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Information Systems School

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Information Systems

Summary

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a public research university located in the urban coastal city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. QUT is located on three campuses in the Brisbane area: Gardens Point, Kelvin Grove, and Caboolture. The university has approximately 45,000 students, of which 6,000 are international students. It has over 4000 staff members, and an annual budget of more than AU$800 million.


QUT has been ranked as Australia's best university under 50 years of age by the Times Higher Education Top 100, and ranks 26th globally in that category. The university in its current form was founded 1989, when the then Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) merged with the Brisbane College of Advanced Education.

Bachelor Programs

QUT developed a new Bachelor of Information Technology program in 2014 and offers two majors in the new program, Information Systems and Computer Science. The Information Systems (IS) major represent the IS program offered by QUT. It shares the common first semester units with the Computer Science major which include four units covering  programming, computer fundamentals, impact of information technology, and design thinking. The IS major covers key topics including information systems modelling, business of information technology, corporate systems, business analysis, process improvements, business intelligence, project management, IS consulting and enterprise architecture; and students in final year have to complete an IS capstone projects over two semesters. In addition to the major, students can also choose two minors or a second major, which include areas such as design and technology innovations, mobile applications, social technologies, enterprise systems management, or minors from other disciplines such as computer science or business.

Master Programs

QUT's Master of Business Process Management provides the opportunity to develop the expertise in the application of process-centric thinking to effectively support businesses, maximise the impact of available resources and enable innovative business strategies. The program examines business-IT alignment issues through appropriate theory and skill development, and provides career enhancement opportunities into senior management and governance roles.

Students will study specialist units in Business Process Management specialisation and may undertake additional study in the areas of corporate systems, IT professional services, enterprise architecture and systems, and information and knowledge management.

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Jan Recker is Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow and Chaired Professor for Information Systems and Systems Development at the University of Cologne. He is also Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, where he previously held the inaugural Woolworths Chair of Retail Innovation. His expertise is in three main areas:

1. Digital Innovation - the study how organizations use IT for innovation purposes, and how IT enables innovative new ventures.

2. Conceptual Modelling - the study how analysts and designers use graphical descriptions of technological and organizational domains while they build new systems.

3. Environmental Sustainability - the study how organizations and individuals can leverage information systems to make more environmentally friendly decisions at work.

Jan is Editor-in-Chief of the Communications of the Association for Information Systems, and Associate Editor for the MIS Quarterly.

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