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Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; 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 area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Information Technology
Offered byCaulfield School of Information Technology
Gippsland School of Information Technology
Campus(es)Caulfield, Gippsland


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This specialisation is available in off-campus learning (OCL) mode. Not all units may be available in any one year.


Business application developers are responsible for the design, development and implementation of information systems and related applications. Areas covered include developing database applications, interface design, applications for web-based systems and programming.

The goal of the business applications development specialisation is to prepare students for work as professional application developers in a wide range of areas. Graduates from this specialisation will have strong skills in developing applications and will be employable across a range of roles from entry-level programming positions through to senior managers leading business application development teams. They will be employed in government, private enterprise, large and small organisations.

In addition to entry-level system and analyst/programmer knowledge and skills and the desirable generic graduate attributes identified by the University, graduates should be able to:

  • develop a range of applications using current programming tools
  • manage applications in business and other environments
  • maintain a wide variety of systems
  • develop applications for a variety of web environments
  • employ techniques for developing effective and usable user interfaces
  • design, develop and implement database applications.


To qualify for an award with a specialisation in business application development, students complete the units outlined below:

  • FIT5059 Advanced programming for database applications
  • FIT5077 e-Business application and development
  • FIT5151 Object-oriented business application development
  • FIT5152 User interface design and development

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Relevant courses

  • 3345 Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems
  • 3344 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems
  • 3341 Master of Business Information Systems
  • 3342 Master of Business Information Systems Professional
  • 3343 Master of Business Information Systems (Honours)