Bachelor of Commerce Specialist and Bachelor of Information Technology - 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

B2015

Credit points

192

Abbreviated title

BComSpec/BInfoTech

CRICOS code

085444B

Managing faculty

Business and Economics

Partner faculty

Information Technology

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

B2015 (pdf)

Course type

Specialist/Comprehensive
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 Actuarial Science

Bachelor of Economics

Bachelor of Finance

Bachelor of Information Technology

The actual commerce specialist 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

As technology continues to change the way the modern world operates, the need for people who can understand and adapt new technologies for commercial use is increasing. Companies need people who not only implement technology in commercial environments, but who also have the skills to commercialise information technology products and services.

A degree in actuarial science, economics or finance together with a degree in information technology will give you a unique skill set, enabling you to apply your technical IT skills across key areas of commerce.

Professional recognition

Some specific or additional units may be required for professional recognition. 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 for more information regarding accreditation for each of the Bachelor of Commerce specialisations.

Structure

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

Commerce specialist

B2004 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist is a specialist course that develops through the themes of foundation commerce knowledge, specialist discipline knowledge and capstone experience.

Part A. Foundation commerce knowledge

These units will provide you with a comprehensive study of economics and econometrics disciplines and the impact they have on multi-discipline decision-making in organisations. The units consider the impact on the business, professional and public policy communities.

Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge

These units will develop your capacity as a critical and creative professional who is able to apply your knowledge of a specialised area to provide discipline based solutions to commerce. Units contained within the discipline specialisation may meet the requirements for professional accreditation bodies.

Part C. Capstone experience

The capstone unit is designed to consolidate the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the study of your specialisation.

Information technology

C2000 Bachelor of Information Technology is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete the following two parts:

Part A. Information technology specified study

This will provide you with foundation skills and knowledge for your information technology education and ensure a breadth of understanding of information technology and its applications in organisations and society.

Part B. Information technology listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one area of information technology. You will develop the practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in your chosen major needed to successfully plan, develop, implement and evaluate information technology products and systems.

Requirements

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

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/maps/map-b2015.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 Specialist named degree or a Bachelor of Information Technology after three years, depending on the units studied.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce specialist 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 and C for the Bachelor of Commerce specialisation.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Information Technology 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 and B for the Bachelor of Information Technology degree.