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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBA/BITS
CRICOS code064797F
Total credit points required204
Standard duration of study (years)4.5 years FT, 8.5 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Contact details


  • Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course.
  • Students may select arts units from any campus, but should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another campus. Students may also select units offered in off-campus mode.


The Bachelor of Arts is a general, flexible degree which allows students to match academic interests with career aspirations to create a personalised course progression. Studying humanities will develop general knowledge and specific intellectual skills relating to human thought and relations, such as the way we communicate or how the past has affected the present. Social science analyses and explains societies and the relationships of individuals within those societies.

Students are encouraged to grasp the opportunity provided by undertaking this double degree to develop their imaginations and gain a broad understanding of the new ideas and values with which they will be challenged, combined with studies in information technology.


This course provides students with a broad understanding of the fields of software development, computer technology, networks and data communications, and information systems, combined with the broad teaching and learning objectives of the Bachelor of Arts degree.


This course consists of 96 points in the arts component and 108 points in the information technology and systems component.


Students must complete the following:

Arts component

Students complete:

(a.) an arts discipline major (48 points)

(b.) an arts discipline minor (24 points)

(c.) an additional arts discipline first-year sequence (12 points)

(d.) a further 12 points of arts units (12 points).

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

Students must complete at least 36 points at third-year level to meet Bachelor of Arts requirements.

Information technology and systems component

Students complete:

(a.) seven core information technology units:

(b.) 11 further 6-point information technology units (66 points), comprising at least 18 points at level two, and at least 36 points at level three (including 12 points of level- three industrial experience or studio units).

Alternative exit(s)

Students cannot graduate from either degree until they have satisfied the above requirements and successfully completed studies to the value of 144 points.


Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems