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Bachelor of Arts (Communication)/Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems

Course code: 3911 ~ Course abbreviation: BA(Comn)/BITS ~ Total credit points required: 192 ~ 4 years full-time, 8 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Gippsland)

Off-campus (Gippsland)

Course description

This double degree course allows students to qualify with both the Bachelor of Arts (Communication) and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems degrees.

Course objectives

This course provides major studies in the theory, practice, technology and research techniques of communications together with studies in the fields of applications development and networks or business systems.

Course structure

Areas of study

For information on majors and minors, refer to the `Areas of study' section on the Arts faculty website at

Course requirements

Arts (communication) component

(a) a communications major (48 points)

(b) an arts minor (24 points)

(c) arts electives (24 points), including 12 points at first-year level.

By combining some of the core arts requirements, students can complete a double major in two different arts disciplines. For details, contact the Faculty of Arts.

Information technology and systems component

Students must complete 96 points, including the following:

(a) seven core IT units:

(b) (i) a major in applications development and networks:


(b) (ii) a major in business systems:

Students cannot graduate from either degree until they have satisfied the above requirements and successfully completed studies to the value of 144 points. Students undertaking the above double-degree program are permitted to count up to 48 points of the other faculty's component towards those 144 points. Students must also complete at least 36 points at third-year level to meet Bachelor of Arts requirements.

Note that students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course.

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