Monash University

Research - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study 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 area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Information Technology
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton, Malaysia
CoordinatorVisit the Faculty Research OfficeFaculty Research Office (


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This program is also applicable to students studying externally.


This program provides Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students with the opportunity to focus on developing knowledge and expertise in their chosen discipline, as well as developing professional skills that will support their career ambitions.

Each student's research will be supported by the development of a range of skills that will help them to become more efficient researchers, ultimately improving the quality of the research and developing generic/transferable skills of value to prospective employers.

Program requirements

All research students will be required to undertake compulsory training in the following areas:

  • research integrity
  • student induction, including occupational health and safety (where required).

Coursework component

All MPhil and PhD students must complete the following coursework units prior to their mid-candidature review:

  • FIT5144 Research strategies and skills
  • FIT6021 Advanced research methods

In addition, students who have not completed prior approved formal research methods training must also complete:

Students may also be directed or encouraged to attend and make presentations at various forums throughout their candidature.

Relevant courses

  • 3337 Master of Philosophy
  • 0190 Doctor of Philosophy