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Students who commenced study in 2014 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 2014 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
Abbreviated titleBBIS(Hons)
CRICOS code055713A
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
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  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


This course aims to provide highly achieving students progressing from the Bachelor of Business Information Systems (or equivalent course) to acquire research skills appropriate to their discipline and to understand the fundamentals of conceptual, methodological and implementation issues of IT-related research.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • understanding of the role of, and need for, research relating to IT as it is used in industry
  • understanding of research theories and techniques applicable to business information systems
  • understanding of research issues related to business processes and decision-making in organisations
  • knowledge of a wide range of quantitative and qualitative techniques for conducting research
  • understanding of research ethics and the process of peer review
  • ability to perform research based on a sound methodological and conceptual framework
  • ability to analyse and interpret business data
  • ability to think creatively and develop, analyse and communicate alternative solutions to problems
  • ability to apply the methods and tools used in the development of systems to business problems
  • ability to use research skills to locate and retrieve information relevant to the research problems using a range of sources
  • ability to take initiative and work independently
  • show a concern for accuracy and a willingness to objectively assess their own performance
  • ability to work well in a team environment interact effectively with users, clients and peers
  • ability and willingness to objectively assess their own performance
  • understanding and awareness of the social consequences of information technology in our society
  • understanding and awareness of the changing needs of information technology by continuing to develop knowledge and skills in their chosen discipline

Entry requirements

A person may be admitted to candidature for BBIS(Hons) if they meet one or both of the following criteria:

(a.) satisfy the requirements of a relevant pass degree and obtained a credit average or above in all units with a distinction in third year IT units

(b.) gained qualifications and experience in studies undertaken in any faculty or educational institution if such qualifications and experience are deemed by the faculty's admissions and credit transfer sub-committee to be preparation equivalent to attainment of the pass degree of the standard specified in (a) above.


This course consists of coursework units, research in a selected area and completion of an honours thesis.


Students must complete:

* This includes compulsory attendance at workshops and stipulated faculty seminars.

** A maximum of one unit may be selected from units offered by other faculties, with the approval of the honours coordinator. Suitable units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool ( in the Handbook.


Honours degree of Bachelor of Business Information Systems