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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 titleExecCertIT
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Off-campus (Gippsland)
Contact details

Contact information is available at:

Course coordinator

Dr Chris Ling (Caulfield), Dr Iqbal Gondal (Gippsland, off-campus)


  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.


The course facilitates access to information technology graduate or postgraduate diplomas for people with little or no previous university study but with extensive relevant industry experience - specifically, six or more years of work experience in information technology, information systems or information management activities at either an executive management or senior technical level.


On successful completion of the course, the student will have:

  • demonstrated the possession of advanced knowledge in one or more areas of information technology
  • an ability to study information technology at an advanced level
  • demonstrated that their work experience is adequate preparation for further study in a graduate or postgraduate diploma.

Credit for prior studies

Work experience is recognised for purposes of gaining entry to the program only. Credit will not be granted for prior studies.


The course consists of four units chosen from the following programs:

  • Master of Business Information Systems
  • Master of Information Technology.

Typically, students undertake two units per semester for part-time mode, or four units per semester for full-time mode.

Progression to further studies

This certificate is intended to lead to a graduate or postgraduate diploma. Information industry research and development tasks such as the design and implementation of information systems, information technologies or information management procedures will be appropriately recognised in the articulation process.


Executive Certificate in Information Technology