Information Technology

Bachelor degree

Information technology (IT) is everywhere, but its power comes from the creative intelligence of the people behind it. Become the expert who designs and creates the IT systems we all rely on.

This highly practical course gives you the problem-solving skills you need to drive the ongoing revolution in the way we:

  • communicate
  • conduct business
  • experience the world

At Australia's leading IT Faculty, you will learn from the best in a cutting-edge environment. Flexibility and choice – through our comprehensive range of majors, minors and double degrees – let you develop your strengths and explore new areas.

Through real-world industry projects or placements, and with generous scholarships available, you'll hit the ground running – ready to embark on an exciting career.

You can tailor your studies to suit your interests and career aspirations. The choice is yours:

  • Your IT major or extended major – develop deep expertise.
  • IT electives – a huge range from 'Business Analytics' to 'Cybersecurity' and 'Social Informatics'.
  • Monash-wide electives – complement your flair for IT or indulge your other passions.
  • Double degree – gain an extra qualification in Arts, Business, Commerce, Design, Education or Science.
  • Be global – study at Monash locations in Malaysia, South Africa or Italy, or at one of our prestigious partner universities.
  • Go further – high-achieving students can add an Honours research year or a 1.5-year IT Masters degree.

In your final year, you will put into practice the skills and knowledge you gained during the course, through an industry experience, games or multimedia studio project.

Alternatively, you can apply through the highly regarded Industry Based Learning (IBL) program to do one or two half-year placements with our industry partners (leading Australian and global organisations). Placements count towards your course and are supported by generous scholarships. Each year, 100 per cent of our IBL students who seek employment have received graduate job offers.

The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

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For students looking to begin study in 2016

At a glance

ATAR

80.15 Note 2015 Clearly-in ATAR
75 Note Monash guarantee

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences/Other
N/A

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Course Details

Location(s): On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
Duration: 3 years (full time), 6 years (part time)
Start date: First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Qualification: Bachelor of Information Technology

Information about fees

Overview

Speciality course

Choose to major in one of:

Majors
Listed area of study Major Extended Major Minor
No Group
Business analytics Clayton
Business information systems Clayton Clayton Clayton
Computer networks and security Clayton Clayton Clayton
Computer science Clayton
Creative computing Clayton
Cybersecurity Clayton
Data science Clayton
Games design Clayton
Games development Clayton Clayton
Information and society Clayton
IT for business Clayton
Mobile apps development Clayton
Multimedia development Clayton Clayton Clayton
Software development Clayton Clayton Clayton
Software engineering Clayton
Web development Clayton

"Monash is very well known worldwide for its excellent IT education and it has a very good reputation for having courses that fit the needs of the IT industry, and teachers with rich industry and teaching experiences." - Howard (Houzuo) Guo Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems.

Suzannah Richardson

Joe Foreman

“I work as a senior editor and animator at Fuzzy TV. I worked on many television shows for ONE HD, Foxtel and Fuel TV. The Monash degree in Multimedia is the reason why I’m here today.”

“Without my qualification from Monash, and the experiences facilitated by Monash, I am certain I would not be in my current position today.” - Jamie Tarling, completed an Industry Experience placement – Technology Business Analyst, ANZ.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum entry requirements

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

English Maths Sciences/Other
Australian VCE subjects Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. Units 1 & 2: satisfactory completion of two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods; or Units 3 & 4: any mathematics. N/A
IB At least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL. At least 3 in any mathematics subject. N/A

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

Non-School leaver requirements

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

VET Diploma graduates: Applicants can meet the mathematics prerequisites with either a VCE mathematics subject (with appropriate score) or with an IT-related Diploma. To be considered, applicants will normally require at least a 50% average. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements. IT related diplomas may receive up to a maximum of 48 points of first year level credit.

VET Certificate IV graduates: Applicants can meet the mathematics prerequisites with either a VCE mathematics subject (with appropriate score) or with an IT-related Certificate IV. To be considered, applicants will normally require at least a 60% average. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements.

University single units: Two single approved information technology-related units at an Australian higher education institution satisfy minimum entry requirements, but more units may be useful for selection. Applicants should have at least a 60% average in their studies. Studies must have been completed within two years of intended commencement.

University course transfers: 

  • Applicants who already meet minimum entry requirements of the course with their previous Year 12 (or equivalent) qualification require at least two completed university units to be considered for admission. 
  • Applicants who do not meet entry requirements of the course with their previous Year 12 (or equivalent) qualification must complete at least four units of university study with at least a 50% average. 
  • Applicants without the prerequisite mathematics must have undertaken at least two information technology‐related units in their current degree.

STAT: The STAT is available as a pathway for admission into this course for domestic students that do not meet the normal Year 12 or non Year 12 entry requirements. The overall STAT score needs to equate to the clearly‐in ATAR of the course for that intake year.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Alternative entry pathways

Multiple pathways to this course

If you don't have the entrance requirements above, you'll be able to gain entry to this course by completing the pathway course Monash College Diploma of Engineering (IT Stream).

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course. More about special admissions schemes...

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: C2000

Current Monash students

Current Monash students should apply for an internal transfer directly to the Faculty.

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$8917

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

  • pay all of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
  • defer payment through the HECS HELP loan scheme.

Scholarships

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Course Structure

Our Comprehensive courses allow you to select from a wide range of subjects within a broad field of study. You can choose a Monash Comprehensive course in five broad fields: arts, business, commerce, information technology or science, and then customise your course to make it uniquely yours.In this course, you will study a range of subjects from across the information technology field, broadening your knowledge in this area while also deepening your knowledge in at least one subject that will become your major.

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 organizations and society.

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.

C. Free elective study

Electives will enable you to further develop your knowledge of your major area of study, or IT more broadly, through a second major or a minor. Alternatively you can select units from across the University in which you are eligible to enrol.

For students in a double degree course, some units required for the partner degree are credited as electives towards the Information Technology degree.

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The following progression map(s) shows you a guide of the typical sequencing of units undertaken in this course.

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Double Degrees

Partner with another course

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take up to two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

For more information visit the faculty website