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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the Undergraduate handbook change register for details.

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Information Technology

Managing facultyInformation Technology
Abbreviated titleBBusCom/BITS
CRICOS code054819K
Total credit points required204
Standard duration of study (years)4.5 years FT, 9 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Berwick, Gippsland)
Off-campus (Gippsland)
Contact details

Faculty of Information Technology - Berwick: Email multimedia@infotech.monash.edu.au Gippsland: Email gscit@infotech.monash.edu.au

Course coordinator

Mr Matthew Butler (Faculty of IT, Berwick), Associate Professor Kai Ming Ting (Faculty of IT, Gippsland)

Notes

  • Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete the requirements of the course.

Description

The course is designed to provide maximum flexibility and to allow depth and breadth in the study of the major business and commerce discipline areas. Its structure provides the capacity to tailor applications and focus in different contexts and different environments while ensuring knowledge of the theory, principles and core elements in the relevant discipline areas.

The Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems aims to produce graduates who satisfy the IT needs of industry, government and business. Students will develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes in the broad areas of software development, computer technology, networks and data communications, and information systems.

Objectives

Refer to the Bachelor of Business and Commerce single degree entry at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/courses/2224.html and the Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems single degree entry at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/courses/3334.html.

Professional recognition

This degree is recognised by the following legal entities:

  • Australian Computer Society
  • Australian Securities and Investment Commission
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • CPA Australia
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

Professional recognition may be dependent upon work experience requirements and the correct choice of units.

Structure

The course structure has three main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of business and information technology study
  • a major from the Faculty of Business and Economics selected from majors available on the student's campus of enrolment
  • a set of further units from the Faculty of Information Technology.

Requirements

The degree requires completion of 34 units as follows:

(a.) 16 units (96 points) taken from the Bachelor of Business and Commerce at the student's campus of enrolment as follows:*

(i.) six compulsory common core units (36 points)

* Enrolment in units at another campus is subject to there being capacity after students from that campus have enrolled.

(ii.) a major of eight units (48 points)

  • the major must come from the approved list of majors offered in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce**
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

** Refer to the Bachelor of Business and Commerce entry (Course code 2224) at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/courses/2224.html.

(iii.) additional units selected from the Faculty in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce at the student's campus of enrolment, to reach the required minimum of 16 units

(b.) 18 units (108 points) from the Faculty of Information Technology as follows:

(i) seven common core units (42 points):

(ii) a further 11 six-point units (66 points) taught by the Faculty of Information Technology, comprising at least 18 points at level 2, and at least 36 points at level 3 (including 12 points of level 3 industrial experience or studio units). Faculty of Information Technology units offered on the Berwick and Gippsland campuses are listed below.

Additional degree requirements for the Faculty of Business and Economics:

  • a maximum of eight first-year level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of four third-year level units (24 points)
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second-year level units require the successful completion of three first-year level units and third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units.

Additional degree requirements:

  • a maximum of 14 first-year level units (90 points)
  • a minimum of 10 third-year level units (60 points).

Units offered by the Faculty of Information Technology

FIT units are also available on other campuses of Monash University. For details refer to the Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems (Course code 3334) at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/courses/3334.html.

Berwick

Gippsland

  • FIT1009 e-Commerce systems
  • FIT2005 Systems analysis and design 2
  • FIT2009 Data structure and algorithms
  • FIT2020 Networks and data communications 2
  • FIT2029 Web programming
  • FIT2033 Computer models for business decisions
  • FIT2034 Computer programming 2
  • FIT3002 Applications of data mining
  • FIT3019 Information systems management
  • FIT3021 Infrastructure for e-commerce
  • FIT3028 Multimedia concepts and applications
  • FIT3031 Information and network security
  • FIT3037 Software engineering
  • FIT3046 Operating environments
  • FIT3047 Industrial experience project 1
  • FIT3048 Industrial experience project 2

Award(s)

Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems