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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Area of Study

Managing facultyFaculty of Information Technology
Offered byCaulfield School of Information Technology


  • This track is available in off-campus learning (OCL) mode.


Business application developers are responsible for the design, development and implementation of information systems and related applications. Business application developers will work in small and large organisations, governments and other areas. Areas covered include developing database applications, interface design, applications for Web-based systems and programming.

The goal of the business applications development track is to prepare students for work as professional application developers in a wide range of areas. Graduates from this track will have strong skills in developing applications and will be employable across a range of roles from entry-level programming positions through to senior managers leading business application development teams. They will be employed in government, private enterprise, large and small organisations.

In addition to entry-level system and analyst/programmer knowledge and skills and the desirable generic graduate attributes identified by the University, graduates should be able to:

  • develop a range of applications using current programming tools
  • manage applications in business and other environments
  • maintain a wide variety of systems
  • develop applications for a variety of web environments
  • employ techniques for developing effective and usable user interfaces
  • design, develop and implement database applications.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

Relevant Courses

  • 3345 Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems
  • 3344 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems
  • 3341 Master of Business Information Systems
  • 3342 Master of Business Information Systems Professional
  • 3343 Master of Business Information Systems (Honours)