Monash University - Faculty of Information Technology

The Monash community includes more than 62,000 students from over 130 countries. Monash is the only university in Australia's prestigious Group of Eight* to have a dedicated Faculty of Information Technology, recognising the importance of IT as a separate group of disciplines, such as business information systems, multimedia applications, computer science and software engineering.

Prestige and global recognition

At Monash we are in the business of discovering how IT can help us meet key global challenges in the 21st century. We research how IT can better support and promote health and medicine, productivity and innovation, and social inclusion. We explore IT's role in supporting sustainable practices in water, energy and the manufacturing and delivery of goods and services.

Monash is ranked in the top 100 in the world for computer science by the 2014 QS World University Rankings.

Excellent facilities and flexible study options

The faculty teaches and conducts research on two Australian campuses (Caulfield and Clayton), and two international campuses (Malaysia and South Africa). World-class facilities include more than 1500 work stations networked across the Australian teaching campuses, upgraded every two to three years.

Renowned research excellence

The Faculty of Information Technology is one of the largest research organisations in Australia, with over 80 per cent of the academic staff research-qualified to PhD or masters level, and around 200 students undertaking PhD and masters by research projects.

IT research at Monash is focused on the following four research flagships:

Computational Biology: This cross-disciplinary research flagship aims to address major computational challenges in life science and medicine, building on the faculty's key strengths in artificial intelligence, machine learning and optimisation research.

Data Systems and Cybersecurity: This flagship encompasses research into innovative data management, storage and indexing techniques as well as addressing the challenge of keeping data secure in the rapidly changing and increasingly online data ecosphere.

IT for Resilient Communities: This flagship's research focuses on how information technologies can enable the development of strong, healthy and resilient communities and cultures, promote and support social inclusion, and bridge the digital and information divides.

Machine Learning: This research program investigates the mathematical and practical foundations of discovering knowledge from data.

Modelling, Optimisation and Visualisation (MOVi): The aim of this research flagship is to develop optimisation and visualisation technology that can help decision-makers in organisations large and small to make better, more informed decisions to improve the quality and efficiency of their services.

Diverse, quality programs

Courses are available at all levels, from undergraduate (bachelor and honours) degrees through to graduate certificates and diplomas, and onto masters (research, coursework or minor thesis) and doctoral degrees. Programs are offered across all IT disciplines, from business and information systems management to technical specialisations such as network computing, software engineering and multimedia applications.

Industry experience

International students enrolling into an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree at an Australian campus may complete either an Industry Based Learning (IBL) placement or Industry Experience (IE) project.

The IBL program partners students with leading global and Australian organisations to offer outstanding placement opportunities and scholarships valued up to AUD$17,000.

The IE project gives students the opportunity to work with a real business client. Students will apply the knowledge and skills they have learnt throughout their degree in a genuine professional environment.

*The Group of Eight is an association of Australia's research-intensive universities. For more information, see

Jaeyoung Im (Harold), Korea

Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems

Harold, an international student from Korea chose to study at Monash University due to its excellent international reputation and because it is the largest Information Technology faculty in Australia. While studying the Bachelor of Information Technology Systems an important part of the degree was the Industry Experience (IE) project undertaken. The IE project gives students the opportunity to develop an IT system for a business client. Students apply the knowledge and skills they have learned throughout their degree. They learn to deal with and handle issues such as team management, collaboration and time management while working with a real-life client.

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