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 titleMIT Prof
CRICOS code063364F
Total credit points required96
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details


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 six years to complete the requirements of the course.


This course offers a broad, flexible program for students who have a first qualification in a technical information technology field.

Seven specialisations are offered although not all may be available in any one year.

In addition to the option of specialisations, students in the professional stream have an opportunity to study more broad and advanced areas of information technology.


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
  • provide students with an opportunity to study more broad and advanced areas of information technology.

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 16 approved master's-level units.

Areas of study


Students must complete:

(i.) at least twelve units (72 points) from the specialisations listed under 'Areas of study'

(ii.) a maximum of four elective units (24 points) from graduate 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 one or more specialisations, or select a variety of units and complete the course without a specialisation.

Progression to further studies

Graduates will not automatically qualify for entry into a PhD program. High-performing students may study a minor thesis by enrolling in course 3349 Master of Information Technology (Honours) and with appropriate grades, 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:

  • 0539 Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology after successful completion of 24 points of study;
  • 0366 Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology after successful completion of 48 points of study;
  • 2402 Master of Information Technology after successful completion of 72 points of study.


Master of Information Technology Professional