Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Arts - 2018

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Arts.

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

Course code

C2002

Credit points

192

Abbreviated title

BInfoTech/BA

CRICOS code

085535K

Managing faculty

Information Technology

Partner faculty

Arts

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

C2002 (pdf)

Course type

Comprehensive/Comprehensive
Bachelor/Bachelor

Standard duration

4 years FT, 8 years PT

Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)

Award

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Information Technology

Alternative exits

Students may exit the double degree course with the award for one of the single degrees. Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.

Description

The globalising nature of information technology 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.

Think about combining behavioural studies with business information systems to assist organisations improve their business processes. Study computer networks and security with criminology or conversely human rights or bioethics, and explore how technology confronts the boundaries between public and private. Or perhaps mix interactive media with communications and media studies or film and screen studies to add complementary skills. Or prepare yourself for an international career in IT by studying another language and culture.

Structure

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

Information technology

C2000 Bachelor of Information Technology is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

Part A. Information technology specified study

This will provide you with foundation skills and knowledge for your IT education and ensure a breadth of understanding of IT and its applications in organisations and society.

Part B. Information technology listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one area of information technology. You will develop the practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in your chosen major needed to successfully plan, develop, implement and evaluate information products and systems.

Arts

A2000 Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

Part A. Arts specified study

This will expose you to several arts disciplines areas of study contributing breadth to your knowledge of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It will also give you the opportunity to learn about several areas of study before finalising your choice of major and minor.

Part B. Arts listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in one Faculty of Arts listed major area of study. You will learn to critically analyse, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the area of study.

Requirements

Students must complete 192 points, of which 96 points are from the Bachelor of Information Technology (including all the requirements in Part A and B for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Arts (including all the requirements in Part A and B for the single degree).

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/maps/map-c2002.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Alternative exits

Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Information Technology or a Bachelor of Arts after three years, depending on the units studied.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Information Technology 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 B for the Bachelor of Information Technology degree.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts 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 B for the Bachelor of Arts degree.