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Monash University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Research

The Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Research (GCITR) offers a pathway to higher-level research in information technology. This course is for high achieving students who have completed a relevant undergraduate and coursework master's degree but do not have a research component required to be eligible to apply for a research degree.

GCITR Students will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project on a selected topic. They will work closely with a supervisor who will provide the student with individual guidance and academic counseling. The GCITR will consist of 4 units that can be completed in half a year. The Certificate will only be offered as part of a package with a conditional offer to enter the FIT Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy.

Campus Information


Clayton campus has around 26,000 students and is the largest of all eight campuses. It is located 20km south-east of Melbourne.


Caulfield campus is Monash University's second largest campus, nine kilometres south-east of Melbourne.


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  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

  • Not Eligible for PSW

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria


An undergraduate degree (equivalent to an Australian degree) and a Masters's coursework degree at a recognized tertiary institution in information technology or related discipline with an overall average of at least 75% across all units.

This course is offered as a pathway to higher-level research. It can only be undertaken as part of a package with conditional entry to the Faculty of Information Technology's Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy courses.

  • Course Code: 091548K
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 06 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 21400 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: 100 AUD
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