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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Information Technology

Managing facultyInformation Technology
Abbreviated titleGradDipInfoTech
CRICOS code063358D
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Contact details

Contact information is available at:

Course coordinator

Dr Chris Ling (Caulfield)


The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (GradDipIT) provides students with a previous tertiary qualification in another discipline area, with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable them to deal effectively with advanced issues involving the application of information technology.


The objective of the program is to educate students to the level of a computing professional. On successful completion of the course, students will have gained fundamental knowledge in the following areas:

  • system analysis and design
  • programming
  • computer technology
  • database technology
  • data communications
  • networking technology.

Students will have demonstrated their ability to work in a group to analyse the requirements for a computer system, design a system to meet those requirements, create the system and its documentation, train users and implement the system.

Professional recognition

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


This course consists of eight approved masters level units. Students complete:

(i) all six foundation units (36 points) from Master of Applied Information Technology (MAIT) Group 1

(ii) two units (12 points) from MAIT Group 2.


Group 1 Foundation units (compulsory)

Group 2 (select two)

  • FIT4033 Object oriented application programming in C++
  • FIT4038 Database management and implementation
  • FIT4039 Handheld applications and operating systems
  • FIT4041 Web development
  • MAT4003 Quantitative analysis

Progression to further studies

Successful completion of this course provides an entry point for students wishing to progress to Master of Applied Information Technology study.

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology early may apply to graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology after successful completion of 24 points of study.


Graduate Diploma in Information Technology