Information Technology and Arts - C2002

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

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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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)
Qualification
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Information Technology
Course Handbook

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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.

Benefits of a double degree

Hear more about how a dual/double degree could give you a unique combination of skills and increase your career opportunities to apply to a larger number of organisations and industries.

Suzannah Richardson, Licensing Specialist at Microsoft

Global Immersion Guarantee (GIG)

GIG is an award-winning initiative that will enable you to explore first-hand the relationships between society, technology and the environment. It’s a two-week, funded study trip for all eligible first-year Monash single or double degree students to one of six destinations.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

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.

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