IT is driving major advances in many areas of science, which increasingly relies on computing in collecting, storing and analysing huge volumes of data such as computationally intensive simulations of new physical phenomena. So it's an exciting time to combine computer science with any of the emerging or traditional areas of science.
This double degree course will provide you with a highly transferable set of skills and knowledge. It develops your scientific thinking skills, including critical analysis and problem-solving ability, and adds computational and complex IT skills, maximising opportunities for employment related to information technology and science.
Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.
S2000 Bachelor of Science is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:
Part A. Science specified study
This will provide you with the mathematical or statistical foundation for your study of science and address the nature of science and its communication. It will also expose you to different science disciplines, contributing breadth to your understanding of science and giving you the opportunity to learn about several disciplines before finalising your choice of major.
Part B. Science listed major
This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will learn to develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the discipline.
C2001 Bachelor of Computer Science course 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.
Students must complete 192 points, of which 96 points are from the Bachelor of Science (including all of the requirements in Part A and Part B for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Computer Science (including all of the requirements in Parts A, B, C, D and E for the single degree).
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/maps/map-s2004.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.
Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Science 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 Science 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 and Part B for the Bachelor of Science degree.
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Computer Science 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 Parts A, B, C, D and E for the particular computer science specialisation.