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Monash University Handbook 2011 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)
Admission, fee and application details
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.

Refer to the Bachelor of Arts objectives at and Bachelor of Business Information Systems objectives at


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

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


Arts component

Students complete:

(a.) an arts major (48 points)

(b.) an arts minor in a different area of study (24 points)

(c.) a first-year arts sequence in a third area of study (12 points)

(d.) a further two 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.

Business information systems component

Students complete:

(a.) six core information technology units (36 points):

(b.) the following eight core business information systems units (48 points):

  • FIT1006 Business information analysis
  • FIT1013 IT for business
  • FIT1030 Introduction to business information systems
  • FIT2006 Business process modelling and workflow
  • FIT2013 e-Business software technologies
  • FIT2017 Computer models for business decision making
  • FIT3003 Business intelligence and data warehousing
  • FIT3009 e-Business systems or FIT3138 Real-time enterprise systems

(c.) two industrial experience project units (12 points):

  • FIT3047 Industrial experience project part 1
  • FIT3048 Industrial experience project part 2

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 other faculty's component towards those 144 points. 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