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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/BBusInfoSys
CRICOS code055707K
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
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.

The Bachelor of Business Information Systems, a cooperative education program between the Faculty of Information Technology and industry, focuses on the applications of information technology in business and leads to a career in business information technology. The curriculum has been developed in consultation with the industry partners of the faculty and potential employers of graduates of the program. The program offers a broad-based degree, with core units spanning computer programming to business analysis.


This course provides students with a broad understanding of the applications of information technology in business, 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 96 points in the business information systems component.

Areas of study

For information on arts majors and minors, refer to the 'Areas of study' section on the Arts faculty website at


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.

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.

Business information systems component

Students complete:

(a.) seven core information technology units:

(b.) the following nine core business information systems units:

Alternative exit(s)

Students cannot graduate from either single degree until they have satisfied the requirements for that award and successfully completed studies to the value of 144 points in the relevant component. Students are permitted to count up to 48 points of the FIT component towards those 144 points for an arts degree or 48 points from the arts component towards 144 points for the BBIS degree. To meet Bachelor of Arts requirements students must also complete at least 36 points at third-year level.


Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Business Information Systems