Information Technology and Arts - C2002

Information Technology and Arts

Bachelor degree/Bachelor degree

Information technology is everywhere today, intertwined with the fundamental structures of our society. Often, though, IT is taken for granted, or else treated as too mysterious to understand.
The globalizing nature of the information technology industry 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.

This course leads to two separate degrees:

  • the Bachelor of Information Technology, and
  • the Bachelor of Arts.


You will gain all the benefits of each degree course (see Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Arts) and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field or both in combination.


Think about combining Behavioural studies (Arts) with Business information systems (IT) to assist organisations improve their business processes. Study Computer networks and security (IT) with Criminology (Arts) or conversely Human rights (Arts) or Bioethics (Arts), and explore how technology confronts the boundaries between public and private.  Or perhaps mix Multimedia development (IT) with Communications and Media (Arts) or Film and screen studies (Arts) to add complementary skills. Or prepare yourself for an international career in IT by studying another language and culture.


This double degree will give you the highly sought-after combination of strong technical, communication and critical-thinking skills. Graduates with this breadth are likely to find employment in a range of small and large organisations, across both the public and private sectors

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At a glance

ATAR

81.70 Note Lowest Selection Rank to which an offer was made
76.50 Note 2018 lowest ATAR to which an offer was made

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
Tick Tick N/A

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
Duration
  • 4 years (full time)
  • 8 years (part time)
Start date First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Qualification Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Information Technology
Course Handbook

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Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

ATAR requirements

ATAR

81.70 Note Lowest Selection Rank to which an offer was made
76.50 Note 2018 lowest ATAR to which an offer was made

Subject prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

Australian VCE subjects

English
Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL.

Maths
Units 1 & 2: satisfactory completion of two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 & 4: any mathematics

Sciences/Other
N/A

IB subjects

English
At least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL

Maths
At least 3 in any mathematics subject

Sciences/Other
N/A

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

VET Diploma graduates:

Applicants can meet the mathematics prerequisite of the IT degree with either a VCE maths subject (with appropriate score) or with an IT-related Diploma. To be considered for the double degree, applicants will normally require at least 60% average. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements.

VET Certificate IV graduates:

Applicants can meet the mathematics prerequisite of the IT degree with either a VCE maths subject (with appropriate score) or with an IT-related Certificate. To be considered for the double degree, applicants will normally require at least 60% average. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements.

University course transfers:

Applicants who already meet minimum entry requirements of the course with their previous Year 12 (or equivalent) qualification require at least two completed university units to be considered for admission. More units (especially in IT and Arts /humanities areas) will be useful for selection. Applicants who do not meet minimum entry requirements of the course with their previous Year 12 (or equivalent) qualification must complete at least one academic year (equivalent to eight Monash units) with at least a 60%average.

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Extra requirements for Information Technology:
Applicants who wish to apply for the Industry Based Learning (IBL) Program and IBL Entry Scholarship must submit an online application and will be invited to attend an interview conducted by industry partners at Clayton campus. Further IBL places will be made available at the completion of the first year of the course.

Extra requirements for Arts:

Not applicable

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

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

Applicants for the Malaysia campus should apply directly to the campus. More information can be found by visiting the Malaysia campus website.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash with the course code C2002

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: C2002

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$8100

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$31,400

Scholarships

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

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

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

The Bachelor of Information Technology is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

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 organizations and society.

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.

The Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

A. Arts specified study

This will expose you to several Arts disciplines areas of study contributing breadth to your knowledge of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It will also give you the opportunity to learn about several areas of study before finalising your choice of major and minor.

B. Arts listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in one Faculty of Arts listed major area of study. You will learn to critically analyse, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the area of study.