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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 titleGradCertBIS
CRICOS code062930M
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Off-campus (Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Contact information is available at

Course coordinator

Dr Steve Wright, Caulfield; Dr Iqbal Gondal, Gippsland


  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.
  • Not all specialisations are available for study at Gippsland.


The Graduate Certificate in Business Information Systems prepares students who have a first qualification in another discipline area for professional careers in business systems, information systems and information management.


This course provides students with understanding of foundation information technology concepts and fundamental business systems, information systems and information management principles, and develops further knowledge and understanding of one or more specialist areas within these fields, including the major theoretical and professional debates in each area.


The course consists of four approved masters-level units.


Students complete 24 points of foundation or graduate-level units selected from any of the Master of Business Information Systems (MBIS) foundation units listed below or from MBIS specialisation units listed under "Areas of Study".

Students without appropriate background knowledge will be required to satisfactorily complete a selection of the MBIS foundation units before proceeding to other graduate units. The foundation units have been designed for students with little prior study in information technology.

MBIS foundation (core) units

  • FIT9003 Database systems design*
  • FIT9004 Computer programming for business or FIT9017 Foundations of programming*
  • FIT9005 Computer architecture and networks*
  • FIT9006 Information technology management*

* Units offered on-campus and by off-campus learning (OCL) mode.

Areas of Study

Progression to further studies

Successful completion of this course provides an entry point for students wishing to progress to the Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems.


Graduate Certificate in Business Information Systems