Information Technology

Information Technology

Information technology (IT) is fast-paced and ever-changing. More than ever, people and organisations are seeing opportunities to leverage IT, and as an IT professional you’re a vital part of this transformation. At Monash, we’re in the business of discovering how IT can help meet the key global challenges of the 21st century.

Choose your Monash College pathway

Monash College offers two pathways into Information Technology degrees at Monash University.

Pathway diagram Arts Business IT Science

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Foundation yearDiploma of Information Technology Part 2
Where it leads

First year of:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science Advanced (Honours)
  • Information Technology

Second year of:

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
Double degrees Yes, provided you meet the prerequisites Yes, provided you meet the prerequisites of the available double degrees
Monash College Campus Bourke Street, Melbourne Clayton
Duration 12 months (standard program) 8 months
Specialisation General university preparation Information technology focused
Units studied Complete 2 English units + 6 electives.
Choose from 13 subjects.
Mathematics is a prerequisite.      
Complete 5 core Information Technology units + 3 electives. 
2019 FeesA$27,900 (standard) A$32,000

Hear from an Information Technology Alumni

SCOTT XIE, CHINA
DIPLOMA OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BACHELOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
IT TEACHER, MONASH COLLEGE

"With my teacher’s support, I did pretty well in my Diploma. I was awarded a scholarship after I graduated from Monash College before completing my IT bachelor degree at Monash University in 2018 with a major in software development. I find that my life is now full of career possibilities, and that’s how studying at Monash College has changed my life."

Rankings

45th

In the world for Engineering and Technology
(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017)

76–100

In the world for Engineering, Technology and Computer Sciences
(Academic Ranking of World Universities by Field 2016)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

Computer Science and Information Systems 51–100

Specialisations

  • Business information systems
  • Computer networks and security
  • Computer science
  • Creative computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data science
  • Games design
  • Games development
  • Information and society
  • IT for business
  • Mobile apps development
  • Multimedia development
  • Software development
  • Software engineering
  • Web development

How we teach

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RISHAAD ABDOOLA
DIPLOMA OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TEACHER

"Our approach focuses on a 'learning by doing' in a collaborative environment. We use the latest technology for interactive learning activities in our lectures."

Your career options

Attaining a Monash University degree in Information Technology can lead you to a career in:

  • Computer games and multimedia
  • Data science
  • IT consulting
  • IT forensics
  • Networks and security
  • Project management
  • Software development
  • Specialist programming
  • Technical analyst