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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 titlePGradDipBIS
CRICOS code062929D
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 Steve Wright


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


This course aims 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.


Students complete 48 points of graduate-level units selected from any of the Master of Business Information Systems (MBIS) specialisations listed under "Areas of Study". Students may include 6 or 12 credit points of individual project work.

Areas of Study

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 this course 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