Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Computer Science - 2018

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Information Technology.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

B2008

Credit points

192

Abbreviated title

BCom/BCompSci

CRICOS code

085151D

Managing faculty

Business and Economics

Partner faculty

Information Technology

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

B2008 (pdf)

Course type

Comprehensive/Specialist
Bachelor/Bachelor

Standard duration

4 years FT, 8 years PT

Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)

Award

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Computer Science

Bachelor of Computer Science in Data Science

The actual computer science award conferred depends on the specialisation completed.

Alternative exits

Students may exit the double degree course with the award for one of the single degrees. Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.

Description

Computer science provides solutions to the ever-increasing information challenges in the modern world. Organisations need people who can extract information from the massive datasets generated by banking, commerce and social networks and analyse it to affect real change. Big data is a new frontier in the commercial world.

Combining commerce and computer science gives you the skills to harness big data and commercialise digital innovations or intellectual property. Or you can use your theoretical and practical computing expertise to design and build efficient software solutions for the commercial sector. You have the opportunity to explore areas of interest or develop new ones, or combine your majors to develop key skills.

  • Combine econometrics or actuarial studies with your computational and mathematical flair to create cutting-edge software for the commercial sector.
  • Pair accounting or marketing with computer science to develop new technical products or software designed specifically for accountants and marketers.
  • Specialise in data science and learn how to build and use analytical tools and simulation software to visualise and interpret commercial data.

Professional recognition

Subject to unit choice, the Bachelor of Commerce degree is accredited by relevant Australian professional bodies. Refer to the Monash Business School professional recognitionprofessional recognition (http://www.monash.edu/business/future-students/undergraduate-study-options/after-you-graduate/professional-recognition) page.

Structure

Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.

Commerce

B2001 Bachelor of Commerce is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete the following two parts:

Part A. Commerce specified study

This will provide you with a broad foundation for your study of commerce and expose you to several commerce disciplines. This will contribute breadth to your knowledge of commerce and address the graduate course outcomes. It will also give you the opportunity to learn more about each discipline before finalising your choice of major.

Part B. Commerce listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of your major area of study.

Computer science

C2001 Bachelor of Computer Science is a specialist course that develops through the themes of computer science foundation study, professional skills study, specialist discipline knowledge, problem solving and analytic skills study, and professional skills study which come together in applied practice.

Part A. Computer science foundation study

This study will develop your understanding of the role and theoretical basis of computer science and computational methods.

Part B. Professional skills study

This study develops professional skills by providing an understanding and appreciation of the ethical and professional guidelines applicable to computer science; developing the ability to work as an effective team member; developing the ability to communicate proficiently and appropriately for professional practice; and developing formal project management skills.

Part C. Specialist discipline knowledge

This study will develop your in-depth knowledge of the specific computer science methods of your specialised field within computer science.

Part D. Problem solving and analytical skills study

This study will develop your ability to apply appropriate methodologies in computer science and develop efficient computational solutions. It develops strong problem solving skills and the ability to apply analytical thinking.

Part E. Applied practice

The above knowledge and skills are integrated and consolidated in applied practice as demonstrated in a computer or data science project, and in some cases in an industry-based learning placement.

Requirements

Students must complete 192 points, of which 96 points are from the Bachelor of Commerce (including all the requirements in Part A and B for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Computer Science (including all of the requirements in Part A, B, C, D and E for the single degree).

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/maps/map-b2008.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Alternative exits

Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Commerce or a Bachelor of Computer Science named degree after three years, depending on the units studied.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the commerce requirements in Part A and B for the Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Computer Science named degree prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A, B, C, D and E for the particular computer science specialisation.