Information Technology - C2000

Information Technology

Bachelor degree

Information technology (IT) is everywhere, but its power comes from the creative intelligence of the people behind it. Become the expert who designs and creates the IT systems we all rely on.

This highly practical course gives you the problem-solving skills you need to drive the ongoing revolution in the way we:

  • communicate
  • conduct business
  • experience the world

At Australia's leading IT Faculty, you will learn from the best in a cutting-edge environment. Flexibility and choice - through our comprehensive range of majors, minors and double degrees - let you develop your strengths and explore new areas.

Through real-world industry projects or placements, and with generous scholarships available, you'll hit the ground running - ready to embark on an exciting career.

You can tailor your studies to suit your interests and career aspirations. The choice is yours:

  • Your IT major or extended major - develop deep expertise.
  • IT electives - a huge range from 'Business Analytics' to 'Cybersecurity' and 'Social Informatics'.
  • Monash-wide electives - complement your flair for IT or indulge your other passions.
  • Double degree - gain an extra qualification in Arts, Business, Commerce, Design, Education or Science.
  • Be global - study at Monash locations in Malaysia, South Africa or Italy, or at one of our prestigious partner universities.
  • Go further - high-achieving students can add an Honours research year or a 1.5-year IT Masters degree.

In your final year, you will put into practice the skills and knowledge you gained during the course, through an industry experience, games or multimedia studio project.

Alternatively, you can apply throughthe highly regarded Industry Based Learning (IBL) program to do one or two half-year placements with our industry partners (leading Australian and globalorganisations). Placements count towards your course and are supported by generous scholarships. Each year, 100 percent of our IBL students who seek employment have received graduate job offers.

The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

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

Majors, extended majors and minors

In this course, you can choose from the following majors, extended majors and minors. Some are only available as minors or only in certain locations, so click through to see the full details.

"Monash is very well known worldwide for its excellent IT education and it has a very good reputation for having courses that fit the needs of the IT industry, and teachers with rich industry and teaching experiences." - Howard (Houzuo) Guo Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems.

Suzannah Richardson

Joe Foreman

“I work as a senior editor and animator at Fuzzy TV. I worked on many television shows for ONE HD, Foxtel and Fuel TV. The Monash degree in Multimedia is the reason why I’m here today.”

“Without my qualification from Monash, and the experiences facilitated by Monash, I am certain I would not be in my current position today.” - Jamie Tarling, completed an Industry Experience placement – Technology Business Analyst, ANZ.

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

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 at least 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 prerequisites with either a VCE mathematics subject (with appropriate score) or with an IT-related Diploma. To be considered, applicants will normally require at least a 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. IT related diplomas may receive up to a maximum of 48 points of first year level credit.

VET Certificate IV graduates:

Applicants can meet the mathematics prerequisites with either a VCE mathematics subject (with appropriate score) or with an IT-related Certificate IV. To be considered, applicants will normally require at least a 70% 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.

Entire academic record
This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

University single units:

For applicants who do not have any formal qualifications, two single approved information technology-related units at an Australian higher education institution may satisfy minimum entry requirements, but more units will be useful for selection. Applicants should have at least a 60% average in their studies. Studies must have been completed within two years of intended commencement of the course.

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.
  • Applicants who do not meet entry requirements of the course with their previous Year 12 (or equivalent) qualification usually must have completed at least one academic year of university study with at least a 60% average.
  • Applicants without the prerequisite mathematics must have undertaken at least two information technology‐related units in their current degree.

STAT: The STAT cannot be used as the sole pathway for admission into this course. STAT can be used to complement an applicant’s overall academic background.

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.
Entire academic record
This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Multiple pathways to this course

Applicants who have successfully completed Year 12 are eligible to apply for this course.

Applicants with no formal secondary or tertiary qualifications are not eligible to apply for this course. This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course.More about special admissions schemes...

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites

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 entry requirements

Level A
IELTS: 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0) TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE of 4.5 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash with the course code C2000

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash with the course code C2000

Current Monash students

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

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.

International fee

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

A$41,400

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Enrolment Obligations

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.

CRICOS code: 085120M

Our Comprehensive courses allow you to select from a wide range of subjects within a broad field of study. You can choose a Monash Comprehensive course in five broad fields: arts, business, commerce, information technology or science, and then customise your course to make it uniquely yours.In this course, you will study a range of subjects from across the information technology field, broadening your knowledge in this area while also deepening your knowledge in at least one subject that will become your major.

Partner with another course

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 up to two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.