Bachelor of Business 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

B2017

Credit points

192

Abbreviated title

BBus/BInfoTech

CRICOS code

085441E

Managing faculty

Business and Economics

Partner faculty

Information Technology

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

B2017 (pdf)

Course type

Comprehensive/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 (Caulfield)

All business studies are completed at Caulfield; all information technology studies are completed at Clayton.

Award

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Information Technology

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

Businesses, big and small, rely on technology and information systems to operate successfully in a rapidly changing global market.

This combination of business and information technology gives you the skills to apply business principles and knowledge across the IT sector or assist businesses to implement new technological advances. You have the opportunity to explore areas of interest or develop new ones, or combine your majors to develop key skills. You could:

  • combine majors in accounting and software development to create new software programs for accountants
  • mix games development and marketing to help you develop and sell the next big video game
  • join business information systems and business statistics to work in the growing field of data analytics.

Professional recognition

Subject to unit choice, the Bachelor of Business 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.

The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) as meeting the standard of knowledge for professional-level membership.

Requirements

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 and B as described below in B2000 Bachelor of Business component, of which:

  • at least 24 points must be completed at level 3

2. 96 points must be completed in Parts A and B as described below in C2000 Bachelor of Information Technology component.

Business component

Bachelor of Business is a comprehensive course, designed to provide you with a high-level skill in a range of key business disciplines.

Part A. Business specified study (48 points)

This will provide you with a broad foundation for your study of business and expose you to several business disciplines. It will contribute breadth to your knowledge of business and develop your understanding of multi-disciplinary decision making in organisations. It will also give you the opportunity to learn more about each discipline before finalising your choice of major.

Students complete:

a. The following seven units (42 points):

b. One capstone, project, international or internship experience unit (minimum 6 points) chosen from the units listed below.

Note: Students who wish to choose a 12 point unit must discuss course progression with the Faculty.

Capstone unit

  • BEX3000 Current issues in business
  • BEX3150 Sustainability practice and organisations

Corporate project

International experience

  • ACX3500 International study program in accounting
  • BEX3622 Issues in global business
  • BEX3722 Engaging with international business
  • BFX3871 International study program in banking and finance
  • MKX3521 Global study programs in marketing

Internships

Part B. Business listed major (48 points)

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.

You must complete one business listed major from your campus of enrolment. A major requires eight units with no more than two units (12 points) at level 1 credited to the major and at least three units (18 points) at level 3 credited to the major.

Depending on the major you choose, you may have already studied one of the required units as part of your business specified study. If so, you must complete an additional business unit offered on your campus of enrolment to have at least 96 points from the Faculty of Business and Economics.

If you intend to undertake an honours year, you should ensure you complete the specific units required for honours in your chosen major area of study.

Majors and minors

Refer also to the table of majors and minors

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)***

* If a unit is used for both IT specified study above and a major, you will complete additional units offered by the faculty of IT to ensure a total of at least 96 points of information technology study (any unit starting with code FIT).

** Before making your choice, refer to your anticipated major as a particular one of these may be required for your major.

*** This option is available only if you are selected to participate in the Industry-based learning (IBL) program. If you intend to apply for the IBL program, please discuss your course progression with faculty staff. If you are selected for the IBL program, 6 points of the 18-points IBL project will replace an elective in the major in Part B. below.

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 one (12 points) and at least three units (18 points) at level three.

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.

Alternative exits

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 Business
  • 144 points to exit with the Bachelor of Information Technology

Progression to further studies

Honours

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 admissions to honours. The details are provided with the requirements for each major to which this applies.