Information Technology

Bachelor degree (honours) - 1 year

Distinguish yourself from your IT peers and open up research opportunities in an area of interest by adding an honours year to your bachelor's course.

This is a prestigious program of coursework and research in information technology for high achieving students who have completed a relevant undergraduate degree. You will gain an understanding of the basic conceptual, methodological and implementation issues of IT-related research and the chance to apply this knowledge. You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project on your selected topic, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. The course offers a pathway to higher level research in information technology.

Available for full and part-time study at our Clayton or Caulfield campuses, an Honours year will stimulate your thinking and open up new opportunities.

For students looking to begin study in 2016

At a glance

Course Details

Location(s): On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
Duration: 1 year (full time), 2 years (part time)
Start date: First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Qualification: Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

Information about fees

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum entry requirements


Successful completion of a relevant Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a credit average (at least 60 percent) in all units and a distinction average (at least 70 percent) or higher in 24 points of third year IT units; 

ORQualifications and experience deemed by the Faculty Education Committee to be preparation equivalent to attainment of the undergraduate degree of the standard specified above.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Alternative entry pathways

Multiple pathways to this course

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course, including pathways for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. .More about special admissions schemes...

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)
Apply directly to Monash using the relevant course code.

Semester two (July)
Apply directly to Monash using the relevant course code.

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: C3701

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

  • pay all of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
  • defer payment through the HECS HELP loan scheme.


We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Course Structure

This course consists of a combination of coursework and research. In the coursework component you will develop advanced theoretical and/or technical knowledge of information technology and research methodologies appropriate to your topic. In the research component you will plan and execute a research project under the individual guidance of an academic supervisor.

For more information visit the faculty website