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 should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleGradCertCommRes
CRICOS code060356G
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357


Course coordinator

Dr Peter O'Neill


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


The course is designed for students currently enrolled in a higher degree by research who want to better understand the requirements of research commercialisation.


The learning goals associated with this course are to:

  • develop an understanding of commercialisation processes and activities commonly employed to bring research-based ideas, inventions and innovations to market
  • acquire intellectual property management knowledge
  • develop a comprehensive understanding of interpersonal skills relevant to research commercialisation activities including leadership, teamwork and presentation skills.


This course comprises three compulsory units and one elective.


Students must complete:

(a.) three core units (18 points) as follows:

  • BTX9120 Intellectual property laws*
  • AFX9003 Accounting for business
  • MGX9100 Research commercialisation planning

(b.) one of the following units (6 points):

* Note: if BTX9120 is not available in a particular semester of study, students may substitute LAW7223 (Overview of intellectual property).


Graduate Certificate in Commercialising Research