Design and information technology are strongly complementary fields. Together, they provide a powerful combination of highly valuable skills and knowledge.
You might combine a specialisation in communication design with a multimedia development major in information technology adding to the strength and relevance of each. You might focus your industrial design on the creation of 'smart' products and sophisticated interactive tools, or the next generation of gaming devices or wearable technologies.
This combination of creativity and cutting edge technology will challenge you to link your lateral thinking and problem-solving skills. It will help you to create innovative products and compelling imagery using the latest technologies.
Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.
F2002 Bachelor of Design is a specialist course that develops through theme studies in history and theory, drawing foundation, and design studios specific to each of the specialisations. These will come together in the form of a graduand exhibition normally developed during the final two studio units in the third year of the course.
Part A. History and theory studies
History and theory units will equip you with the skills necessary to research design issues, and enable you to contextualise your own practice and communicate ideas and strategies. Through the prism of history, you will begin to situate the place of design in society by referencing pivotal art, design and architecture movements. Later units address issues of culture, society and specific design themes.
Part B. Drawing foundation
This will assist you to develop the practical and intellectual skills required by art, design and architecture students in the discipline of drawing.
Part C. Design studios
This is the component of the course through which you will develop key skills and concepts particular to your design discipline.
In the communication design studio units you will undertake a focused exploration of a range of media and elements including typography, image, layout, two and three-dimensional design, interactivity, sound and motion as core components to their communication design solutions. Studio-based projects across both print and digital media platforms will develop skills in narrative structure, typography, image construction and manipulation, interactive communication processes, production methods and technologies, and the planning and management of design outcomes.
In the industrial design studio units you will undertake a focused exploration of the range of issues, skills and techniques vital to the realisation of user-centred design. Through industrial design projects, you will learn about topics such as visualisation techniques, ergonomics, materials, production methods and technologies.
C2000 Bachelor of Information Technology is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:
Part A. Information technology specified study
This will provide you with foundation skills and knowledge for your IT education and ensure a breadth of understanding of IT and its applications in organisations and society.
Part B. Information technology listed major
This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one area of information technology. You will develop the practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in your chosen major needed to successfully plan, develop, implement and evaluate information products and systems.
Students must complete 192 points, of which 96 points are from the Bachelor of Design (including all of the requirements in Part A, B, and C for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Information Technology (including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the single degree).
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/maps/map-f2005.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.
Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Design or a Bachelor of Information Technology after three years, depending on the units studied.
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Design prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A, B and D for the Bachelor of Design degree. Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Information Technology prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the Bachelor of Information Technology degree.