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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.


This specialisation aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to enable them to analyse a wide variety of information processing and network architecture problems and to develop solutions to these using computer networks. The units in this specialisation cover topics that range from in-depth coverage of the protocols used to operate the internet and intranets, through to the management, design and administration of modern computer networks. Upon completing this specialisation students will have a well-developed conceptual framework, enabling them to keep pace with developments in the rapidly changing field of network computing.

Graduates of the specialisation will have a strong theoretical knowledge in various aspects of computer networks. This will enable them to adapt and develop network applications in this rapidly evolving field.


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

  • FIT5010 Advanced internet protocols and applications
  • FIT5011 Advanced network design and performance
  • FIT5034 Network administration and management
  • FIT5083 Wireless networks

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)