Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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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 titleGradDipInfoTech
CRICOS code063358D
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


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology provides students with a previous tertiary qualification in another discipline area, with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable them to deal effectively with advanced issues involving the application of information technology.


The objective of the program is to educate students to the level of a computing professional. On successful completion of the course, students will have gained fundamental knowledge in the following areas:

  • system analysis and design
  • programming
  • computer technology
  • database technology
  • data communications
  • networking technology

Students will have demonstrated their ability to work in a group to analyse the requirements for a computer system, design a system to meet those requirements, create the system and its documentation, train users and implement the system.

Professional recognition

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


This course consists of eight approved masters-level units.


Students complete 48 points of study, of which:

(i.) six compulsory foundation units are from group one (36 points)

(ii.) two units are from group two (12 points)

Group one (foundation units)

Group two

  • FIT4033 Object oriented application programming in C++
  • FIT4038 Database management and implementation
  • FIT4039 Handheld applications and operating systems
  • FIT4041 Web development
  • MAT4003 Quantitative analysis

Progression to further studies

Successful completion of this course provides an entry point for students wishing to progress to Master of Applied Information Technology study.

Alternative exit(s)

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


Graduate Diploma in Information Technology