In an age of increasing technological advancements the synergy between science and information technology will only become stronger. IT underpins virtually all areas of science and the world needs graduates who can straddle both.
In this double degree course you will acquire creative and analytical skills to use IT to advance science. This could be anything from designing a stunning visualisation of scientific data, to building an app for fieldwork data collection to setting up the business IT processes to deliver a scientific product via the internet.
Depending on IT major you choose, you could:
- use your technical skills from software development to create simulations and visualisations for anything from weather forecasting to threatened species population modelling
- apply your creative skills and design flair from interactive media or games development to create an app or game that gets kids excited about science
- use your practical understanding of business information systems to launch a science-enabled online business
- put your networks and security skills to work setting up the scientific instrumentation for tsunami warning or monitoring ice melts in Antarctica.
Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.
C2000 Bachelor of Information Technology is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:
Part A. Information technology specified study
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.
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 products and systems.
S2000 Bachelor of Science is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:
Part A. Science specified study
This will provide you with the mathematical or statistical foundation for your study of science and address the nature of science and its communication. It will also expose you to several science disciplines contributing breadth to your understanding of science and giving you the opportunity to learn about several disciplines before finalising your choice of major.
Part B. Science listed major
This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will learn to develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the discipline.
Students must complete 192 points, of which 96 points are from the Bachelor of Information Technology (including all the requirements in Part A and B for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Science (including all 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-c2003.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.
Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Information Technology or a Bachelor of Science after three years, depending on the units studied.
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.
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Science 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 Science degree.