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.
NOTE: For learning outcomes and other relevant information of this double degree, refer to the single degree entries:
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.
The requirements below detail what you must study in order to complete this double-degree course and receive the awards.
Units are 6 points unless otherwise specified. You must complete 192 points:
1. 96 points must be completed in Parts A, B and C as described below in B2004 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist component.
2. 96 points must be completed in Parts A and B as described below in C2000 Bachelor of Information Technology component.
Commerce Specialist component
Bachelor of Commerce Specialist is a specialist course that develops through the themes of foundation commerce knowledge and specialist discipline knowledge.
Part A. Foundation commerce knowledge (24 points)
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.
You must complete:
- ECC1000 Principles of microeconomics
- ECC1100 Principles of macroeconomics
- ETC1000 Business and economic statistics
- ETC2410 Introductory econometrics
Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge and Part C. Capstone experience (72 points)
The specialist discipline knowledge 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. The capstone unit is designed to consolidate the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the study of your specialisation.
You must complete the specialist discipline knowledge and capstone experience requirements for one of the following specialisations:
Information technology component
Bachelor of Information Technology is about the application of computer-based technologies and systems to meet individual and organisation information needs. The course will enable you to gain the knowledge and skills needed to use IT effectively and to use, develop and manage IT-based systems.
Part A. Information technology specified study (48 points)
This will provide you with foundation skills and knowledge for your IT education and ensure a breadth of understanding of IT and its applications in organisations and society.
You must complete:*
a. One introductory programming unit (6 points) from:**
- FIT1051 Programming fundamentals in java
- FIT1045 Algorithms and programming fundamentals in python
- FIT1048 Fundamentals of C++
b. The following four units (24 points):
- FIT1047 Introduction to computer systems, networks and security
- FIT1049 IT professional practice***
- FIT2002 IT project management
- FIT2094 Databases
c. One of (6 points):
- FIT2001 Systems development
- FIT2099 Object-oriented design and implementation
d. Capstone project units (12 points) or an industry-based learning unit (18 points) from:
- capstone project units (12 points) (depending on your choice of major)
Business information systems, computer networks and security, and software development majors
FIT3047 Industry experience studio project 1 and FIT3048 Industry experience studio project 2
Games development and Interactive media majors
FIT3039 Studio project 1 and FIT3040 Studio project 2
- an industry-based learning unit (18 points)
FIT3045 Industry-based learning (18 points)***
Part B. Information technology listed major (48 points)
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 products and systems.
You must complete one of the following information technology listed majors. A major requires eight units with no more than two units at level 1 (12 points) and at least three units (18 points) at level 3.
If you intend to undertake an honours year you should ensure you complete the specific units required as a pre-requisite for honours in your chosen major area of study.
You may be eligible to exit this double degree course early and graduate with one of the single awards once you have successfully completed a total of a 144 points, including all of the requirements for the relevant single degree component.
- 144 points to exit with the Bachelor of Commerce Specialist
- 144 points to exit with the Bachelor of Information Technology
You may be eligible to apply for a one-year honours course once you have successfully completed this double degree, or have completed all of the requirements for one of the single degrees including a total of 144 points. The following honours courses apply:
- B3701 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
- C3701 Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
You are usually eligible to apply for honours if you achieve a distinction grade average (70 percent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level 3. In addition, some majors require particular units to be taken for admission to honours. The details are provided with the requirements for each major to which this applies.