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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Information Technology component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Information Technology
Offered byGippsland School of Information Technology
South Africa School of Information Technology
Campus(es)Gippsland, South Africa
Course coordinatorAssociate Professor Kai Ming Ting (Gippsland and off-campus); Mr Neil Manson (South Africa)


  • This major is also offered in off-campus learning (OCL) mode.


The business systems major focuses on the use of computers and information systems to understand, model and solve complex problems in business and commerce. It is ideal for future entrepreneurs or managers who want to develop expertise in providing effective business solutions. This major provides a strong focus on systems used in business, while preparing graduates for careers in areas such as systems analysis, information systems management, business analysis, project management and IT consultancy. The major provides specialist units in e-commerce, business systems modelling and information systems management.


To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems with a major in business systems, students must complete the course requirements outlined below.

Compulsory units

Level one
Level two
Level three
  • FIT3002 Applications of data mining
  • FIT3019 Information systems management
  • FIT3021 Infrastructure for e-Commerce
  • FIT3031 Information and network security
  • FIT3047 Industrial experience project (part 1)
  • FIT3048 Industrial experience project (part 2)

Further Information Technology units

Students take six points of level three Information Technology units offered by the Faculty of Information Technology.

Elective units

Students complete 30 points of electives, of which no more than 18 points may be taken at level one; the remaining units must be at level two or three. These electives may be taken from within the Faculty of Information Technology or from any other faculty of Monash University.

Relevant Courses

  • 3334 Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 3911 Bachelor of Arts (Communication)/Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 3831 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems