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Monash University

Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology

Course code: 2411 ~ Course abbreviation: PGradDipIT ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Information Technology

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield)

Course description

This course is intended for those with a previous qualification in a computing, computer science or related technical field, to extend their information technology knowledge. It provides a broad program in information technology, enabling students to select specific areas for in-depth study, or to construct a program from a range of suitably advanced units. The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology is essentially the first 48 points of the Master of Information Technology.

Students may also take out this award by exiting the Master of Information Technology after completing 48 points of study.

Course objectives

The program aims to provide the conceptual and theoretical framework in which students can appreciate and integrate new software and hardware technologies, and, within an information technology context, use them to develop solutions to complex problems in our society; and deepen students' theoretical knowledge in specific areas so that they will have the intellectual and conceptual foundation to play leading roles in the development of the information technology industry.

Course structure

Course requirements

The course consists of 48 points of coursework units. Included in these units may be six or 12 points of individual project work.

Of the units taken, at least six (36 points) must be taken from the postgraduate units offered by the Faculty of Information Technology. Up to two units (12 points) may be taken from postgraduate units offered by other faculties at Monash.

Students who complete the postgraduate diploma and wish to undertake further studies will be granted up to 24 points of credit in the Master of Information Technology program. The number of points subsequently required to complete the masters will depend on the units taken within the postgraduate diploma.

Exit award

Students enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma of Information Technology may choose to exit with the Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology after completing 24 points of study in graduate units.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) as meeting the standard of knowledge for associate-level membership.

Contact details

Course coordinator

Dr Campbell Wilson (Caulfield)