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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.


Security is one of the major areas of concern for any organisation which uses information and database systems. Both universities and industry are engaged in highly active research into the development of techniques that can enhance security in computer systems. There is strong demand for professionals who have a sound understanding in the theory and practice of IT security. By specialising in security, students develop their expertise in this crucial area. The units in the specialisation capture the foundational principles of information and network security through to more advanced areas of secure software development, virtual private networking and information forensics.

Graduates of the specialisation will have a strong theoretical knowledge of information and network security and will possess the skills in applying security measures in the areas of data management and network systems.


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

and any two of the following:

Relevant Courses

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