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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 Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleGradCertCommRes
CRICOS code060356G
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357


Course coordinator

Dr Peter O'Neill


The course is designed for students currently enrolled in a higher degree by research who want to better understand the requirements of research commercialisation.


The learning goals associated with this course are to:

  • develop an understanding of commercialisation processes and activities commonly employed to bring research based ideas, inventions and innovations to market
  • acquire intellectual property management knowledge
  • develop a comprehensive understanding of interpersonal skills relevant to research commercialisation activities including leadership, teamwork and presentation skills.


This course comprises three compulsory units and one elective.


Students must complete:

(a.) three core units (18 points) as follows:

  • BTX9120 Intellectual property laws*
  • GSB9004 Accounting for business
  • GSB9100 Research commercialisation planning

(b.) one of the following units (6 points):

* Note: If BTX9120 is not available in a particular semester of study, students may substitute LAW7223 (Overview of intellectual property).


Graduate Certificate in Commercialising Research