Global Studies and Information Technology - A2015

Design a game for social change or develop a cybersecurity system that supports a non-profit across the world. Combining your international communication skills with the technical expertise to shape and manage current and emerging technologies, you’ll have the background and understanding to work with NGOs and big business alike with this highly practical double degree.

In this course, you’ll learn how the application of computer-based technologies meets individual and organisational information needs, while developing communication across cultural borders and formulating innovative solutions for social change.

This course leads to two separate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Information Technology

You will gain all the benefits of each degree course (see Bachelor of Global Studies/Bachelor of Information Technology) and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field or a combination of both. The Bachelor of Global Studies course focusses on key capabilities: creativity, teamwork, cross-cultural collaboration, critical thinking, self-learning, analytical writing skills. Cultivate a rich understanding of the interplay of local, regional and global forces and equip yourself with sharp analytical abilities and flexible, imaginative and well-informed approaches. With Global Studies you can specialise in cultural competence, international relations, international studies or human rights. The Bachelor of Information Technology will enable you to gain the knowledge and skills needed to use IT effectively and to develop and manage IT-based systems. The course covers a wide range of aspects of IT – from technical computing, games and immersive media to business information needs and the way in which IT can be used to support them.

Integral to the double degree is a compulsory overseas study component and you have a huge range of countries and international opportunities to choose from through the Global Immersion Guarantee, study tours, or by studying at one of our prestigious partner universities. Between overseas experiences and professional placement programs, with core units focusing on leadership development and IT practical and analytical skills, you will be prepared for an international career working with businesses, NGOs, government and industry.

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
  • 4 years (full time)
  • 8 years (part time)
Start date
Semester one (February)
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

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


Equivalent Australian Year 12

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course 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.

Bachelor of Global Studies

Part A. Leadership, culture and globalisation (24pts)

You will compare and contrast a range of solutions in different historical, linguistic, cultural, and geographical settings, focussing especially on developing an understanding of effective leadership across a range of contexts to formulate practical and innovative approaches to global challenges.

Part B. Global studies specialist knowledge (72pts)

These units will provide in-depth knowledge of the specific facet of global studies that comprises your specialisation, providing you with the practical and theoretical skills and knowledge needed to critically analyse, communicate and apply your disciplinary knowledge.

Bachelor of Information Technology

Part A. Information technology specified study (48pts)

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.

Part B. Information technology listed major (48pts)

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.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

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

Apply through VTAC

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 are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)


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.



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.

Other fees

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