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Monash University Handbook 2011 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 byGippsland School of Information Technology
South Africa School of Information Technology
Campus(es)Gippsland, South Africa
Course coordinatorAssociate Professor Kai Ming Ting (Gippsland and off-campus); Mr Neil Manson (South Africa)


  • This major is also offered in off-campus learning (OCL) mode.


The business systems major focuses on the use of computers and information systems to understand, model and solve complex problems in business and commerce. It is ideal for future entrepreneurs or managers who want to develop expertise in providing effective business solutions. This major provides a strong focus on systems used in business, while preparing graduates for careers in areas such as systems analysis, information systems management, business analysis, project management and IT consultancy. The major provides specialist units in e-commerce, business systems modelling and information systems management.

Sequence requirements

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems or Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences with a major in business systems, students must complete the major requirements outlined below:

  • FIT1006 Business information analysis or ETW1102 Business statistics (South Africa)
  • FIT2005 Software analysis, design and architecture
  • FIT2029 Web programming
  • FIT2033 Computer models for business decisions
  • FIT3002 Applications of data mining
  • FIT3019 Information systems management
  • FIT3021 Infrastructure for e-commerce
  • FIT3031 Information and network security

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Relevant Courses

  • 3334 Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 3911 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication) and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 3831 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 4307 Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences