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 titleMIT
CRICOS code030611B
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 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.
  • Students have a maximum of five years to complete the requirements of the course.


The Master of Information Technology is part of a program comprising three degrees: Master of Information Technology, Master of Information Technology Professional and Master of Information Technology (Honours).

The Master of Information Technology is a broad, flexible program for students who have a first qualification in a technical information technology field.

Seven specialisations are offered within the degrees (although not all specialisations may be offered in any one year).


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
  • develop students' understanding of significant areas of information technology to a level of depth and sophistication consistent with senior professional practice
  • enable students to complement their detailed studies of significant areas of information technology with elective study from a wide range of disciplines.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) as meeting the standard of knowledge for professional-level membership.


This course consists of 12 approved masters-level units.


Students complete 72 points of study, of which:

(i.) at least eight units (48 points) are from the specialisations listed under 'Areas of Study'

(ii.) a maximum of four elective units (24 points) are 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 director. A maximum of two level-nine foundation units may be chosen as electives.


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

Areas of Study

Progression to further studies

Graduates of the MIT will not automatically qualify for entry into a PhD program. High-performing students may study a minor thesis by transferring to course 3349 MIT (Honours) and with appropriate grades they could progress to a research degree.

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit this course early may apply to graduate with one of the following provided they have satisfied the requirements for the award:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology after successful completion of 24 points of study;
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology after successful completion of 48 points of study.


Master of Information Technology