Postgraduate

In 2018 and 2019 the Faculty of Information Technology undertook a review of its postgraduate course portfolio. As a result, there have been changes to our postgraduate programs in 2020 including a consolidation of the Faculty’s teaching (and staff) at the Clayton campus in 2020.

From semester 1, 2020, all commencing IT postgraduate students will begin their studies at the Clayton campus and the Faculty will begin transitioning all current students studying at Caulfield to Clayton. The transition of students from Caulfield to Clayton will take approximately 12 months to complete (with most postgraduate units remaining at Caulfield until semester 2, 2020).

Postgraduate units offered at Clayton in semester 1, 2020

FIT5047 Fundamentals of artificial intelligence (previously Intelligent systems)
FIT5057 Project management
FIT5136 Software engineering
FIT5145 Introduction to data science
FIT5147 Data exploration and visualisation
FIT5197 Statistical data modelling (previously Modelling for data analysis)
FIT5216 Modelling discrete optimisation problems (new in 2020)
FIT9123 Introduction to business information systems
FIT9130 Systems analysis and design
FIT9131 Programming foundations in Java
FIT9132 Introduction to databases
FIT9136 Algorithms and programming foundations in Python
FIT9137 Introduction to computer architecture and networks
MAT9004 Mathematical foundations for data science

The majority of remaining postgraduate units will move to Clayton in semester 2, 2020.

Units that will remain at Caulfield in semester 2, 2020

FIT5120 Industry experience studio project
FIT5122 Professional practice

Units no longer offered in 2020

Following the 2018/2019 course review, a number of PG units will no longer be offered. See course specific information for replacements for these if this is required.

FIT5011 Network design and performance
FIT5034 Quality of service and network management
FIT5104 Information and knowledge management professional practice
FIT5111 Information systems development practices
FIT5141 Advanced topics in information technology
FIT5142 Advanced data mining
FIT5178 Applied project management
FIT5194 Computer based global project management
FIT5211 Algorithms and data structures
FIT9133 Programming foundations in Python
FIT9134 Computer architecture and operating systems
FIT9135 Data communications

Course specific information

Summary of course changes for 2020

In the 2020 course foundation:

  • FIT9134 Computer architecture and operating systems and FIT9135 Data communications have been merged to become one unit: FIT9137 Introduction to computer architecture and networks.
  • FIT9133 Programming foundations in Python has been replaced by FIT9136 Algorithms and programming foundations in Python. FIT9136 will still contain python programming, but will also cover the basics of data structure and algorithms, including their design, analysis and implementation in Python.
  • All students commencing studies in 2020 will be required to complete FIT5125 IT research methods as a core unit.
  • All Master’s programs have changed their core unit requirements.
  • The Master of Networks and Security (C6002) has changed names to become the Master of Cybersecurity (for students commencing in 2020).
    • The networks stream of the MNS has been removed and been replaced with further cybersecurity units.
  • The Master of Data Science (C6004) streams in Data Analytics and Data Science have been removed.
Transition arrangements for students commencing prior to 2020

If you commenced your degree prior to 2020, you should follow the course outline for the year you commenced your studies. If you have not yet completed one or more of the pre-2020 core units that are no longer offered, follow the instructions below and enrol in the approved replacement unit.

Master of Information Technology (C6001)
FIT9134 – replace with FIT9136
FIT9135 – replace with FIT9137

Master of Business Information Systems (C6003)
FIT5104 – replace with FIT5122 (if you are completing the library/archive and Industry Experience streams)
– replace with a level 5 MBIS unit (if you are completing the library/archive and research streams)

Master of Data Science (C6004)
FIT9133 – replace with FIT9136
FIT9134 – replace with FIT9137 (or choose FIT9123 as outlined in the Handbook)

Master of Networks and Security (C6002)
FIT9133 – replace with FIT9136 * (or choose FIT9131 as outlined in the Handbook)
FIT9134 – replace with FIT9136 *
FIT9135 – replace with FIT9137 *

Note: If you have not yet completed both of FIT9133 AND FIT9134, you will complete FIT9131 Programming foundations in Java AND FIT9136 Programming foundations in python.

The following MNS units will be offered for the final time in 2020 as we teach out the networks stream of this degree:

FIT5010 Network protocols standards (semester 1)
FIT5083 Network infrastructure (semester 1)

If you have not yet completed your two Networks stream units, you should enrol in both these units in semester 1, 2020.

Transfers to 2020 Course Structure

Students interested in transferring to the 2020 versions of any of the Master’s degrees should submit their request in writing to ask.monash. These will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and approval will depend on how far you have progressed in your current course version.