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Monash University

Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Communications

Course code: 1598 ~ Course abbreviation: GradCertDigComm ~ Total credit points required: 24 ~ 6 months full-time, 1 year part-time ~ Managing faculty: Information Technology

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton)

Course description

This course is intended for professionals in either computing or communications with a previous qualification in a related discipline, who wish to undertake studies in computer communications. Students may also take out this award by exiting the Master of Digital Communications and the Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Communications after completing 24 points of study in graduate units.

Course objectives

The course aims to provide a thorough understanding of computer communications, and to consolidate students' skills in the underlying foundation disciplines of computing, digital technology and communications.

Course structure

Course requirements

The course comprises four units selected from group 1 or group 2, listed below (all units 6 points). At least 12 points must be completed from group 1.

Group 1

  • FIT4014 Digital communications software
  • FIT4015 Digital communications technology and protocols
  • FIT4016 Information security
  • FIT4017 Network management

Group 2

  • BUS5150 Project management
  • CPE5002 Network security
  • CSE5000 Distributed object technology
  • CSE5020 Distributed computation and simulation
  • CSE5210 Advances in information security
  • CSE5303 Advanced digital signal processing
  • CSE5501 Mobile and distributed computing systems
  • ECE5012 Applied digital signal processing
  • ECE5023 RF techniques
  • ECE5024 Wireless communications
  • ECE5042 Communications theory
  • ECE5043 Optical communications
  • ECE5044 Telecommunications protocols
  • ECE5045 Network performance
  • FIT5008 Digital communications project
  • FIT5009 Software engineering for communication systems
  • FIT5010 Advanced internet protocols and application
  • FIT5011 Advanced network design and performance
  • FIT5012 Digital coding and compression for communications
  • GCO5805 Multimedia computing and communications
  • GCO5807 Project management
  • IMS5007 Electronic commerce

Units may be taken in any order, subject to the prerequisites and corequisites defined for each unit.

Contact details

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Course coordinator

Associate Professor Andrew Paplinski