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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
South Africa School of Information Technology
Campus(es)Caulfield, South Africa
Course coordinatorDr Maria Indrawan (Caulfield); Mr Neil Manson (South Africa)


The growth of the use of the internet around the world has spurred the development of new computer systems that exploit the internet's capabilities. This major is for students with a keen interest in the internet and focuses on internet technologies and web based applications development for both desktop and mobile environments. This major includes studies in internet applications development, security, e-business, network administration and human computer interaction. Students develop internet applications using a variety of technologies and development environments.


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

Compulsory units

Level one
  • FIT1001 Computer systems
  • FIT1002 Computer programming
  • FIT1003 IT in organisations
  • FIT1004 Database
  • FIT1005 Networks and data communications
  • FIT1011 Web systems 1 (Caulfield), or the first, second or third year free elective (South Africa)
Level two
Level three
  • FIT3031 Information and network security
  • FIT3043 Web systems 3
  • FIT3047 Industrial experience project (part 1)
  • FIT3048 Industrial experience project (part 2)
  • FIT3060 Service oriented computing
  • FIT3063 Human-computer interaction

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