Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 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 applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and 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 titleGradCertBIS
CRICOS code062930M
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Off-campus (Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details


Course coordinator

Dr Steven Wright (Caulfield); Dr Gour Karmakar (Off-campus)


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Not all specialisations are available for study off-campus.


This course prepares students who have a first qualification in another discipline area for professional careers in business systems, information systems and information management.


This course provides students with understanding of foundation information technology concepts and fundamental business systems, information systems and information management principles, and develops further knowledge and understanding of one or more specialist areas within these fields, including the major theoretical and professional debates in each area.


The course comprises four approved master's-level units.

Areas of study


Students must complete foundation or graduate-level units selected from any of the foundation units listed below or from the specialisations listed under 'Areas of Study'.

Students without appropriate background knowledge will be required to satisfactorily complete a selection of the foundation units before proceeding to other graduate units. The foundation units have been designed for students with little prior study in information technology.

Foundation (core) units

  • FIT9003 Database systems design
  • FIT9004 Computer programming for business or FIT9017 Foundations of programming
  • FIT9005 Computer architecture and networks
  • FIT9006 Information technology management

Progression to further studies

Successful completion of this course provides an entry point for students wishing to progress to 3345 Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems.


Graduate Certificate in Business Information Systems