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B2009

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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

B2009

Credit points

192

Abbreviated title

BComSpec/BCompSci

CRICOS code

085348B

Managing faculty

Business and Economics

Partner faculty

Information Technology

Admission and fees

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Course type

Specialist/Specialist
Double degree
Bachelor's

Standard duration

4 years FT, 8 years PT

Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)

Award/s

Bachelor of Actuarial Science
Bachelor of Computer Science
Bachelor of Computer Science in Data Science
Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Finance

The actual commerce specialist and computer science awards conferred depends on the specialisations completed.

Description

This double degree course will teach you how to use your numerical talents to unpack problems, create software solutions, and apply your thinking in a commercial capacity across the technology sector.

A degree in one of the commerce specialisms of actuarial science, economics or finance together with a degree in computer science will ensure you have the skills to apply commercial principles and knowledge in computer science roles, or commercialise digital products and intellectual property.

You can explore areas of interest or develop new ones:

  • You could use your mathematical talents in data science and actuarial science to develop new processes for handling large data sets.
  • Study finance to pursue general management or business development roles in IT companies delivering software and hardware solutions.
  • Pair studies in economics or actuarial science with computer science, to develop new technical products or computer models for economists and actuaries.

The choice is yours.

Structure

Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.

Commerce Specialist

B2004 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist is a specialist course that develops through the themes of foundation commerce knowledge, specialist discipline knowledge and capstone experience.

Part A. Foundation commerce knowledge

These units will provide you with a comprehensive study of economics and econometrics disciplines and the impact they have on multi-discipline decision-making in organisations. The units consider the impact on the business, professional and public policy communities.

Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge

These units will develop your capacity as a critical and creative professional who is able to apply your knowledge of a specialised area to provide discipline based solutions to commerce. Units contained within the discipline specialisation may meet the requirements for professional accreditation bodies.

Part C. Capstone experience

The capstone unit is designed to consolidate the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the study of your specialisation.

Computer Science

C2001 Bachelor of Computer Science is a specialist course that develops through the themes of computer science foundation study, professional skills study, specialist discipline knowledge, problem solving and analytic skills study, and professional skills study which come together in applied practice.

Part A. Computer science foundation study

This study will develop your understanding of the role and theoretical basis of computer science and computational methods.

Part B. Professional skills study

This study develops professional skills by providing an understanding and appreciation of the ethical and professional guidelines applicable to computer science; developing the ability to work as an effective team member; developing the ability to communicate proficiently and appropriately for professional practice; and developing formal project management skills.

Part C. Specialist discipline knowledge

This study will develop your in-depth knowledge of the specific computer science methods of your specialised field within computer science.

Part D. Problem solving and analytical skills study

This study will develop your ability to apply appropriate methodologies in computer science and develop efficient computational solutions. It develops strong problem solving skills and the ability to apply analytical thinking.

Part E. Applied practice

The above knowledge and skills are integrated and consolidated in applied practice as demonstrated in a computer or data science project, and in some cases in an industry-based learning placement.

Requirements

Students must complete 192 points, of which 96 points are from the Bachelor of Commerce Specialist (including all the requirements in Part A, B and C for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Computer Science (including all of the requirements in Part A, B, C, D and E for the single degree).

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/maps/map-b2009.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are six credit points unless otherwise stated.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Commerce Specialist named degree or a Bachelor of Computer Science named degree after three years, depending on the units studied.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce Specialist named degree prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A, B and C for the particular commerce specialist degree.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Computer Science degree prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A, B, C, D and E for the particular computer science specialisation.