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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Course

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 code072258M
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Berwick, Gippsland)
Off-campus (Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3831
Contact details

Website: visit http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/bits

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. Students cannot take additional units that exceed the 192 credit points required for the course. Students wishing to take additional units can only do so on a single unit basis (full-fee paying) with the approval of the faculty.

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

For course objectives refer to the single degree entries for the Bachelor of Business and Commerce at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/courses/2224.html and the Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems 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
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • National Institute of Accountants

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

For further details visit http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/asg/cds/publications/professional-recognition.html

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 32 units as follows:

Business and commerce component

(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)*:

*All unit codes displaying a 'G' as the third character are offered by OCL.

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

  • the major must come from the approved list of Faculty of Business and Economics majors listed in "Areas of Study".
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

** Depending on the major chosen, one or more of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - where this is the case, students will complete additional unit/s as detailed below.

(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.

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.

Information technology and systems component

(b.) 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Information Technology as follows:

(i.) six core information technology units (36 points):

(ii.) a further ten 6-point units (60 points) taught by the Faculty of Information Technology, comprising at least 12 points at level two, and at least 36 points at level three (including 12 points of level three industrial experience or studio units). Faculty of Information Technology units offered on the Berwick and Gippsland campuses are listed below.

Additional degree requirements:

  • a maximum of 14 first-year level units (90 points)
  • a minimum of 8 third-year level units (48 points)

Units offered by the Faculty of Information Technology

FIT units are also available on other campuses of Monash University. For details refer to 3334 Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems.

Berwick

Gippsland

  • FIT1006 Business information analysis
  • FIT2005 Software analysis, design and architecture
  • FIT2009 Data structures and algorithms
  • FIT2020 Network architecture
  • 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
  • FIT3048 Industrial experience project

Areas of Study

Business and Commerce

Information Technology and Systems

Award(s)

Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems