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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Area of Study

Managing facultyFaculty of Information Technology
Offered byCaulfield School of Information Technology


  • Not all units may be available in any one year.


The capacity for enterprise data assets to provide true business value hinges on effective and efficient data management practices. Data management is also the key driver of a large sector of the information technology software market, second only to operating systems in market value. A specialisation in data management provides the knowledge and skills to become a highly valued practitioner and/or researcher in this vital area.

The data management specialisation covers important emerging areas such as multimedia retrieval models, search engine algorithms, web personalisation and semi-structured data management in addition to distributed databases and advanced programming for database applications.

Graduates of the specialisation will possess strong theoretical knowledge of data management and practical skills in managing data as a valuable resource for the enterprise.


To qualify for an award with a specialisation in data management students complete the units outlined below:

  • FIT5043 Distributed database
  • FIT5059 Advanced programming for database applications
  • FIT5166 Information retrieval systems
  • FIT5168 Object and semi-structured database

Relevant Courses

  • 2423 Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology
  • 2411 Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology
  • 2402 Master of Information Technology
  • 3348 Master of Information Technology Professional
  • 3309 Master of Applied Information Technology
  • 3349 Master of Information Technology (Honours)