Information Technology and Science - C2003

In an age of increasing technological advancements the synergy between science and information technology will only become stronger. IT underpins virtually all areas of science and the world needs graduates who can straddle both.

In this double degree course you will acquire creative and analytical skills to use IT to advance science. This could be anything from designing a stunning visualisation of scientific data, to building an app for fieldwork data collection to setting up the business IT processes to deliver a scientific product via the internet. Your combined IT and science skillset will be in high demand from industry.

This course leads to two separate degrees:

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

You will gain all the benefits of each degree course (see Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Science) and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field separately or to combine the two in your chosen work.

Depending on IT major you choose, you could:

  • use your technical skills from Software development to create simulations and visualisations for anything from weather forecasting to threatened species population modelling
  • apply your creative skills and design flair from Games and immersive media to create an app or game that gets kids excited about science
  • use your practical understanding of Business information systems to launch a science-enabled on-line business
  • put your Networks and security skills to work setting up the scientific instrumentation for tsunami warning or monitoring ice melts in Antarctica.

You will hone your practical skills through either an industry experience studio project, or the highly regarded IT Industry Based Learning (IBL) scholarship program, and be ready to kick-start your career delivering IT-based scientific solutions to the world.

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At a glance

Course Details

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

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (International students)

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

At the time of enrolment in a course at Monash University, you must be at least 17 years of age.

View all minimum age requirements.

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score. Most Monash faculties generally use your most recent studies for admission however other guidelines may apply where your prior qualification may be considered.

Entry requirements for each qualification level are as follows:

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to satisfy English entry requirements in one of the following ways:

If you do not meet the above English proficiency test scores, consider Monash English Bridging. Some Monash courses however do not accept Monash English Bridging.

The English measures outlined above must be completed within 2 years prior to the Monash course commencement date (other time limitations may apply as outlined in the Monash University Procedure). If you have completed several measures of English proficiency over a period of time, the highest valid measure will be accepted.

Monash University reserve the right to ask students to complete an English proficiency test to meet English course requirements upon request.

Further information can be located at English language requirements.

All Monash University undergraduate courses require you to have previously studied and achieved required Australian level standards in certain specific subject known as prerequisite subjects.

You must satisfy the following prerequisite subject requirements for this course:

Meeting prerequisite subject requirements from other international qualifications:

You can still meet the above prerequisite subject requirements if you have completed other international qualifications. These subjects will be assessed on a case by case basis when you apply.

You must satisfy the following additional requirements for this course:

Selection requirements

Alternative pathways

If you don't satisfy the requirements for direct entry consider these pathway options.

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)

Apply directly to Monash using course code C2003

Apply

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code C2003

Apply

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.

International fee

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

A$47,500

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.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 085536J