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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(Comn)/BITS
CRICOS code066092A
Total credit points required204
Standard duration of study (years)4.5 years FT, 8.5 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Gippsland)
Off-campus (Gippsland)
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.


This double degree offers 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.


Students can study electives from the wide range of disciplines offered in arts while honing more specialist skills in information technology and communications.


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

Areas of study

For information on arts majors and minors refer to


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 108 points, including the following:

(a.) seven core IT 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 of the single degrees until they have satisfied the requirements and successfully completed studies to the value of 144 points. To meet Bachelor of Arts requirements students must also complete at least 36 points at third-year level.


Bachelor of Arts (Communication)

Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems