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Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems for 2015

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Why study Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems?

Computers and computing devices are now so embedded in our lives that almost everyone uses them with experience and competence. But relatively few people have the knowledge and skills to design and construct the systems we all rely on. This course gives you that expertise.

Our program will give you a deep understanding of the fundamentals of IT and computer-based systems. We offer units across the full IT spectrum - from non-technical areas like the organisational needs of IT to the technologies required to satisfy those needs to the skills to create and implement computer-based systems.

You'll learn in a creative faculty that has used 3D modelling and 3D animation to preserve Australian Indigenous languages and recreate the medieval city of Angkor in Cambodia.

Our flexible degree allows you to tailor your studies to suit your requirements and interests. You can take units across a wide range of IT topics or focus on one or two majors.

Student Trent Rebeiro chose a multimedia major because he enjoyed animating and producing digital content in his spare time at high school. He now runs his own web development business, Southern Pacific Digital. Graduate Janet Saw came from Malaysia to study the course in Melbourne, which she says offered a whole new way of learning and allowed her to study independently. She went on to complete an honours degree.

If you're a high-achieving local student, you can apply for the Industry-Based Learning (IBL) program to complete a 22-week placement in your second or third year and receive a scholarship of up to $19,000.

The course consists of six core information technology units, eight units of further IT-related study, one pair of industry experience or studio project units and eight open electives. If you're selected for an IBL placement, those units will replace your industry experience or studio project units and an elective.

See where this course took one of our graduates

Professional recognitions

Australian

Graduates can apply for professional-level membership of the Australian Computer Society.

Domestic

Entry requirements

Clearly in ATAR score (2014):

  • Applications Development - n/a, Enterprise Information Management - n/a, Games Development - n/a, Information and Communication Technologies - n/a, Information Technology and Systems - 78.25, Multimedia Development - n/a (Caulfield)

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Average annual student contribution
$ 8,650 AUD
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Caulfield: full-time, part-time

Faculty

Faculty of Information Technology

Course code: 3334

CRICOS code: 079337M

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

3 years full-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 32,900 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Caulfield: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Information Technology

Course code: 3334

CRICOS code: 079337M

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Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
Online Enquiry: Enquire Now

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

All applicants must meet the University's English requirements, as well as any other minimum entry requirements and listed course prerequisites. Post-secondary IT-related studies can substitute for the VCE maths prerequisite for this course. In cases where an applicant has completed studies higher than at secondary level, the applicant's entire academic record can be taken into consideration in order to meet the Faculty's entry requirements for the course.

TAFE

A completed Certificate IV with at least a credit (60%) grade average or a completed Diploma with at least a Pass (50%) average is sufficient to meet eligibility requirements.

Certificate IVs and Diplomas can be from any field of study.

Transcripts must provide with graded results. Transcripts listing only competency-based grades will not be considered. Diplomas that are IT-related can receive up to a maximum of 48 points of first year level credit.

UNIVERSITY

An approved pathway program of at least two approved information technology-related units can be undertaken. A pass average is required to be competitive for selection.

COURSE TRANSFERS

Applicants currently undertaking university studies are advised to undertake information technology-related units in their current degree.

  • Applicants who meet entry requirements of the course with their previous Year 12 (or equivalent) qualification, require a minimum of two completed university units to be considered for admission.
  • Applicants who do not meet entry requirements of the course with their previous Year 12 (or equivalent) qualification, must complete at least one semester (four units) of university study, with a Pass (50%) average.
  • Applicants without Year 11 or 12 level mathematics must undertake at least two information technology-related units in their current degree.

Special Tertiary Entry Admissions Test (STAT) (Available to domestic students only)

The STAT, as a pathway for admission into this course, is available to applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirements (ie, Year 12, TAFE). Information available at: http://www.acer.edu.au/tests/stat

All applicants, except those currently completing Year 12, are eligible to sit the STAT.

Note: the overall score required from STAT needs to equate to the clearly-in ATAR of the course for that intake year.

VCE prerequisites

Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL, and
  • A score of at least 3 in any mathematics subject.

Extra requirements

INDUSTRY BASED LEARNING APPLICATIONS

Applicants who wish to apply for the Industry Based Learning (IBL) Program and IBL Entry Scholarship must submit an online application by 2 December 2014.

IBL applicants will be invited to attend an interview conducted by industry partners of the course on 11 December 2014.

Further IBL places will be made available at the completion of the first year of the course.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

Qualification Caulfield
2014 ATAR clearly in for CSP Applications Development - n/a, Enterprise Information Management - n/a, Games Development - n/a, Information and Communication Technologies - n/a, Information Technology and Systems - 78.25, Multimedia Development - n/a

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Current Monash students should apply for an internal transfer directly to the Faculty.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

Current Monash students should apply for an internal transfer directly to the Faculty.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

2015 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

English (Year 12), any mathematics (Australian equivalent Year 11)

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

All applicants must meet the University's English requirements, as well as any other minimum entry requirements and listed course prerequisites. Post-secondary IT-related studies can substitute for the VCE maths prerequisite for this course. In cases where an applicant has completed studies higher than at secondary level, the applicant's entire academic record can be taken into consideration in order to meet the Faculty's entry requirements for the course.

TAFE

A completed Certificate IV with at least a credit (60%) grade average or a completed Diploma with at least a Pass (50%) average is sufficient to meet eligibility requirements.

Certificate IVs and Diplomas can be from any field of study.

Transcripts must provide with graded results. Transcripts listing only competency-based grades will not be considered. Diplomas that are IT-related can receive up to a maximum of 48 points of first year level credit.

UNIVERSITY

An approved pathway program of at least two approved information technology-related units can be undertaken. A pass average is required to be competitive for selection.

COURSE TRANSFERS

Applicants currently undertaking university studies are advised to undertake information technology-related units in their current degree.

  • Applicants who meet entry requirements of the course with their previous Year 12 (or equivalent) qualification, require a minimum of two completed university units to be considered for admission.
  • Applicants who do not meet entry requirements of the course with their previous Year 12 (or equivalent) qualification, must complete at least one semester (four units) of university study, with a Pass (50%) average.
  • Applicants without Year 11 or 12 level mathematics must undertake at least two information technology-related units in their current degree.

Special Tertiary Entry Admissions Test (STAT) (Available to domestic students only)

The STAT, as a pathway for admission into this course, is available to applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirements (ie, Year 12, TAFE). Information available at: http://www.acer.edu.au/tests/stat

All applicants, except those currently completing Year 12, are eligible to sit the STAT.

Note: the overall score required from STAT needs to equate to the clearly-in ATAR of the course for that intake year.

VCE prerequisites

Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL, and
  • A score of at least 3 in any mathematics subject.

English requirements for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall with no band lower than 6.0; TOEFL 550 with a TWE of 4.5; or an Internet-based TOEFL score of 79 with 21 in Writing; Speaking 18; Reading 13 and Listening 12.

More information on English requirements.

Special entry requirements

INDUSTRY BASED LEARNING APPLICATIONS

Applicants who wish to apply for the Industry Based Learning (IBL) Program and IBL Entry Scholarship must submit an online application by 2 December 2013.

IBL applicants will be invited to attend an interview conducted by industry partners of the course at Clayton campus on 11 December 2013.

Further IBL places will be made available at the completion of the first year of the course.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

2015 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Qualification Caulfield
International Baccalaureate 26
A Level GCE (Click on the Undergraduate Qualifications Database link above for details on how the A-Level score is calculated.) 8
China, Gaokao 68% (eg 510 out of 750)

Applications

Semester one (March)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply directly to Monash

Current Monash students should apply for an internal transfer directly to the Faculty.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

Current Monash students should apply for an internal transfer directly to the Faculty.

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

Study areas

APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT

Applications development focuses on the technologies and techniques used to create computer-based systems and the development processes used in the construction of large-scale systems. It aims to prepare students for careers in positions responsible for the development and implementation of software systems. Key topics covered by the major include all aspects of the development process ranging from systems analysis and design to programming and implementation.

ENTERPRISE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Enterprise information management focuses on the nature of information and information needs, and the types of IT-based systems which organisations and individuals use to meet them. It aims to prepare students for careers in positions responsible for analysing and evaluating information needs, ensuring appropriate information structures and management strategies, and implementing and managing information systems. Key topics covered in the major include information and knowledge management, information system capabilities, information architectures, and the processes by which application systems are selected, acquired and operated.

GAMES DEVELOPMENT

Games development provides students with a detailed knowledge and understanding of the processes and technologies used in the development of games, and their associated technical and creative content. It examines all aspects of games development from both a theoretical and a practical perspective. Students are taught the main technologies and tools used in the games industry, with an emphasis on game and interactive software development. Key topics covered in the major include games programming, games artificial intelligence, games design, and current and emerging games technologies.

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

Information and communication technologies focuses on the hardware and network technologies on which computer systems are run and the management and support needs associated with them. It aims to prepare students for careers in positions responsible for building, managing and maintaining organisational IT infrastructure. Key topics covered in the major include networks and data communications, network administration, web-based technologies, database, IT security, and IT infrastructure management.

MULTIMEDIA DEVELOPMENT

Multimedia development focuses on teaching students the knowledge and skills needed for analysis, design and implementation of computer based multimedia products, services and systems. Students will learn how to make effective use of multimedia as a method of representing information, and develop their knowledge and skills in using the technologies which are required to make digital multimedia. Key topics covered by the major include imaging, sound and video, animation, 3-D modelling and emerging multimedia technologies.

  • Career opportunities

    Information technology and systems opens up a huge range of career opportunities. Our graduates work all over the world for governments, corporations and themselves. It is hard to imagine a job anywhere in any professional field where you will not be able to make use of knowledge and skills in the use of IT.

    You could work in a range of roles, including as a specialist programmer, systems analyst, business analyst, database administrator, games developer, multimedia developer and IT consultant.

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