Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Arts - 2019

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts.

Other commencement years for this course: 2018, 2017 and 2016

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

C2002

Credit points

192

Abbreviated title

BInfoTech/BA

CRICOS code

085535K

Managing faculty

Information Technology

Partner faculty

Arts

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

C2002 (pdf)

Course type

Comprehensive/Comprehensive
Bachelor/Bachelor

Standard duration

4 years FT, 8 years PT

You 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 Arts

Bachelor of Information Technology

Alternative exits

You 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

The globalising nature of information technology calls out for people who have both a strong technical background and an indepth understanding of human society and the factors that are shaping it.

This double degree course is designed to meet this need. As a graduate you will have the technical expertise to shape and manage current and emerging technologies together with the lifelong communication, research and critical thinking skills that are acquired through study in the arts and humanities.

Think about combining behavioural studies with business information systems to assist organisations improve their business processes. Study computer networks and security with criminology or conversely human rights or bioethics, and explore how technology confronts the boundaries between public and private. Or perhaps mix interactive media with communications and media studies or film and screen studies to add complementary skills. Or prepare yourself for an international career in IT by studying another language and culture.

Requirements

The requirements below detail what you must study in order to complete this double-degree course and receive the awards.

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2019handbooks/maps/map-c2002.pdf) provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

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 Bachelor of Information Technology component.

2. 96 points must be completed in Parts A and B as described below in Bachelor of Arts component, of which:

  • no more than 36 points of level 1 units can be completed
  • at least 24 points must be completed at level 3 of which at least 24 points must be arts units.

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 chosen 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 need to 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 selected 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.

Arts component

Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course and in the double degree course you complete Arts specified study and an Arts listed Major.

Part A. Arts specified study (48 points)

You must complete eight units selected from those listed under any major or minor offered in the Bachelor of Arts including at least one arts listed minor (24 points) in an area of study different to your chosen arts major from Part B. A minor requires four units with no more than two units (12 points) at level 1. You may replace the minor with a second arts major by using elective units available in Part A.

It is recommended that you complete level two units in more than one area of arts to give you options for finalising your choice of major at level three.

Part B. Arts listed major (48 points)

Complete at least one arts listed major. 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.

Minors, majors and extended majors

Refer also to the table of minors, majors and extended majors by campusminors, majors and extended majors by campus (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2019handbooks/undergrad/arts-ba-minor-major-extended-major.html) which also details if an area of study is available as a minor, major or extended major.

Note: Psychology is taught by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

Alternative exits

You may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Information Technology or a Bachelor of Arts after three years, depending on the units studied.

If you wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Information Technology prior to the completion of the double degree you 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.

If you wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts prior to the completion of the double degree you must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

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:

  • A3701 Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

You are usually eligible to apply for honours if you achieve a distinction grade average (70%) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level 3. This sometimes also means you need to have completed specific units.