Summer and winter semester

Summer and Winter units are a great way to speed up your course and can help you to manage your coursework requirements.

How to enrol in a summer or winter unit

Summer 2021 – 2022

The Faculty is offering the following units at Clayton campus in summer 2021/2022. Units will run in Summer A and Summer B teaching periods. Summer A teaching will start after semester 2 2021 exams and finish in late February 2022. Summer B will start in early January 2022 and finish in late February.  Detailed teaching (including unit withdrawal and census) and exam dates will be available soon. Please check these dates carefully when available as they will differ from the official University dates.

Note that summer units are taught in intensive mode over 6 weeks (double the speed of a normal teaching period). You should not complete more than 2 summer units over this period as this is equivalent to an overload.

Summer A

FIT5057 Project management
FIT5195 Business intelligence and data warehousing
FIT5201 Machine learning
FIT5215 Deep learning
FIT5225 Cloud computing and security
FIT5145 Introduction to data science

Summer B

FIT2094/FIT3171 Databases
FIT3175 Usability
FIT3173 Software security

FIT5152 User interface design and usability
FIT5205 Data in society

October 2021

The Faculty is also offering a number of units online in the October teaching period. The October period will be a full 12-week teaching period starting on 25 October 2021. These units will be available to continuing students under the following conditions:

  1. You must have satisfied the prerequisites for October units by the time teaching starts - so you can’t be enrolled in a prerequisite unit in semester 2 since results for semester 2 won’t be available until 6 December. The October census date is after the semester 2 results release (9 December) so if you are enrolled in a prerequisite unit in semester 2 and fail it, you will be invalidated from the October unit.
  2. You can’t enrol in more than 6 units (36 points) across both semester 2 and the October teaching period. So if you are enrolled in 4 units in semester 2, you will be able to enrol in 2 units in October, if you are enrolled in 3 units in semester 2, you will be able to enrol in 3 units in October. This is because the semester 2 exam period will overlap with the start of October teaching.

October Units

FIT1008 Introduction to computer science
FIT1045 Algorithms and programming fundamentals in python
FIT1047 Introduction to computer systems, networks and security
FIT1051 Programming fundamentals in java
FIT1050 Web fundamentals
FIT1046 Interactive media foundations
FIT2001 Systems analysis and design
FIT2002 IT project management
FIT2081 Mobile apps development
MAT1830 Discrete mathematics in computer science

FIT9131 Programming foundations in java
FIT9132 Introduction to databases
FIT9136 Algorithms and programming foundations in Python
FIT9137 Introduction to computer architecture and networks
FIT5125 IT research methods

All offerings proposed for Summer and October will run subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Enrolling at the Malaysia campus?

Students wanting to enrol in a summer unit at the Malaysia campus must refer to the enrolment process on the Monash Malaysia School of IT website.

Discontinue a Summer or Winter unit

You can discontinue some summer and winter units in the Web Enrolment System (WES) and avoid financial or academic penalties. If WES will not allow you to discontinue, you need to complete an Enrolment Amendment Form by the unit discontinuation date.  Unit discontinuation dates are listed on our Summer and Winter unit pages.