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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 titlePGradDipBIS
CRICOS code062929D
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 Kerry Tanner (Caulfield)


The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems (PGradDipBIS) is a course intended for those with a previous undergraduate qualification in business information systems, information management, or a closely related discipline.


The objectives of the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems are to provide students with knowledge, understanding and experiences that transcend technologies and are robust over time so that they are well placed to deal with ongoing, rapid changes in the disciplinary areas that underpin the information technology field. It aims to develop students' understanding of a significant area of business information systems to a level and sophistication consistent with senior professional practice.

Professional recognition

This course has been accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) as meeting the standard for associate-level membership. Students who successfully complete the PGradDipBIS may, depending on their unit choice, be eligible for professional accreditation/recognition by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA), or the Records Management Association of Australasia (RMAA).


The course consists of eight approved masters level units.

Areas of Study


Students complete 48 points of graduate-level (FIT5xxx level) units selected from the MBIS program units listed below. Included in these units may be six or 12 credit points of individual project work.

Note: It is highly recommended that students undertake postgraduate orientation activities and workshops coordinated by the Faculty of Information Technology.

MBIS professional tracks (specialisations)

Students can choose units from all professional tracks listed below to meet the course requirement.

Business application development

  • FIT5059 Advanced programming for database applications*
  • FIT5077 e-Business application and development*
  • FIT5151 Object-oriented business application development*
  • FIT5152 User interface design and development*

Business intelligence

  • FIT5093 Business intelligence applications
  • FIT5094 IT for management decision making
  • FIT5095 Data warehousing
  • FIT5097 Business intelligence modelling

Business systems

  • FIT5157 Services science
  • FIT5158 Customer relationship management and data mining
  • FIT5159 IT for financial decisions
  • FIT5160 Business process modelling, design and simulation

Corporate information and knowledge management

  • FIT5086 Information and knowledge management principles*
  • FIT5088 Information and knowledge management systems*
  • FIT5102 IT strategy and governance*
  • FIT5150 Project management as knowledge-based practice*

Enterprise systems

Library, archival and recordkeeping systems

and any two from the following:

All units are offered on-campus.

* Units offered by off-campus learning (OCL) mode.

** Special entry requirements apply; course coordinator approval is required.

Progression to further studies

Successful completion of this course provides an entry point for students wishing to progress to Master of Business Information Systems (Hons) study.

Alternative exit(s)

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


Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems