Monash University

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.


Security is one of the major areas of concern for any organisation which uses information and database systems. Both universities and industry are engaged in highly active research into the development of techniques that can enhance security in computer systems. There is strong demand for professionals who have a sound understanding in the theory and practice of IT security. By specialising in security, students develop their expertise in this crucial area. The units in the specialisation capture the principles of information and network security and virtual private networking.

Graduates of the specialisation will have a strong theoretical knowledge of information and network security and will possess the skills in applying security measures in the areas of data management and network systems.


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

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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)