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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 byCaulfield School of Information Technology
Course coordinatorMr Martin Atchison


Most IT expenditure in organisations involves enterprise-wide systems that support various business functions. This expanding use of information systems has created many challenges for the business community. The focus of the information systems major is to address those challenges in the development, implementation and management of these systems. This major has a strong practical focus to ensure graduates are job-ready for a variety of industries and types of organisations. The major prepares graduates for careers in systems analysis and project management with an emphasis on developing business information systems. The major includes a range of units in the planning, analysis, design and management of business information systems. Students learn how to determine system requirements, and then to select, implement and manage the preferred solutions. This work bridges the demanding rigor of technical IT and the challenging dynamics of the IT users' world.


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

Compulsory units

Level one
Level two
Level three
  • FIT3047 Industrial experience project (part 1)
  • FIT3048 Industrial experience project (part 2)
  • FIT3063 Human-computer interaction
  • FIT3066 Information technology strategy and management
  • FIT3068 Systems integration

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 36 points of electives, of which no more than 24 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
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems