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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


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Not all units may be available in any one year.


The capacity for enterprise data assets to provide true business value hinges on effective and efficient data management practices. Data management is also the key driver of a large sector of the information technology software market, second only to operating systems in market value. A specialisation in data management provides the knowledge and skills to become a highly valued practitioner and/or researcher in this vital area.

The data management specialisation covers important emerging areas such as multimedia retrieval models, search engine algorithms, web personalisation and semi-structured data management in addition to distributed databases and advanced programming for database applications.

Graduates of the specialisation will possess strong theoretical knowledge of data management and practical skills in managing data as a valuable resource for the enterprise.


To qualify for an award with a specialisation in data management, students complete the units outlined below:

  • FIT5043 Distributed database
  • FIT5059 Advanced programming for database applications
  • FIT5166 Information retrieval systems
  • FIT5168 Semi-structured data management

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Relevant courses

  • 2423 Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology
  • 2411 Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology
  • 3309 Master of Applied Information Technology
  • 2402 Master of Information Technology
  • 3348 Master of Information Technology Professional
  • 3349 Master of Information Technology (Honours)