School of Information Technology

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The Monash South Africa School of Information Technology (SIT) is part of the Faculty of Information Technology. With over 3000 students across six schools spanning campuses and countries), Monash has one of the largest IT faculties in the world. According to the 2011 QS World University Rankings for Computer Science and Information Systems we are in the top 60 universities in the world for technology research, and we have more than a hundred academic staff actively involved in research and able to provide supervision to post-graduate students.


SIT's world-class research is globally relevant but locally focused. From programming and database design to project management and human interface design, our research informs our teaching and advances our learning. We are designing systems that will give regional and marginal communities access to IT without the need for expensive infrastructure. And we're turning mobile phones into nodes that become 'virtual networks' and creating 'e-postboxes' for communities.

We host the International Development Informatics Association, which functions as a forum for researchers and practitioners in the field of developing information communication technology solutions within the constraints of geographic and social remoteness. Our annual workshops and international conferences are attended by specialists from all over the world.

SIT has excellent relationships with Monash campuses in Australia and Malaysia as well as international research cooperation with prestigious international institutes like the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Professional recognition

Our degrees are relevant and professionally recognised. The Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences is accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee and the Australian Computer Society. And we're constantly measuring ourselves against industry benchmarks and market need - our curriculum reflects the recommendations of global leaders like the Association for Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Association for Information Systems.

Our community commitment

We have a strong commitment to use IT and its applications to improve the human condition in a socially responsible and innovative way. This commitment includes all aspects of the school's mission: teaching, research and service. We encourage staff and students to work in partnership with local, regional and international communities to achieve mutually beneficial goals. SIT is proud of our engagement with communities in many successful projects and acknowledges the contributions of our community partners, staff and students to their success.

Visit the Faculty of Information Technology in Australia.

Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences

Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences

Honours degree of Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences

Honours degree of Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences

Don't meet the prerequisites?

See our Foundation Programme in Information Technology

Message from the head of Information Technology

Hear from the head of our school - Dr Jacques Steyn