Our history

We’ve been making a difference – for decades

Over the years, our faculty has evolved with the world to ensure maximum efficiency and continuity of impact.

Established in 1990, we were originally called the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology as the result of a merger between Monash University and the Chisholm Institute of Technology. Seven years later, we changed our name to the Faculty of Information Technology.

Professor Cliff Bellamy was our Foundation Dean. He shepherded staff and students into the age of the internet, with its proliferation of new technologies.

Three years after our inception, Monash University was invited to become a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) – a coalition of Australia's most prestigious research-intensive universities. To this day, Monash is the only Go8 university with a faculty dedicated to information technology.

Over 30 rich, memorable years, we’ve engaged in hundreds of transformative research projects and empowered thousands of students.

The result? Over 33,000 alumni across 155 countries, an expansive network of like-minded partner organisations – and a history of worldwide impact.