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 Human rights (Arts), and explore how technology confronts the boundaries between public and private. Or perhaps mix Games and immersive media (IT) with Communications and media studies (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.

The course structure can be viewed in the Handbook. You can also view the course map at (https://www.monash.edu/students/handbooks/maps).

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

Current Monash students should apply for an internal 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)

A$10,500

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$36,700

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.

Other fees

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