Information Technology

Prepare for a degree in information technology at Monash University with a Diploma of Engineering (IT). You’ll have the skills you need to succeed in the changing world of technology. IT is central to every industry – creating more efficient ways to work, engaging ways to reach customers, and powerful ways to communicate.

After successfully completing a Monash College diploma and achieving the required destination degree score, you will have guaranteed entry into second year at Monash University.

IT teacher demonstrating with PC motherboard

How the program works

Our diplomas are in two parts, part 1 and part 2. The entry requirements in part 2 are higher. In part 1, you’ll learn about the maths and science theory and practical skills you’ll need for university. In part 2, you’ll study the same subjects as first year university students and develop your specialist knowledge of IT. Assessments include group projects, presentations, poster presentations, tutorial assessments and a final exam.

Course information

Destination2nd year IT at Monash University
CampusClayton
DurationPart 1: 8 months
Part 2: 8 months
IntakesFebruary, June and October
Study areaSpecialist: Information Technology
What you will studyPart 1: complete 8 core units
Part 2: complete 5 core units and 3 electives
Contact hours5–7 hours per unit, per week
PrerequisitesPart 1: Mathematics and Chemistry or Physics
Part 2: Mathematics
What it costs

Tuition fees
Part 1 $24,990
Part 2 $28,490

Indicative non-tuition costs

* These costs provide a general indication of what additional fees apply to your course.

1. Scientific Calculator (list of approved calculators provided in the unit outline) up to $300
2. Prescribed text books as indicated in the unit outline ($70-200 each)
3. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Students are required to bring their own device (laptop or tablet) with operating system in English for all courses (cost of device varies)

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Meet Daniel Chua

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DIPLOMA OF ENGINEERING (IT STREAM)

"IT changes all the time, and I like adapting to new things. I've learnt how to complete challenges with other people and I really enjoy working as a team. The learning at Monash College is very practical and interactive. We are always doing activities in our lectures and classes. Because we are learning the same subjects as university students, I know I'll be well-prepared to start at Monash University."

Course structure and units

Trimester  1: 4 monthsTrimester  2: 4 months
MCD1160 Introductory Engineering Computing 
MCD1170 Introductory Chemistry 
MCD1180 Introductory Physics 
MCD1700 Introductory Mathematics
MCD1470 Engineering Practice 
MCD1190 Chemistry A 
MCD1200 Physics A 
MCD1750 Intermediate Mathematics

Download the Diploma of Engineering (IT) Unit Guide (PDF, 0.29 MB)

Trimester  1: 4 monthsTrimester  2: 4 months
MCD4700 Introduction to Computer Systems, Networks and Security
MCD2130 Functions and their Applications
MCD1470 Engineering Practice*

Plus one elective from:

MCD4390 Chemistry 1
MCD4160 Physics for Engineering
MCD2040 Managing People and Organisations
MCD4490 Advanced Mathematics**
MCD4500 Mathematics for Engineering**
MCD2080 Business Statistics***

MCD4140 Computing for Engineering 
MCD4710 Introduction to Algorithms and Programming

Plus two electives from:

MCD4390 Chemistry 1
MCD4160 Physics for Engineering
MCD2040 Managing People and Organisations
MCD4490 Advanced Mathematics**
MCD4500 Mathematics for Engineering**  
MCD2080 Business Statistics***
MCD4290 Engineering Mobile Apps

*If you have already completed this unit in part 1, you will need to study an extra elective unit.

**Mathematics for Engineering MCD4500 is compulsory if you want to study a Bachelor of Computer Science and is available to to students who have passed MCD1220 or MCD4490. MCD4490 is compulsory for students who failed MCD1220 and want to study a Bachelor of Computer Science.

***Business Statistics is compulsory if you want to study a Bachelor of Information Technology.

Download the Diploma of Engineering (IT) Unit Guide (PDF, 0.29 MB)

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What careers can a Diploma of Engineering (IT) lead you to?

Web developer
Digital producer
Web and multimedia producer
Digital project manager
Animator
Infrastructure business analyst 
IT project manager
Desktop systems specialist
Computer games designer
Software developer
Mobile app designer
Technical software consultant