Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Information Technology

Managing facultyInformation Technology
Partner facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBBusCom/BITS
CRICOS code072258M
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)8 years PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details


Course coordinator

Dr Shyh Wei Teng (Faculty of IT, Gippsland)


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete the requirements of the course. Students cannot take additional units that exceed the 192 credit points required for the course. Students wishing to take additional units can only do so on a single unit basis (full-fee paying) with the approval of the faculty.


This course is designed to provide maximum flexibility and to allow depth and breadth in the study of the major business and commerce discipline areas. Its structure provides the capacity to tailor applications and focus in different contexts and different environments while ensuring knowledge of the theory, principles and core elements in the relevant discipline areas.

The Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems aims to produce graduates who satisfy the IT needs of industry, government and business. Students will develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes in the broad areas of software development, computer technology, networks and data communications, and information systems.


Professional recognition

This degree is recognised by the following legal entities:

  • Australian Computer Society
  • Australian Securities and Investment Commission
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • CPA Australia
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • National Institute of Accountants

Professional recognition may be dependent upon work experience requirements and the correct choice of units.

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This course consists of three main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of business and information technology study
  • a major from the Faculty of Business and Economics selected from majors available on the student's campus of enrolment
  • a major or minor from the Faculty of Information Technology.

Areas of study


The degree requires completion of 32 units as follows:

Business and commerce component

(a.) 16 units (96 points) taken from the Bachelor of Business and Commerce:

(i.) six compulsory common core units (36 points)*:

* All unit codes displaying a 'G' as the third character are offered by off-campus learning (OCL).

(ii.) a major of eight units (48 points)**

  • the major must come from the approved list of Faculty of Business and Economics majors listed in 'Areas of study'.
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

** Depending on the major chosen, one or more of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - where this is the case, students will complete additional unit/s as detailed below.

(iii.) additional units selected from the Faculty in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce, to reach the required minimum of 16 units.

Additional degree requirements for the Faculty of Business and Economics:

  • a maximum of eight first-year level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of four third-year level units (24 points)
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second-year level units require the successful completion of three first-year level units and third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units.

Information technology and systems component

(b.) 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Information Technology as follows:

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

(ii.) a further eight 6-point units (48 points) taught by the Faculty of Information Technology of which at least 12 points must be at level three. Students may choose to complete a major or minor from one of the 'Areas of study' or complete the general form of the degree by selecting a variety of units from undergraduate units offered by the Faculty. Students who do not complete a major must complete at least one minor from the 'Areas of study'.

(iii.) one pair of industrial experience project units (12 points) as follows:

  • FIT3047 Industrial experience project
  • FIT3048 Industrial experience project

Additional degree requirements:

  • a maximum of 14 first-year level units (90 points)
  • a minimum of eight third-year level units (48 points)

Units offered by the Faculty of Information Technology

FIT units are offered on-campus at the Caulfield and Clayton campuses of Monash University and off-campus through the Gippsland campus.


Bachelor of Business and Commerce
Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems