by the introduction of new technology into their workplace, and they have to manage the operational aspects of business and organisational activities founded on computing and communications technology, including the development of new computer based activities. Hence, an information systems professional is a leading figure in both organisational change and organisational performance.
Career pathways

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