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Monash University Handbook 2011 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 titlePGradDipIT
CRICOS code032374E
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Contact information is available at

Course coordinator

Dr Chris Ling


The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology is intended for those with a previous undergraduate qualification in IT such as computing, computer science or a technical information technology field. It provides a broad program in information technology, enabling students to select specific areas for in-depth study, or to construct a program from a range of suitably advanced units.


The objectives of this course are to:

  • provide students with knowledge and understanding of fundamental principles in the disciplinary areas that underpin the information technology field
  • provide students with knowledge, understanding and experiences that transcend technologies and are robust over time so that students are well placed to deal with ongoing, rapid changes in the information technology field
  • to develop students' understanding of significant areas of information technology to a level of depth and sophistication consistent with senior professional practice.

Professional recognition

This course has been designed for accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) as meeting the standard of knowledge for associate-level membership.


This course consists of eight approved masters level units.


Students complete:

(i.) six units (36 points) from the Master of Information Technology (MIT) specialisations listed under "Areas of Study"

(ii.) two elective units (12 points) chosen from postgraduate level units offered by the Faculty of Information Technology or from any other faculty of the University as approved by the course coordinator.


Students can choose to complete a specialisation, or can select a variety of units and complete the course without a specialisation.

Areas of Study

Progression to further studies

Students who complete the postgraduate diploma and wish to undertake further studies will be granted up to 24 points of credit in the Master of Information Technology program. The number of points subsequently required to complete the masters will depend on the units taken within the postgraduate diploma.

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit this course early may apply to graduate with the Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology after successful completion of 24 points of study.


Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology