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 specialisations 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.
NOTE: For learning outcomes and information other than requirements for this double degree, refer to the single degree entries:
Some specific or additional units may be required for professional recognition. Refer to the Monash Business School professional recognitionprofessional recognition (http://www.monash.edu/business/future-students/undergraduate-study-options/after-you-graduate/professional-recognition) page for more information regarding accreditation for each of the Bachelor of Commerce specialisations.
The requirements below detail what you must study in order to complete this double-degree course and receive the awards.
Units are 6 points unless otherwise specified. You must complete 192 points:
1. 96 points must be completed in Parts A, B and C as described below in B2004 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist component.
2. 96 points must be completed in Parts A, B, C, D and E as described below in C2001 Bachelor of Computer Science component.
Commerce specialist component
Bachelor of Commerce Specialist is a specialist course that develops through the themes of foundation commerce knowledge and specialist discipline knowledge.
Part A. Foundation commerce knowledge (24 points)
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.
You must complete:
- ECC1000 Principles of microeconomics
- ECC1100 Principles of macroeconomics
- ETC1000 Business and economic statistics
- ETC2410 Introductory econometrics
Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge and Part C. Capstone experience (72 points)
The specialist discipline knowledge 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. The capstone unit is designed to consolidate the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the study of your specialisation.
You must complete the specialist discipline knowledge and capstone experience requirements for one of the following specialisations:
Computer science component
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. Foundational computer science study (42 points)
You must complete:
- FIT1045 Algorithms and programming fundamentals in python
- FIT1047 Introduction to computer systems, networks and security
- FIT1008 Introduction to computer science
- FIT2004 Algorithms and data structures
- FIT2014 Theory of computation
- MAT1830 Discrete mathematics for computer science
- MAT1841 Continuous mathematics for computer science or MTH1030 Techniques for modelling
Part B. Professional skills study (6 points)
You must complete:
Part C. Specialist discipline knowledge and Part D. Problem solving and analytical skills (36 points)
You must complete one of the following specialisations:
Part E. Applied practice (12 points)
Students complete a full-year project (12 points) relevant to their specialisation, or the industry-based learning units (18 points):
- FIT3161 Computer science project 1 and FIT3162 Computer science project 2
- FIT3163 Data science project 1 and FIT3164 Data science project 2
- FIT3045 Industry-based learning* (18 points)
You may be eligible to exit this double degree course early and graduate with one of the single awards once you have successfully completed a total of a 144 points, including all of the requirements for the relevant single degree component.
- 144 points to exit with the Bachelor of Commerce Specialist
- 144 points to exit with the Bachelor of Computer Science
You may be eligible to apply for a one-year honours course once you have successfully completed this double degree, or have completed all of the requirements for one of the single degrees including a total of 144 points. The following honours courses apply:
- B3701 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
- C3702 Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)
You are usually eligible to apply for honours if you achieve a distinction grade average (70 percent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level 3. This sometimes also means you need to have completed specific units.