Contents Message from the Pro Vice-Chancellor...........................................................................1 Introducing Monash South Africa.....................................................................................2 Our academic profile........................................................................................................3 Monash: the big picture...................................................................................................4 Experience amazing South Africa....................................................................................5 Campus facilities and services.........................................................................................6 Admissions and selection................................................................................................8 Tuition fees, visas...........................................................................................................15 Admissions: How to apply..............................................................................................16 Scholarships and bursaries............................................................................................17
Pathways into Monash South Africa
School of Arts
Bachelor of Arts........................................................................................................18 Bachelor of Arts (Honours).......................................................................................23
School of Business and Economics
Bachelor of Business Science..................................................................................24 Bachelor of Business Science (Honours).................................................................29
School of Health Sciences
Bachelor of Public Health.........................................................................................30 Bachelor of Public Health (Honours)........................................................................33
School of Information Technology
Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences....................................................34 Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (Honours)....................................38
How to get to Monash South Africa...............................................................................41
Note: The information contained in this publication was correct at the time of printing. This publication reflects Monash prescriptions, policies and practice as at March 2011, and takes no account of developments since that date. Monash South Africa reserves the right to alter the units or programmes currently on offer as well as the admission requirements to itâ€™s Foundation and Degree programmes.
Message from the Pro Vice-Chancellor As the youngest member of the international campuses of Monash University, this is a most exciting time for Monash South Africa as we celebrate our 10th anniversary since the establishment of this campus and move into our next developmental phase.
A Monash degree is something special, because Monash is known for its uncompromising academic standards and for its capacity to produce leaders. A Monash degree provides a powerful endorsement to the world of its graduates’ scholarship and capacity.
After spending the first 10 years laying a solid foundation, Monash South Africa is now a fully-fledged member of the well established Higher Education Sector in this country.
Our aim is to produce, graduates imbued with Monash values who appreciate the potential of discovery and creativity to improve the world. Our students will graduate with an understanding and respect for each other and the richness that comes from a true multicultural experience.
In addition to an excellent infrastructure, well maintained buildings and state-of-theart facilities, Monash South Africa offers an interesting range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. There is also the desire to continue to increase the range and scope of our academic offerings. The South African National Plan on Higher Education states: “Higher education and public higher education especially, has immense potential to contribute to the consolidation of democracy and social justice, and the growth and development of the economy.” Monash South Africa stands ready to deliver on this and as a “public purpose” institution will continue to reflect on, plan in terms of and act on, its social contract with public and government, as it is reflected in the Monash mission statement.
Our students receive a well-rounded education and have the opportunity to meet and interact with citizens from all over Africa and the rest of the world – interactions that could form the basis for lasting global friendships and contacts. This campus continues to strive to contribute to the vision of the broader Monash system to be a research-intensive university, while at the same time focusing on themes and problems relevant to the region in which we are located.
I am passionate about South Africa and believe that through research, teaching and scholarship we can contribute to our project of nation-building. I encourage you to join us on our journey. Professor Tyrone Pretorius Monash South Africa
We will also continue to work towards integrating community engagement with our other core activities of teaching and research.
We will also strive to ensure that our staff, in terms of qualifications, experience, passion and commitment – enable us to deliver on our aim to be a world class institution. Monash South Africa will continue to focus on a quality campusbased undergraduate experience in which our curricula are focused on local and regional issues with sufficient international and global dimensions.
Monash South Africa is registered with the Department of Education as a private education institution under the Higher Education Act 1997. Registration number 00HF02.
• Gain an internationally recognised qualification from an institution with outstanding global profile and prestige; • Study at one of the world’s top universities. • Add a valuable international perspective to your education; • Benefit from teaching that is informed by active research and industry links; • Experience personalised teaching and individual attention in small tutorial groups; • Use new technologies that will enhance your academic experience and broaden your learning options; • Become a member of an active and informed student population. Monash believes that community and student life are as important as academic endeavour and achievement. Monash values students’ contribution to the development of a secure and stimulating learning environment. We encourage our students to engage in formal and informal debate with lecturers.
Introducing Monash South Africa In 2001 a unique educational institution joined the South African higher education community. With an outstanding reputation as a global leader in education and research, Monash gives students the opportunity to join an established institution with a genuine international perspective. Monash South Africa is wholly owned by Monash University, one of Australia’s leading public universities recognised for excellence in research, teaching and scholarship. Monash leads the way with pioneering research and teaching programmes and our graduates are highly sought after the world over. Located in Ruimsig, 25 kilometres northwest of the Johannesburg city centre, Monash South Africa offers students the opportunity to earn a Monash degree on an attractive, secure, state-of-the-art campus and to benefit from small classes and highly personalised attention.
Monash South Africa aims to play a part in helping the region meet its diverse social, economic and educational needs. Monash students are encouraged to use the skills they acquire to contribute to the communities and the world in which they live.
When enrolling at Monash South Africa you will: • Be part of an international community of Monash graduates who are highly sought after by employers worldwide for their skills, leadership qualities and civic commitment; • Enjoy the status, stability and infrastructure of a major, broad-based university;
Monash offers students the opportunity to study part of their degree internationally. Students enrolled at Monash South Africa who have successfully completed their first year, can apply to spend up to two semesters at another Monash University campus (while paying the South African fee) and then return to complete their degree in South Africa. Monash also has exchange links with 130 other universities worldwide.
Monash South Africa Limited (Association incorporated under Section 21A, registration number 2005/009321/10) incorporated in Australia and wholly owned by Monash University, a public university incorporated by an Act of Parliament in Victoria, Australia.
Monash South Africa Limited is registered as a non-profit organisation. Registration number 054-109-NPO.
Our academic profile Monash South Africa staff and curriculum The academic staff at Monash South Africa have been recruited internationally and from within South Africa according to stringent criteria to ensure consistent high-quality teaching and research. Curricula are informed by current theoretical debates within disciplines and by local and international ideas and developments. Students are exposed to the research process to develop an appreciation for the nature and state of knowledge and to foster a spirit of inquiry.
Research at Monash is global Monash South Africa has positioned itself to do cutting edge research on issues of concern in contemporary Africa. Monash South Africa conducts high quality research that addresses themes relevant to not only South Africa, but also the African continent and beyond through the creation
Great emphasis is placed on collaboration with public higher education institutions and civil society.
Monash researchers show great commitment towards addressing the South African research imperatives as well as focusing on the African research agenda. Many research projects show evidence of collaborative research in the areas of: • Accident research • Medical research • Economic modeling • Endangered species • Role of multi-purpose community centres in implementing e-democracy and e-governance • Trade and industrial development within the South African automobile industry • Student issues and service learning challenges • Human trafficking • The digital doorway as Socio-Technological intervention • Diffusion of Marketing Education and Research on the African Continent
Internationally, Monash is committed to innovative, relevant research that benefits the communities we serve and to active engagement with industry and government in regions in which we operate.
All research endeavors are undertaken through the strategic leadership of the Monash South Africa Research Directorate in conjunction with its leadership and academic staff.
of several research nodes that will address research themes such as: • Water • Energy • Climate • Global movements • Injury prevention and safety promotion • Transport • Health promotion These research nodes will ensure research of a high impact in conjunction with the already established research institutes at Monash University. The research nodes will straddle between delivering research projects, higher degrees by research, short courses and community outreach projects.
with 13 cooperative research centres. In addition, Monash has research links with institutions throughout Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East. Monash has built a strong international reputation in research especially in fields such as stem cell science, nanotechnology, reproductive biology, drug development and discovery and road safety.
Monash at a glance Campuses and study centres Monash has six Australian campuses, five of which (Berwick, Caulfield, Clayton, Parkville and Peninsula) are located in and around metropolitan Melbourne. The sixth campus is located at Gippsland in regional Victoria, 160 kilometres east of Melbourne. In 1998, Monash opened a campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and in 2001, the eighth Monash campus opened in the northwest of greater Johannesburg, South Africa.
Monash: the big picture An international reputation for excellence in research and education and great diversity in location, culture and people are what distinguish Monash as a leading university both in Australia and internationally. Monash offers its students a vibrant, internationally-focused learning environment in all its locations. The university is the largest in Australia with eight campuses: six in Australia, one in Malaysia and one in South Africa. It also has a study centre in Prato, Italy. During its 50 years of existence, Monash has forged a global network of strategic alliances, partnerships and links and over 225 000 alumni in more than 120 countries ensure an extended reach of the Monash name. The university is highly regarded for its innovative approach to teaching, research and learning and our graduates are
sought after by employers from Australia and overseas. Monash is one of the prestigious Group of Eight universities which are Australiaâ€™s leading research Institutions. Monash is currently the choice of more than 55 000 students from around the world. It is also the choice of some of the most talented staff in the world, resulting in its international standing as a leading research university. It has been ranked in the top 50 in the world in the The Times Educational Supplement: World University Rankings, for the past four years. The University is home to more than 100 research centres and is involved
In addition, Monash has developed an international centre in Prato, Italy which provides opportunities for research, international conferences, study and cultural tours, summer schools, short courses, workshops, art and design exhibitions and performances. Faculties Monash is a broad-based research and teaching institution with 10 faculties: Art and Design; Arts; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Information Technology; Law; Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences; Pharmacy; and Science.
Staff numbers * (full time equivalent) Academic staff General staff Total staff Student numbers Total Australian International
3,766 3,786 7,552 59,925 38,811 21,114
* Does not include locally employed staff at the Sunway campus in Malaysia and Monash South Africa. The staff headcount figures for 2008 for these campuses are Sunway, 495 (FTE 465) and Monash South Africa, 230 (FTE 220). Statistics based on 2009 end-of-year data
Experience amazing South Africa South Africa covers an area of over 1 200 000 sq kilometres (over 400 000 sq miles), about one-eighth the size of the United States of America and nearly five times the size of the United Kingdom. The west coast borders the South Atlantic Ocean while the Indian Ocean runs along the east coast. To the north, South Africa shares borders with Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and, to the northeast, Mozambique. The Kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland are separate countries within South Africa. South Africa is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offer a larger-than-life experience for the student in search of a truly unique and inspiring study experience. Today, this country is the most advanced, broad-based economy on the continent with infrastructure to match any first-world nation. In South Africa you can drive on wide, tarred highways all 1,600 kilometers from Musina in the north of the country to Cape Town at the southern tip, or join eight million passengers who disembark at South Africa’s airports every year. The country is filled with wildlife and natural wonders. In just over an hour’s drive from Monash South Africa you can see hundreds of species in their natural environment, visit the Cradle of Humankind or shop at one of the many large shopping malls.
Gauteng province South Africa has nine provinces. Johannesburg is the capital of the Gauteng province and is the major international gateway into Africa. It’s a vibrant and dynamic place where everyone is on the move. Gauteng is where the creative spirit of a nation converges in a cultural heartland. It is the intersection of African and global trade incorporating Johannesburg, Pretoria and Soweto.
Gauteng province (Sotho word for the Place of Gold) is the modern, multicultural and economic centre of the country. Gauteng is South Africa’s most urbanised and densely populated province and is the commercial and industrial powerhouse of southern Africa. It has a cosmopolitan, multicultural mix of people from all walks of life, from all corners of the world. Gauteng’s primary attraction is big business, but there is so much more to this province. There is a wealth of culture to be found in the museums, galleries, art routes and historical battlefields. It is also an entertainment playground, offering world-class restaurants, shopping malls and music venues. It is said to offer one of the world’s best climates: summer days are warm and wind-free and balmy winter days are crisp and clear with occasional overnight frost.
The city of Johannesburg South Africa’s largest and most vibrant city, Johannesburg, was founded in 1886 and granted city status in 1928. It was named after Johan Rissik, the Surveyor General sent to select a site for the mining village, and Johannes Joubert, the Mining Commissioner sent to investigate gold claims on the Witwatersrand (meaning white water’s ridge). Since the discovery of gold, Johannesburg has become the focal point of all economic activity in the country. Being the gateway to Africa, Johannesburg boasts an abundance of professional and managerial talent. Its close proximity to markets, energy sources, transportation networks and a sound commercial and financial infrastructure makes it the primary centre of the national economy. Still, Johannesburg is as much a city of trees as it is a city of business, sport and culture.
For more information visit: www.southafrica.net www.safrica.info www.joburg.org.za
There is easy and immediate access to many of the country’s major tourist attractions such as the Kruger National Park, private game reserves and Sun City. Johannesburg offers visitors a varied selection of recreational activities ranging from walking trails, lakes, the Zoo, Botanical Gardens, the historically significant Africana Museum, some 20 theatres and a tremendous variety of ethnic restaurants. Johannesburg is the shopping mecca of Africa with at least 14 large shopping malls featuring elegant restaurants and fast food outlets, cinemas, department stores and chic boutiques, art galleries, bookstores, beauty salons and a wide selection of jewellery and artefacts. There are also a large number of markets where one can come into contact with the vibrancy, heritage and traditions of the many South African cultures in this truly rainbow nation.
Campus facilities and services Safe and secure study environment Monash South Africa is situated on a 100-hectare site 25 kilometres north-west of central Johannesburg, at 144 Peter Rd (near Hendrik Potgieter Road and Beyers NaudĂŠ Drive) in Ruimsig. There is 24-hour security on campus with regular security patrols. Students living on campus have swipe-card entry to their accommodation and the residences are fully managed. Impressive state-of-the-art teaching facilities include high-tech lecture theatres and tutorial rooms, a library with access to the fully digitised Monash periodical and serials collection, computer labs with cutting-edge PCs, a student association office, a bookshop and a bistro. The largest lecture theatre seats 350 students in comfort, and small tutorial groups ensure personalised teaching.
All lecture theatres and tutorial rooms are equipped with high-quality technology to enable multimedia teaching.
Sports facilities Sports facilities on campus include two basketball/netball/volleyball courts and a playing field large enough to accommodate soccer. Arrangements have been negotiated for Monash students to utilise other sporting facilities such as the sport fields and tennis courts at a private school next to the campus and golf facilities at the nearby Roodepoort country club and numerous driving ranges. The campus is less than a kilometre from the Roodepoort Athletics Stadium and there are also gymnasiums and equestrian, scuba diving, martial arts and sporting clubs in the area. One permanent sports coordinator, a sports officer and a gymnasium supervisor
at Monash South Africa focuses on the continued development of sports and sports facilities on the campus. Monash students currently participate competitively in soccer, basketball, table tennis, netball, action netball, action cricket, cricket, rugby, volleyball, chess and indoor soccer. Leisure sports include badminton, tennis and fun walks. There is also a fully equipped gymnasium on campus. Students are encouraged to establish new clubs and have recently formed a pool club and aerobics classes are held on campus.
Shopping The upmarket Clearwater Mall, which is about five kilometres from the Monash South Africa campus, houses all the major department stores, boutiques, speciality shops, cinemas and restaurants. Northgate Mall is about 10 kilometres from the campus.
Shopping facilities are also available at the Featherbrook shopping complex within 500 metres of the campus. Cafes, restaurants, banking facilities and a supermarket are available here.
Transport Most students walk to the nearby shops or share a taxi to one of five major shopping malls and extensive sporting/leisure facilities in the area. A Monash shuttle bus service is available to take residence students to the Clearwater and Northgate Malls and to specified offcampus accommodation venues.
Student Association The Monash Student Association provides students with a platform for student representation. The association is also focused on developing social activities on the campus and facilitating the introduction and management of clubs and societies.
Student Development and support services A range of student development and support services are provided to help ease the transition to university life and to enable and empower students to achieve
their best potential. These services focus on both academic and social student orientation and interaction. Student Development Services offers professional counseling, support and advice to students on emotional, psychological, health, spiritual, educational, family and physical concerns in order to enhance the academic performance and wellbeing of the Monash South Africa community. Student development also offers a comprehensive campus health service, which includes primary health care and HIV / Aids services. The Student Development services offered on campus are free of charge to all students. Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching Services. Student Support (CALT.SS) This service is available to all Monash students to ensure success in their academic studies. CALT.SS concentrates on the development of academic literacies and study skills through joint faculty tutorials, generic workshops, individual consultations, online tutorials and drop-in sessions.
Accommodation On-campus accommodation Quality of student life is a priority at Monash South Africa. Our on-campus student accommodation combines modern architectural design with a safe and secure living environment. Available to enrolled students only, Monash accommodation offers easy access to campus facilities. Our accommodation provides a highquality living experience including: • self-catering accommodation with private single or shared bedrooms; • kitchen facilities; • television and games rooms, small lounges and outdoor braai areas; • internet access points in each bedroom, providing students with 24-hour online computing, library and specialist Monash services (computers are not supplied); • laundry facilities; • 24-hour security and access control; • on-site parking.
Accommodation fees for 2011 range from about R27 000 to R36 120 per year and are subject to annual escalation. Fees are payable on a semester basis and are due prior to semester commencement. A security deposit is applicable. Fully managed off-campus accommodation There is additional secure off-campus accommodation which is fully managed by Monash South Africa. Known as Honey Park it consists of three 2-bedroom apartment complexes situated approximately 5 kilometres from the campus. Transport to and from the campus and nearby shopping complexes is provided. Please note that space is limited and early applications will be given preference.
For more information on the various accomodation options visit the website or contact the Student Residence Office on +27 11 950 4000 or e-mail musaaccommodation@adm. monash.edu
Additional off-campus accommodation Students are also free to arrange their own off-campus accommodation. There is a variety of quality off-campus student accommodation to suit different requirements and budgets is available within a 10 kilometre radius of the campus. A Monash shuttle bus provides transport to and from the campus on a specified route. Off-campus housing advisory service This web-based information and advisory service aims to inform and educate students about their tenancy rights and responsibilities specifically related to off-campus housing. The resource includes links to the Rental Housing Act and the Consumer Affairs South Africa.
For more information please visit the Monash South Africa website at www.monash.ac.za/prospective/ accommodation/offcampus/ or contact the Student Residence Office on +27 11 950 4000 or e-mail musaaccommodation@adm. monash.edu
Admissions and selection English language requirements English is the language of instruction and assessment at Monash South Africa. All Monash applicants must satisfy the minimum English requirements in order to be eligible for admission: Year 12 or equivalent You must have achieved a satisfactory level of performance in English subject at year 12 or equivalent: The South African National Senior Certificate (NSC), a score of 4 (50 - 59%) in English; O-Levels, a minimum of C; The International Baccalaureate Diploma, a score of 4 (Higher Level) or 3 (Standard Level); A-Levels, a pass in English. or
English Language Proficiency Tests You must have undertaken a test within 24 months prior to your study commencement date and have achieved the following: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), achieving a minimum score of 580 (academic) with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5 or more; Internet-based TOEFL: 90 overall, Writing 22+ with no section below 20. International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), achieving a minimum score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0). You must include the verification details with your application.
Minimum age requirements You must be 17 years of age when you enroll at Monash South Africa.
Minimum entry requirements When applying, students should submit original certified copies of the qualification, as well as final results or transcript. Verification of results with the relevant institution requires exam numbers and exam venue number to be provided. A maximum of one academic year is permitted to meet school leaving entry requirements. Entry requirements for Monash may be subject to change.
Admission rating South African Senior Certificate (prior to 2008) Applicants who completed the South African Senior Certificate (SAFCERT) with University Endorsement, prior to 2008, should see the Monash South Africa website for more details on scores and likely acceptance levels.
Admission rating: South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) Monash selects students according to academic merit. Applicants who have sat the National Senior Certificate (NSC) can calculate their compulsory minimum scores and likely acceptance levels for specific programmes as outlined below: NSC Scale NSC % Monash Scores
80 - 100
* Designated subjects list for entry into Higher Education Agric Sciences History Dramatic Arts Religion Studies Music Information Technology Visual Art
Life Sciences Physical Sciences
70 - 79
60 - 69
50 - 59
40 - 49
30 - 39
0 - 29
Credit for previous studies Monash South Africa may grant credit for subjects (units) passed, with satisfactory grades, at other recognised tertiary institutions if: • the subject is considered to be equivalent in content and standard to those offered by Monash South Africa, and • it is relevant to the planned course of study. To apply for credit transfer for previous studies, students must complete the Advanced Standing Application Form, available at http://www.monash.ac.za/ assets/pdf/Advance_Standing_Form. pdf You must include certified copies of all official transcripts or results from previous studies, as well as copies of the subject syllabuses with the application. The application must be made and the credit approved in writing before enrolment. Allow approx 4 - 6 weeks for this process.
Accounting Mathematics Business Studies Mathematical Literacy Economics Consumer Studies Engineering Graphics and Design Geography All official languages and number of non-official languages
Minimum requirements to obtain the NSC Subjects
Minimum requirements for an NSC
Minimum requirements for entry into a degree
4 Compulsory subjects 40% (3) in the required official home language. • 2 Languages 30% (2) in the other required language at (Home and Other Language) 1st additional level. plus 30% (2) for either Mathematics or Math Literacy • Mathematics or 40% (3) for Life Orientation Mathematics Literacy • Life Orientation
To obtain university entrance for degree purposes, an NSC certified by Umalusi is required with a minimum of 50-59% (a score of 4) in four designated NSC subjects. Certain subjects from the designated list may be prerequisites for entry into certain degree programmes.
3 Elective subjects (Chosen from designated subjects list*)
Additional requirements may be set by Individual universities or faculties.
40% (3) in one of the subjects and 30% (2) in the other two subjects
Minimum entry requirements for degree programme at Monash South Africa Degree Bachelor of Arts
Minimum required score Minimum subject requirements Bonus points 34
Bachelor of Arts (Global) 35 English (4) Bachelor of 32 English (4) Business Science Mathematics (4) or Math Literacy (5) * Bachelor of Computer 33 English (4), and Information Mathematics (4) Sciences or Math Literacy (5) Bachelor of Public Health
Bonus points can be added as follows: English (5 or more) - Score + 2 Mathematics (5 or more) - Score + 2 or Math Literacy (6 or more) - Score + 2
Note: * Mathematical Literacy will not be accepted for those students wishing to major in Accounting in the Bachelor of Business Science and continue studying towards registration as a Chartered Accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).
10 Average score for the best seven grades (including English, Kiswahili and Mathematics) from 2009 onwards. (Prior to 2009 average score for the best eight grades.) Score grades as follows: A=12, A- =11, B+=10, B=9, B- =8, C+=7, C=6, C- =5, D+=4, D=3, D- =2, E=1. English entry requirement met by minimum of B in English. Total score of a maximum of 3 A Level subjects taken in one academic year. Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the calculation. Score A Levels grades as follows: A=5, B= 4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Score AS Level grades as follows: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. English entry requirement met by a minimum of C in O level English or a C in the General Paper. Total of all scores achieved in one academic year from six subjects. Score grades as follows: 1=Excellent, 2=Good, 3=Satisfactory, 4= Poor. English entry requirement met by pass in Grade 12 English with a score of 3 or better.
Average score from a maximum of nine subjects and a minimum of eight subjects. If average ends in decimal point then score should be rounded down. For example, an average of 4.9 should be rounded down to 4. Maximum score indicated left. Score grades as follows: A1=1, B2=2, B3=3, C4=4, C5=5, C6=6, D7=7, D8=8, F9=0. (S is a Sub-pass). English entry requirements met by minimum of C in English subject. NSC (2008 onwards) meeting minimum requirements for admission to a degree as certified by Umalusi. For additional requirements and admission scores (using 6 best subjects excluding LO) please refer to the table on page 12.
Kenya 7 8 9 10 Certificate of Secondary Education
Mauritius 7 8 9 10 Higher School Certificate
Namibia 18 16 14 12 Higher Senior Secondary School Certificate
Nigeria 6 5 4 3 Senior School Certificate
South Africa 32 33 34 35 National Senior Certificate
1: Bachelor of Business Science / Bachelor of Public Health
2: Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences
3: Bachelor of Arts
4: Bachelor of Arts (Global)
Applicants with a US High School Diploma (Grade 12) and combined SAT scores of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing.
Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year. Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the calculation. Score A Levels grades as follows: A=5, B= 4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Score AS Level grades as follows: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. English entry requirement met by minimum of C in O level English.
Zimbabwe 7 8 9 10 General Certficate of Education (Advanced Level)
Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year. Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject of Education in the calculation. Score A Levels grades as follows: A=5, B= 4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Score AS Level grades as follows: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. English entry requirement met by minimum of C in Uganda Certificae of Education (O levels) or a grade between 6 and 1 in the General Paper.
Uganda 7 8 9 10 Advanced Certificate of Education
Tanzania 7 8 9 10 Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year. Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of Advanced Certificate one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the calculation. of Secondary Score A Levels grades as follows: A=5, B= 4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Score AS Level grades as follows: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. Education English entry requirement met by minimum of C in â€œEnglish Languageâ€? in the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSE)(O levels).
Total final score as shown on transcript. Evidence of successful completion of diploma is also required. English entry requirement met by minimum of 4 in English (SL) or 3 in English (HL)
International Baccalaureate 25 26 27 28 Diploma
Pre-requisites and extra information Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year. Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the calculation. Score A Levels grades as follows: A* or A=5, B= 4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Score AS Level grades as follows: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. English entry requirement met by a minimum of C in the GSCE (O levels).
Degree (see details below table) 1 2 3 4
A Levels, GCE 7 8 9 10
Pathway into your degree Monash South Africa Foundation Programme The Monash South Africa Foundation Programme (MSAFP) is designed as a pathway to a Monash undergraduate degree. The programme enables students whose scores do not meet the requirements for direct entry into an undergraduate degree programme to bridge the gap between their highest education qualification and the academic qualifications accepted by Monash South Africa. The MSAFP is accepted as a ‘1 + 3 year’, or ‘four-year extended degree’ model. For example, students whose scores meet the entry requirements, enter directly into mainstream study in undergraduate degrees or ‘3-year’ model. Those whose scores do not meet the requirements for direct entry into a degree, may be eligible to enter into the Foundation Programme
The demands of the Foundation Programme prepare students for the pace and depth of undergraduate study. On successful completion of all units and a minimum of a credit average, students may gain admission to one of the undergraduate degrees on offer at Monash South Africa, or into an equivalent undergraduate degree at Monash University, Australia.
must be passed in order to gain entry into the relevant undergraduate programme at Monash South Africa. Students have three semesters to complete their Foundation Programme studies during which time all the requirements of the programme must be met. Students in the Foundation Programme are subject to Monash South Africa’s policies on deferred and special consideration applications.
One year full-time.
Intakes February and July.
Students undertaking the MSAFP will choose to follow an Arts, Business and Commerce, Health Science or IT stream depending on which undergraduate degree they wish to enter on completion of the programme. Students may not enrol for more than four units per semester. All units
Support for transition into higher education The Foundation Programme provides support for students both academically and socially. The transition that students make from secondary education into higher education is an enormous step. In addition to mainstream teaching and learning support, the Programme has a formal system to track and monitor students in their academic endeavours. This allows for early and effective interventions to be made for academic success and a smooth transition into university life.
In addition, the programme has a welldeveloped tutor and mentor programme. The mentor programme is freely available to all Foundation Programme students. It encompasses the academic, personal and social aspects of living and studying at Monash South Africa. The emphasis of the support the Foundation Programme offers is on academic achievement and social support. The programme is geared to helping students to perform academically to the very best of their abilities.
Entry requirements English language requirements TOEFL: Arts stream – a score of 550, TWE 4.5 (paper based) or 80 overall, 20 writing and no section below 18 (internet based); Business, IT and Health streams – a score of 527, TWE 4.0 (paper based) or 71 overall, 17 writing and no section below 13 (internet based). International students who have attended a school where the medium of instruction is not English should meet on of the following English Language Requirements: IELTS: Arts stream – a score of 6 (no band lower than 6); Business, IT and Health streams – a score of 5.5 (no band lower than 5).
International school leavers O-Levels: GCE Applicants with six O-Levels: with a ‘C’ average qualify. Grades 1-6 are also regarded as a pass. Applicants with five O-Levels with three Bs and two Cs also qualify. A minimum of a ‘C’ symbol for
Foundation programme units Semester 1
Arts Stream units Academic English A Computer Systems & Word Processing Media Studies Geography & Environmental Science
Academic English B Introduction to Behavioural Studies Introduction to International Studies Understanding University Learning
Business Stream units Academic English A Computer Systems & Word Processing Mathematics A Introduction to Accounting
Academic English B Introduction to Marketing Mathematics B Understanding University Learning
IT Stream units Academic English A Computer Systems & Word Processing Mathematics A Problem Solving for IT
Academic English B Databases & Spreadsheet Fundamentals Mathematics B Understanding University Learning
Health Sciences Stream units Academic English A Computer Systems & Word Processing Mathematics A Introduction to Behavioural Studies
Academic English B Understanding University Learning Mathematics B Health and Development
English is required for all streams. To enroll in Business, Health or IT, students must achieve a minimum of a ‘C’ symbol for Mathematics. International Baccalaureate Diploma A minimum score of 24. A minimum of a ‘3’ symbol for English is required for all streams. To enroll in the Business or IT streams, students must also achieve a minimum of a ‘3’ symbol for Mathematics. KCSE Calculate an average score of the best 7 grades (including English, Kiswahili and Mathematics) for 2009 onwards. Students must achieve a minimum of a C average as well as a C symbol in English and to enroll in the Business or IT streams, students
must also achieve a minimum of a C symbol for Mathematics. SAT Scores SAT: Applicants with a High School Diploma (Grade 12) and combined SAT scores of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing. All three streams require a score of 1600. Maximum of two academic years permitted to meet entry requirements.
South African school leavers – National Senior Certificate (NSC) Should use the admission scoring formula on page 9 of this brochure to calculate their scores.
Minimum entry scores, South Africa school leavers with an NSC: Stream
Minimum entry score
Compulsory minimum scores
Arts stream 24 English (3) Business, Health 26 English (3) and Mathematics (3) and IT streams or Math Literacy (4) Note: Students may be required to write further admissions tests.
Bonus points English and Mathematics (4) or more (score + 2) or Math Literacy (6) or more (score + 2)
Closing date for applications: 31 December 2011, (First semester) and 31 May 2012 (Second semester).
Tuition fees, visas Annual tuition fees Fees are payable per semester, 50% is payable on or before registration and the balance is due at the end of February for semester one and at the end of July for semester two. Fees are set for one year and thereafter are subject to change according to inflation rates and other factors. Students will also need to purchase textbooks and cover living and social expenses. For more details on the Monash South Africa tuition and residence fees please see the website on www.monash.ac.za or contact the Prospective Students office on +27 11 950 4009 or email email@example.com
International students The South African currency is the rand (ZAR).
Visas Students from outside South Africa will be responsible for obtaining their own visa. Visa requirements Once a minimum of 80% of the first semester fees have been paid in full, proof of payment has been received by Monash South Africa, and the applicant has a full offer for a programme, applicants must complete the request for confirmation of enrolment (COE) form in order to receive a written COE. Students must have this COE in order to apply for a study permit. Prior to leaving your home country, students must obtain a study permit (endorsed with a practical training permit) from the nearest South African High Commission, Embassy, Consulate or Trade Commission. The South African study permit allows for students to work 20 hours per week during term time and to work full-time during semester breaks. Study permits are issued for the duration of your programme.
A refundable cash deposit/bank guarantee for repatriation purposes is payable to the South African High Commission. Allow six to eight weeks for applications to be processed (not including postage). Application details and forms can be obtained from your nearest South African High Commission, Embassy, Consulate or Trade Commission. Note: A visitorâ€™s visa cannot be converted to a study permit once a student is in South Africa. In accordance with South African law, students arriving without a study permit will not be allowed to complete enrolment and will be required to return to their home country.
Health insurance It is compulsory for international students to have health care insurance in the form of a hospital plan and primary health care. The South African government requires students to obtain insurance from a South African administered health care scheme. Your health care cover must be obtained prior to enrolment with Monash South Africa. You will be required to show proof of this on enrolment day.
If you have not negotiated Health Insurance cover in your own country you may wish to contact Student Development at Monash South Africa on +27 11 950 4006 for details of our preferred providers.
Admissions: How to apply Step 1 Choose your programme. Check if you meet the entry scores and any other minimum entry requirements. If you do not meet the minimum academic requirements for undergraduate study, ask about our Foundation Programme (see page 11).
Step 2 Complete the application for admission form which can be found at the back of this guide. Ensure that all sections are completed and that the declaration is signed and dated.
The following documents must accompany the application form: • a legally certified copy of your most recent academic transcript/results; • a legally certified copy of your identity book or passport; and • evidence that the English language requirements have been met. Students are encouraged to submit applications to Monash South Africa based on their most recent set of academic results available, which may include Grade 11. If you wish to apply for credit for previous study, please complete the relevant form which is available at www.monash.ac.za / prospetive / admissions. All sections of the forms must be completed and the declaration signed and dated. The relevant supporting documents must also be attached.
Academic year 2012 First semester Enrolment / Orientation: First semester: Mid-semester break: Swot vacation: Exam period: Mid-year break:
20 - 24 February 27 February - 1 June 6 - 13 April 4 - 6 June 7 - 29 June 30 June - 15 July
Second semester Enrolment / Orientation: Second semester: Mid-semester break: Swot vacation: Exam period:
16 - 20 July 23 July - 19 October 24 - 28 September 22 - 24 October 25 October - 16 November
For first-year students, the academic year begins at the commencement of Orientation Week
Banking details Account name:................ Monash SA Ltd Bank:................................ First National Bank Branch:............................. Cresta (25-49-05) Account number:............ 620 627 324 85 Swift code: . .................... FIRNZAJJ Reference:....................... Provide your Monash Student Number to the bank as a reference for your deposit All deposits must be made in South African Rand and must include all bank charges. Proof of payment must be faxed to the Student Accounts Officer. Note: Funds for living expenses must be paid into the student’s own bank account. Monash accepts deposits for tuition and accommodation fees only. Closing date for applications: 31 December 2011 for First Semester 2012 intake.
Step 3 Send all of the above to: Admissions Office Monash South Africa Private Bag X60 Roodepoort 1725 South Africa Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 4 Applicants will receive notification of the outcome of their application by email and post. Successful applicants will receive a letter of offer and an enrolment pack confirming their offer and including acceptance documents, application forms for accommodation as well as advice on how to apply for a study visa (where applicable). Students attempting a final-year qualification will receive definite notification once the final results have been released and evaluated.
Step 5 To accept an offer, applicants must complete the acceptance document. Iternational students must attach a bank draft made out to Monash South Africa for a minimum of 80% of the first semester tuition fees (and on-campus accommodation fees, if required). Payment can also be made by electronic transfer and must include all bank charges.
Scholarships and bursaries Monash South Africa is committed to providing opportunities for higher education to a broad cross-section of the community and offers scholarships and bursaries to achieve this aim. Scholarships Monash South Africa scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and are available to South African and international students. Only students who are school-leavers (Grade 12 or equivalent in the year of application) and who achieve a minimum of a distinction aggregate (all A symbols) will be considered for a Monash South Africa scholarship. The scholarships are valued at 25 - 100 percent of the annual programme fee and are available for full-time study only. Scholarships do not cover other costs such as accommodation, travel and textbooks. To be eligible for a scholarship you must first be accepted into a programme at Monash South Africa. Scholarships are renewable each year, providing students achieve a 60 percent average. At the end of each year, the relevant school will assess studentsâ€™ performance and determine whether they are eligible to continue to receive the scholarship.
The cost of any unit failed will be bourne by the student if repeated. Application process If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, contact the Prospective Students Office to obtain the relevant application forms, which include detailed instructions on how to apply. These forms can also be downloaded (in PDF format) from the Monash South Africa website.
Bursaries A limited number of bursaries are available to economically disadvantaged learners who complete their schooling in 2011 and who meet the entrance requirements and programme selection criteria at Monash South Africa. The distribution of bursaries will be based on academic merit and the individual financial circumstances of applicants. Only South African citizens are eligible to apply. To be eligible for a bursary you must first be accepted into a programme at Monash South Africa.
The bursaries will provide a 25 - 100 percent reduction of tuition fees for the normal duration of the programme, subject to satisfactory academic progress. The level of fee reduction will be at the discretion of Monash South Africa. Bursaries do not cover other costs such as accommodation, travel and textbooks. The cost of any unit failed will be bourne by the student if repeated. Application process If you wish to be considered for a bursary, contact the Prospective Students Office to obtain the relevant application forms, which include detailed instructions on how to apply. These forms can also be downloaded (in PDF format) from the Monash South Africa website.
Application deadline for 2012: 31 October 2011
The Prospective Students Office can be contacted on telephone +27 11 950 4009 or via email at email@example.com
Bachelor of Arts The School of Arts at Monash South Africa aims to educate future public leaders, professionals and managers, instilling in them knowledge of societyâ€™s institutions, cultures and values. Arts students strive to understand, critically analyse, describe and explain the human world and their position within it, just as scientists attempt to describe and comprehend the natural world. The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is designed to help students make sense of our rapidly changing global culture. Equally relevant to the professional world of work and the world of knowledge, the BA aims to provide students with the skills needed to contribute to the social and cultural fabric of the community and to become truly global citizens.
The BA introduces students to a range of areas of study in the humanities and social sciences. While each unit provides an introduction to its specific area of study, skills of analysis, communication and research will also be developed. Arts studies require students to read, debate, examine, evaluate and discuss issues, teaching them to carefully build arguments and propositions. Students will be encouraged to think independently and to develop new ways of approaching problems.
Career opportunities for Bachelor of Arts graduates Employers seek flexible, well-informed graduates who are sophisticated communicators and analytical thinkers. Monash Arts programmes are designed to instill such qualities in students. The world of work is changing rapidly and students will need to take a global outlook and be adaptable in order to succeed. A BA degree provides a rich base of skills and knowledge for graduates to build on through Honours and postgraduate programmes and training in the workplace.
With the skills and knowledge developed throughout their degree, graduates will be equipped to apply for positions in a diverse range of fields: • journalism, publishing and writing; • public relations, corporate communications, marketing and advertising; • business research and analysis, management consulting; • human resources, training and development; • management and administrative positions; • public or civil service, diplomacy, foreign affairs, urban and environmental planning, public policy analysis; • social and community services, counselling, social welfare, social research; • teaching (with an additional teaching qualification) and education administration.
• another two arts units at first, second or third-year level; • a minimum of six units at third-year level; • a maximum of 10 first-year units; • a minimum of 16 arts units in total; • additional arts or non-arts units to make a degree total of 24 units.
Normally, students must complete a minimum of six units taught by the school at first-year level, and at least eight arts units at second/third year. In addition students must complete another two units at first, second or third-year level. Students must complete at least one major and one minor in units taught by the School of Arts.
Three years full-time or equivalent.
Structure The Bachelor of Arts allows students the flexibility to design an individual programme to meet their academic, personal and professional aspirations. To make the most of the opportunity, prospective students are advised to discuss their degree path with the academic staff in the School of Arts. Normally, students complete eight units at each year level. However, students may vary this basic structure, provided they satisfy the following requirements: • an arts major (a minimum of eight units taken over three years); • an arts minor (four units taken over two years); • another first-year arts sequence (two units);
Most units may be taken towards either the second or third year of the degree, though some units are available at first-year level only.
Units from other schools Students have the option of completing a portion of their degree in units taught by another Monash school, depending on academic and professional aspirations. However, to qualify for the Bachelor of Arts, students must complete a minimum of 16 units taught by the School of Arts.
Majors and minors A major is a three-year specialisation in an area of study consisting of a total of eight units, with two units taken at first-year level and six units taken at second and thirdyear levels (with a minimum of three units at third-year level). Some areas have special requirements for the completion of a major. These special requirements are outlined under ‘Description of majors’. Students may take two majors in the Bachelor of Arts degree. One of these majors may be completed from those majors offered by another school (subject to approval by the Head of the School of Arts and the other school). The choice of major will depend on academic interests and professional goals. A minor is a two-year sequence in an area of study. A minor generally consists of two units at first-year level and two units at second/third-year level. A sequence consists of two one-semester first-year units. Majors and minors are available in: • Child and Youth Development • Communication and Media Studies • Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies • Criminology and Criminal Justice • Geography and Environmental Science • International Studies • Journalism • Sociology • Philosophy • Psychology (offered by School of Health Sciences) Minor units are available in: • French • English Literature
First-year level At first-year level, students must take at least three pairs of units from those offered by the School of Arts. It is possible to take two first-year units taught by another school.
Arts Second/third-year level In second year, students will generally concentrate on three areas of study, then focus on two areas at third-year level, although it is possible to vary this structure. Students can take up to two majors in the BA degree.
Description of majors Child and Youth Development Child and Youth Development is concerned with improving poor early life experiences of children and adolescents that can lead to harmful outcomes including underachievement of potential, behaviour problems and delinquency. Professional practitioners in this field promote the optimal development of children, youth and their families in a variety of settings, such as early child care and education, community-based child and youth development programmes, parent education and family support, school-based programmes, community mental health, group homes, residential centres, rehabilitation programmes, paediatric health care and juvenile justice programmes. This major focuses on empowering the practitioner to be effective in assessing needs, designing and implementing programmes and planned environments, integrating a range of requirements into the life space of children and youth, and participating in interventions on their behalf – in both cultural and political settings. How do I complete a major in Child and Youth Development? A major will include the two first year units; the two second-year core units, and four units at second/ third-year level (with a minimum of three of these units at third year level). First year • Child and Youth Development Context • Child and Youth Development Levels
Second year • Child and Youth Assessment (core) • Child and Youth Interventions (core)
Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies
Second/ third year Core units • Health and Safety Requirements for Children • Building Support Networks for Children and Families
Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies offers a range of units in the disciplines of Literature, Language and Cultural Studies: these include units in French Studies (Language and Culture), English Literature, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies.
Plus at least two units, chosen from the following: • Family Functioning and Child Abuse • Management of Community Projects • Intermediary Services in Courts • Field Placements in Child and Youth Care
Communication and Media Studies Communication and Media Studies is concerned with the organisation, processes and effects of traditional and new communication technologies. Students will learn to critically analyse the media and learn about the structure of communication industries and the relations between the media, culture and power. How do I complete a major in Communication and Media Studies? Students must complete the two first-year units followed by three units at second-year level, and three units at third-year level. The particular units available may vary from year to year, but those currently offered are: First year • Media and Culture • Communication and Society Second/third-year level • Youth Media • New Media: Communication in the Electronic Age • Communication Research and Methodology • Managing Communication in Multicultural Organisations • Strategic Communication Practice • Communication Realms and Interfaces • The Practicing Consultant Units will be offered on a rotational basis.
The skills of communication, comprehension and analysis that one gains through studying Literature, Language and Cultural Studies are useful in almost any field including the arts, media, teaching, as well as any profession that requires analytical and critical skills and a creative approach to problem solving. Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies also offers a broad knowledge of different aspects of history, culture and society. How do I complete a major in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies? After completing at least two first-year units, students must complete a minimum of six units at second and third-year level. First year • Reading Africa: An Introduction • Centres and Margins and/or • French Studies 1 • French Studies 2 Second/third year • Africa and its Others • The Poetics of Memory • Culture, Gender and Sexuality • Narrative Practices • Field Studies in Francophone Africa and the Indian Ocean • Diaspora and Transnationalism • French Studies 3 • French Studies 4.
Criminology and Criminal Justice Crime is a fascinating subject. It is also considerably more complex than the superficial and romanticised portrayal it often receives in fictional writings and the media.
Students who study this subject gain an understanding of the criminal event and learn to critically analyse and evaluate the various facets of deviance, conflict, crime and victimisation. The major institutions in the criminal justice system are explored and current debates surrounding the workings and outcomes of the system and its components are analysed and evaluated. The concepts of social justice, victim/survivor, empowerment, crime reduction and redress are examined, as are the formal and informal responses to the criminal event and punishment. How do I complete a major in Criminology and Criminal Justice? After completing the two first-year units, students need to complete a minimum of two units at the second year level and a minimum of four units in the third-year level. First year • Understanding Crime • Criminal Justice in Action: Police, Courts and Corrections Second year • Victimology • Crime and Punishment Third year • Forensic Criminology: Victim and Offender Profiling • Child Justice: Human Rights, Law Reform and Socio-Criminology of Deviance • Criminal Behaviour • Gender and Crime
Geography and Environmental Science Geography and Environmental Science is concerned with natural environments, societies, communities, economies, human environment relations and environmental management. Physical Geography emphasises the systematic study of environmental processes, climate, soils, land use and landscapes. Human Geography focuses on development, cities and communities, economic processes and cultural studies.
How do I complete a major in Geography and Environmental Science? To complete a major in Geography and Environmental Science, students must complete the first-year units, followed by three units at second-year level and three units at third-year level. Not all units listed are offered every year.
First year • Introduction to Physical Geography • Introduction to Human Geography
How do I complete a major in International Studies? After completing the two first-year units, students must complete a minimum of two units at the second year level and a minimum of four units in the third-year level. Note that some of the units listed can be taken at either second or third year level. Not all units listed are offered every year.
Second/third-year level • Environmental Policy and Management • Power and Poverty • Cities and Sustainability • Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Management • The Southern African Atmospheric Environment • Environmental Assessment and Decision-making • Research methods in Geography and Environmental Science • Field Studies in Regional Sustainability
International Studies is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that crosses history, politics, international relations, sociology and economics. It explores how the contemporary world came to be and the main challenges human beings are facing in the 21st century.
First year • Contemporary Worlds 1 • Contemporary Worlds 2 Second/third-year level • Nationality, Ethnicity and Conflict • Mobile Worlds: Migrants, Refugees and the Politics of Belonging
Arts • • • • • •
Africa in the Modern World South Africa: Democracy and Development Globalisation and its Discontents Governing the Global Economy Diplomacy in Contemporary International Relations Democratication and Human Rights in Africa • Arms Control and International Security • Global Cultures, Local Traditions
Journalism This major equips students with knowledge of the principles, methods, craft and practice of journalism in the printed, electronic, online and video media. A practice-based approach is combined with rigorous professional and intellectual standards. Particular attention is paid to the skills of lawful and responsible reporting in the economic, investigative, sporting and cultural fields - with an emphasis on developing economies and societies. How do I complete a major in Journalism? Students must complete the two first-year units followed by the three units at secondyear level, and three units at third-year level.
Open-mindedness is perhaps the characteristic mark of an educated person. Philosophy at university is fundamentally concerned with developing openmindedness together with the various skills of critical appraisal. Those who possess these virtues are well-placed to gain a better understanding of both themselves their culture and political state. How do I complete a major in Philosophy? To complete a major in Philosophy, students must complete the two first-year units, followed by three units at secondyear level and three units at third-year level. First year • Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics A • Further Studies in Philosophical Ethics Second year • Global Justice • Political Philosophy • Ethics at Work Third year • Political Theory • Environmental Ethics • Stoic and Epicurean Philosophy
First year • Journalism 1 • Journalism 2
Second year • Online Journalism • Video Journalism • Journalism and the Law
Although Psychology is offered by the School of Health Sciences at Monash South Africa, Psychology units and the Psychology major are a popular choice for students registered for a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Third year • Economic Reporting • Investigative Reporting • Reporting Sport and Culture
Philosophy Philosophy characteristically raises questions about the basic assumptions of every form of human inquiry: metaphysical, knowledge-related, ethical, political and aesthetical. Those who want to be able to understand these problems when they
face them, and ultimately get answers to them, will require at least a basic training in Philosophy.
Psychology is the study of human behaviour, which includes all that we perceive, understand, feel, think and do as individuals interacting with the greater world. It includes the study of the biological basis of behaviour, the development of the person from conception to death, the individual and society, perception and thinking, personality and abnormal behaviour. How do I complete a major in Psychology? Students wishing to undertake the major sequence in Psychology must complete a total of 10 units, including the two first-year core units. First year Core units: • Psychology 1A • Psychology 1B Second/third-year level • Developmental and Biological Psychology • Research, Design and Analysis • Cognitive and Social Psychology • Perception and Personality • Psychological Testing, Theories of Ability and Ethics • Abnormal Psychology • Research Methods and Philosophy of Psychology • Organisational Psychology
Sociology Sociology at Monash South Africa is inter-nationally competitve and contextually relevant.
BA (Global) Students who undertake the major in International Studies have the option to include in their degree the sequence in Global Studies and then complete a BA (Global). The unit requirements for the BA (Global) are the same as for other BA degrees. A special feature of this degree is that students must study overseas for at least one semester, and may do so for up to three semesters. Students can study at Monash Malaysia and/or at one or more of the Monash Australia campuses. Overseas studies can only be commenced in the second year. Students who in second year find they are unable to study abroad as originally intended, will be able to continue their studies under the normal Bachelor of Arts degree structure.
Our core focus in Sociology is the study of the processes of social organisation and change and their consequences in human life. Sociologists examine how differences in the way societies are organised both limit and make possible other features of social life. Sociologists focus on the structures, cultures and change in industrial and post-industrial societies in their global context. They also seek to describe and explain patterns of social change in order to consider changes in the mosaic of our responsibilities. Sociology involves the study of social policy in an attempt to apply what is learned, through research, to the major issues confronting societies. It is also concerned with developing sound social policies for a just and equitable society. How do sociologists do this? By being involved in societies, living with the data, engaging in social action and reflecting on social change. Active participation is a prerequisite in Sociology. In doing this, sociologists find a range of theories and concepts to help guide their studies, and to provide insight and interpret what they observe. How do I complete a major in Sociology? After completing the two first-year units, students must complete a minimum of two units at the second year level and a minimum of four units in the third-year level.
Description of minors French The first year French Studies units are designed to enable students with little or no prior knowledge of French to develop a high level of communicative competence in the French language and a critical awareness of French and French-speaking societies and cultures. To complete a first-year sequence in French Studies, students must complete: • French Studies 1 • French Studies 2 Intermediate French French Studies 3 and 4 have been designed for those students who have successfully completed the French Studies 1 and French Studies 2 units or students who have passed French at Senior Certificate level (or equivalent).
Honours Bachelor of Arts (Honours) programmes are offered in the following areas of study: Communication and Media Studies, Criminology, Victimology and Criminal Justice, Geography and Environmental Science, International Studies and Psychology.
First year • Introduction to Sociology 1 • Introduction to Sociology 2
One year full-time. Part-time students may be considered.
Second year • Social Theory • Research Methodology
Third year • Contemporary issues in sociological research • Youth, Culture and Social Change • Population and Migration • Sociology of Health and Medicine
Monash students who are or have been, enrolled in a BA qualify for admission to a fourth-year Honours programme in Communication and Media Studies, Criminology, Victimology and Criminal Justice, Geography and Environmental Science and International Studies, provided that they have: • completed the normal requirements for that degree;
• completed a major sequence (eight units or more over three years) within their chosen discipline(s); • obtained average grades of 70% in four units in the Honours discipline(s) at second and third-year levels. Three of these units must be at third-year level. For more information on the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology, please visit the website on www.monash.ac.za or contact the Prospective Student’s office on Tel: +27 11 950 4009 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Students qualified to enter an Honours programme must normally do so within five years of the date on which they completed their undergraduate studies. Students from another faculty or institution should contact the School of Arts at Monash South Africa for more information. Note: These programmes will be offered given sufficient student interest. All applications are subject to approval from the Head of Department and Head of the School of Arts.
Masters MPhil in Integrated Water Management This full-time degree is designed to prepare a next generation of research leaders and managers to address complex and interlinked water management issues. It comprises both coursework and dissertation components and is offered in conjunction with Monash South Africa’s International Water Centre partners. International lecturers and local experts provide lecturing and supervision MPhil in Arts This degree offers an opportunity for students to focus their research on the following disciplines: Communication and Media Studies; Criminal Justice and Criminology; International Studies; Geography and Environmental Science; Philosophy; Sociology and Psychology. To find out more please visit: http://www. monash.ac.za/research/hdr-msa.html
Business and Economics
Business and Economics
Bachelor of Business Science The Bachelor of Business Science degree offered by Monash is a global, flexible degree that gives students the opportunity to create a study programme to best suit their proposed employment goals and business discipline interests. The five Monash campuses that offer business degrees work collaboratively within the Faculty of Business and Economics, using an international approach to programme management that aims to provide all students, regardless of location the opportunity to develop: • Fundamental knowledge of general principles and applications of a core range of business and commerce disciplines;
• Technical knowledge, analytical skills and evaluative capabilities that are appropriate to chosen major areas of study and ability to apply expertise to functional problem solving; • Capacity for critical thinking and articulate reasoning exhibited through effective written and oral forms of communication; • Capacity to integrate and synthesise knowledge from different disciplines to
innovative applications in business settings, with a demonstrated awareness of ethical and social responsibility; • Skills in interpersonal communication and sensitivity to a global environment.
The programme comprises a core of six compulsory units and a range of electives, some of which can be taken from other schools. The core units have been chosen to provide an introduction to the full range of business and commerce disciplines, while the electives allow students to build on the core by specialising in one or more areas of study.
Units are taught from a conceptual, as well as an applied perspective. The programme is designed to provide students with a range of skills that are portable across geographic boundaries, thereby enhancing opportunities for study and employment in other countries.
Career opportunities Business education is in high demand worldwide as it develops leaders with knowledge and expertise across a broad range of disciplines that have immediate value in the workplace. Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Science are prepared for careers in business, industry, government and international organisations. As a Monash Business Science graduate you will not only possess an internationallyrecognised, high quality degree, you will also be well-equipped personally and professionally to take advantage of global employment opportunities in a variety of disciplines across the public, not-for-profit and private sectors.
The six individual core units are: - Principles of Accounting and Finance - South African Business Law 1 - Introductory Microeconomics - Business Statistics - Introduction to Management - Marketing Theory and Practice • Up to 10 units may be taken at first-year level; • At least six units must be third-year level units – at least four of these must be taken from units offered by this school; • Up to six units are free electives – see other programme entries for available units (units from another school must be approved by that school); • At least one major specialisation must be chosen consisting of eight units from this school’s major disciplines / areas of study (see below), including at least two units at each of the second and thirdyear levels; • Students may major in two different major discipline areas, thereby gaining specialist knowledge in more than one area; • At least four of the non-compulsory units must be outside the main field of study.
Major discipline areas In the Bachelor of Business Science at Monash South Africa students can major in: Accounting; Economics; Management and Marketing. The units listed under each major must be completed (in addition to the core units) in the degree in order to fulfill the requirements of a major in the discipline area.
Accounting Bachelor of Business Science graduates who major in Accounting will be equipped to pursue careers where knowledge of accounting and related disciplines is required. This major is often taken together with a second major to provide the graduate with a sufficient knowledge to perform work in another business area in addition to accounting. Note: To major in Accounting is not the same as completing the degree Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting), see page 28 for more details on this degree. Units First year • Principles of Accounting and Finance (core) • Introduction to Financial Accounting
Three years full-time or equivalent.
Programme structure The degree comprises 24 units, normally completed by full-time students over a period of three years. The degree requirements are: • A core of six compulsory (onesemester) first-year units comprising one unit from each of the school’s six discipline groupings: Accounting; Business Law; Business Statistics; Economics; Management and Marketing.
Business and Economics Second year • Financial Accounting A • Financial Accounting B • Cost Information for decision making • Corporate Finance A Third year • Financial Accounting C • Advanced accounting for management information • Corporate Finance B Note: It is recommended, due to the high level of taxation and corporate governance knowledge required in any business today, that students taking the Accounting major also include South African Taxation A and Ethics and Business as electives in the second year. (see page 27) Note: For the additional required units to complete the degree Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting). Please see page 28.
Economics The economics major equips students with the necessary skills to work within the economic units of private and public enterprises. It combines specialised studies in microeconomics, macroeconomics, labour economics, international trade and finance, money and banking. Many graduates pursue careers as economists, or in other fields such as investment management, government policy and international trade. Units First year • Introductory Microeconomics (core) • Introductory Macroeconomics Second year • Macroeconomic Policy • Managerial Economics • Labour Economics Third year • Economics of International Trade and Finance • Competition and Regulation • Economics of Money and Banking
Management The Management major leads to a wide range of careers in business and/or management. The curriculum has a strong international content, while also embracing themes and problems relevant to the African region and countries and the major issues of our time. Students are equipped to live, learn, work and contribute globally. This major offers three focus areas within the field of Management: • Strategic Management, Innovation and Leadership • People Management • Business Management and Entrepreneurship The Management major can be combined with a second major (ie, double major) chosen from the other majors offered by the School of Business and Economics as well as from the Schools of Arts, IT and Health Sciences. These combinations are subject to the approval from the relevant Heads of School. Possible interdisciplinary career roles: With a double major in Management (focus area: Strategic Management, Innovation and Leadership) and Accounting, Economics, Geography and Environmental Studies, International Studies, Marketing, Philosophy or Sociology are: Strategist; Industry/business analyst; Researcher; Leader; Strategic manager; Innovator; Innovation manager; Knowledge creator; Futurist; Economist; Global manager; Management accountant; City planner; Environmental manager; Landscaper; Educator; Political; Ethics officer; Investor; Share trader; Corporate social responsible officer With a double major in Management (focus area: People Management) and Child and Youth Development, Clinical and Public Health Sciences, Comparative Literature and Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Health Programmes and Policy, International Studies, Internet Systems and Marketing are: Manager and administrator; Leader; Human resource manager; Trainer and developer; Community engagement officer; Provider of public and civil services; Social researcher; Counsellor; Public relations
officer; Journalist; Communications manager; Educator; Negotiator; Mediator; Industrial psychologist; Executive coach; Life coach; Change agent; Motivational speaker; Corporate social responsibility officer; Sales manager; Customer services representative; Events manager; Services manager; Health manager; Organisational wellness manager; Employee assistance programme developer With a double major in Management (focus area: Business Management and Entrepreneurship) and Accounting, Applications Development and Networks, Business Law and Taxation, Business Systems, Communication and Media Studies, Economics, Geography and Environmental Studies, International Studies, Internet systems and Marketing are: Entrepreneur; Small Business Owner/ Manager; General Manager; Functional Manager, i.e. Marketing manager, Financial manager, Operations manager; International Manager; Advisor; Consultant; Business analyst; Project manager; Events manager; Systems analyst; Quality assurer; International trader; Monitory and evaluation specialist; Newspaper and magazine editor; Legal advisor; Tax advisor; Brand manager Compulsory units • Introduction to Management (core) • Managerial Communication (1st year) • Organisational Behaviour (2nd year) • Strategic Management (3rd year) Plus a further four units chosen from the following list – depending on the focus area: Second year • Managing Quality, Innovation and Knowledge • Human Resources Management • International Business Third year • Organisational Change and Development • Organisational Wellness • Leadership Principles and Practices • Entrepreneurship • International Human Resources Management • Integrated Business Management
• Operations Management • Management Information Systems
Marketing The Marketing major equips students with the necessary skills to manage customer relationships in private and public enterprises. More specifically, the Marketing major aims to equip students with the necessary skills to understand customer needs; design customer-driven marketing strategies; construct marketing programmes that deliver superior value to all stakeholders and build profitable relationships. Units First year • Marketing Theory and Practice (core) Second year • Consumer Behaviour • Marketing Research Methods • Integrated Marketing Communication Third year • Marketing Planning and Implementation • Marketing Strategy • International Marketing Plus one additional unit, chosen from: • Electronic Marketing • Marketing Internship
Sub-majors The units listed here, are sub-majors available to any student taking any of the majors in the Bachelor of Business Science degree. They are, however, compulsory for the students studying towards a Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting).
Business Law and Taxation First year • SA Business Law A (core) Second year • SA Business Law B • SA Taxation A
Third year • SA Taxation B • SA Taxation C • International Trade Law
Professional Accounting Second year • Auditing A • Auditing B • Computer Auditing • Ethics and Business
Additional elective units offered by the School of Business and Economics Additional elective units offered by the School of Business and Economics Second year • Business Data Modelling – (Note: Business Statistics (core) is a prerequisite) • Introductory Econometrics
Third year • Group Statements
Business and Economics Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting) The Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting) is a specific nonflexible degree aimed at gaining entrance into becoming a Chartered Accountant in South Africa. This degree is specifically accredited with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Career opportunities Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting) will be equipped to pursue careers in professional accounting and related areas. Accounting graduates may seek membership of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) or with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Those graduates wishing to seek membership SAICA will be required to complete a Certificate in the Theory of Accountancy (CTA) or a fourth-year equivalent at another SAICA-accredited university offering CTA (until such time as the Monash fourth year has been SAICA accredited).
The Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting) prepares graduates for further studies towards the professional qualification Chartered Accountant (South Africa) (CA (SA)) or a Chartered Certified Accountant. A graduate with a CA (SA) qualification usually builds a career as an accountant or auditor (external or internal) or as a consultant in private practice, in commerce and industry, in the academic environment or in government. Areas of specialism include finance and costing, taxation, computer auditing, forensic auditing, international accounting and many others. In South Africa, a Chartered Certified Accountant can build a similar career, but not as an external auditor.
As a Monash Business Science (Accounting) graduate you will possess an internationally-recognised, high-quality degree, and will be well-equipped personally and professionally to take advantage of global employment opportunities in a variety of disciplines across the public, not-for-profit and private sectors.
Length Three years full-time or equivalent.
Programme structure The degree Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting) comprises 24 compulsory units, chosen to comply with the syllabus requirements of SAICA. It is normally completed by full-time students over a period of three years. The compulsory units are: First year • Principles of Accounting and Finance • Introduction to Financial Accounting • Introductory Microeconomics • Introductory Macroeconomics • IT in Organisations • Business Statistics • Introduction to Management • South African Business Law A Second year • South African Business Law B • South African Taxation A • Financial Accounting A • Financial Accounting B • Corporate Finance A • Cost Information for decision making • Auditing A • Ethics and Business Third year • Advanced accounting for management information • Corporate Finance B • Auditing B • Computer Auditing • South African Taxation B • South African Taxation C • Financial Accounting C • Group Statements
Honours Programme A Bachelor of Business Science (Honours) is offered in the following areas of study: Management, Marketing or Finance. The Honours programme presents a structured introduction to conducting research and is useful for students who are considering further study at a higher level. Mentoring and an individualised supportive learning environment are key features of the Honours programme.
Length One year full time
as Human Resources Management and Tourism Management) or Finance as a major discipline area from Monash University, or an equivalent university or institute, is necessary to be considered for admission. Monash University candidates should normally have obtained a weighted minimum average (WAM) of 65 percent over year levels two and three of the undergraduate degree units of the discipline area. Applicants from other universities should normally have obtained a minimum average of 70% in the main subjects of the discipline area. Applicants should also have successfully completed a university Mathematics or Statistics unit. Applicants who do not comply with this requirement may be required to complete an additional Mathematics or Statistics unit in addition to their degree.
A Bachelor degree in business or another field with Marketing, Management (including Management sub-fields such For more detailed information on any of the units offered by the School of Business and Economics please see the Monash South Africa website on www.monash.ac.za
Units required A Monash University graduate needs a minimum of 8 units in the relevant field in their first degree. Non-Monash students should have successfully completed all required main discipline area subjects up to year level 3.
Structure The course structure has three main components: â€˘ a set of research methods units â€˘ a set of directed studies units where students can study topics of specific interest â€˘ a major research project and report.
Admission The intensive and personalised nature of the course means that numbers are restricted. Selection will be based on demonstrated academic ability, a statement of interest, an interview, as well as the availability of suitable supervision.
Bachelor of Public Health The Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) is a multidisciplinary, flexible degree that provides students with opportunities to choose pathways in public health promotion, programmes and policy, and clinical and public health sciences, leading to a wide range of careers. It also provides a pathway to postgraduate clinical programmes (for example medicine, social work, nursing and allied health) as well as honours and higher degrees by research. The Bachelor of Public Health offered by Monash South Africa is the equivalent of the Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) offered at the Monash University Caulfield campus in Australia. This diverse undergraduate degree has a globally relevant curriculum based on the BHSc, with contextual variation specific to Monash South Africa.
The BPH reflects existing and projected demands for the current and future public health workforce in South Africa, Africa and internationally. Undergraduate public health and non-clinical health science programmes have been successfully established within South Africa and internationally.
The Monash programme is unique in that it reflects its global orientation and capitalises on the educational opportunities provided by its international campuses. Students will have the opportunity to undertake international cross-campus collaborations, placements and internships, exposing them to a variety of international staff, students and stakeholders. The curriculum will also be informed by cutting-edge public health research undertaken at other Monash campuses in Australia and Malaysia, at Monash South Africa and its local and international partner organisations.
The degree is structured to allow students to follow particular vocational pathways yet at the same time pursue individual interests via elective studies.
They will find employment in the broad areas of epidemiology, health research, health policy and planning or in health promotion/public health programmes.
All graduates are expected to be critical and creative thinkers; experts within their chosen public health pathway; culturally and ethically competent; and effective communicators.
Some graduates will continue into the Bachelor of Public Health (Honours), and higher degrees by research and continue into research careers, while others may seek entry to a graduate-entry clinical programme, pursue health programme and policy work, or seek employment in government, pharmaceutical or broader health industries.
The School of Health Sciences at Monash South Africa works in close collaboration with the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine within the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences in Australia and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It also takes advantage of local opportunities for collaboration between Schools at Monash South Africa and partners with the community. This programme would suit students who are: • Looking for mobility across the local, national and international health workforce and who want a flexible programme that prepares them to work in many different kinds of organisations; • Aspiring to pursue a clinical career and seeking entry to a graduate medical, nursing or allied health degree at Monash or another university; • Seeking careers in health, health management, non-governmental organisations and development agencies; • Planning to continue to a Bachelor of Public Health (Honours) degree and further postgraduate research training at Monash University or elsewhere.
Globally, public health organisations recognise that threats to health are not confined to national boundaries. BPH graduates will be prepared for the ever-changing challenges of maintaining and promoting health. They will have an opportunity to make both local and global contributions to the improvement of the human condition.
Length Three years full time or equivalent
Structure Students will take core units and select one or two major streams of study plus electives. In the core units students learn about the determinants of health; human biology; epidemiology; research and critical thinking; global health; health care systems; health and society; disease prevention and control; and health law and ethics.
Bachelor of Public Health graduates will be multiskilled professionals with expanded mobility and will be equipped to find employment in public health settings at local, regional and global levels.
In order to meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Public Health degree, a student must complete: • Health Sciences core units (x13 units) • Health Sciences major units (x 6 units)
• Electives at first, second and third-year level from the list provided /or from other schools (x 5 units) • Maximum of 8 first-year level units • Minimum of 6 third-year-level units including those completed in the major • Total of 24 units Candidates may complete a second major or a second minor sequence from disciplines offered by the school (e.g. Psychology) or from other or Schools (e.g. Child and Youth Development major).
Majors A major requires the completion of a minimum of 8 units. Normally a major will include a first-year level sequence (or two core units), two units at second-level and four units at third-level, or three units at second-level and three units at third level. A major is normally taken over three years.
Electives Electives provide students the opportunity to select complementary studies and/or pursue academic interests from across the School of Health Sciences and other Schools on the Monash South Africa campus. Elective choices can be from a wide variety of disciplines such as psychology, management, marketing, journalism, languages, information technology and/or other units available at Monash South Africa. Electives must be taken at first, second and third year levels as appropriate to the course year.
Students from other Schools Units offered by School of Health Sciences can also be taken by a broad range of students from other Monash South Africa Schools.
Health Sciences Description of majors The Bachelor of Public Health incorporates multidisciplinary studies and pathways into career options via the two major options: Health Programmes and Policy, and Clinical and Public Health Sciences. These majors give students the opportunity to pursue more in-depth studies of particular areas and provide a broad exposure to the public health and clinical health sciences that underpin an understanding of health and illness in both individuals and populations. The majors equip graduates for interrelated vocational pathways in health programmes and policy, and clinical and public health sciences. The core studies allow students to see the synergies between these pathways.
Health Programmes and Policy (HPP) This major prepares graduates to meet public health challenges in a complex, globalised world. Building and elaborating on the core units, this major examines strategies for preventing illness and injury, and health promotion for improving health of individuals, families, communities and wider populations. Students will acquire skills including programme design; planning; management; research and evaluation; critical appraisal of evidence; policy analysis and design; and organisational and health communication skills. They will gain knowledge of different cultures, contexts and settings in which policy, programme and prevention strategies are developed and implemented.
Clinical and Public Health Sciences (CPHS) This major builds and elaborates on the core units. It has a focus on detailed studies of research methods and approaches for public health programme design, analysis and evaluation, clinical research and disease management and prevention in different settings and contexts.
Students will acquire skills in critical appraisal of evidence; the design and conduct of clinical research; pharmacological and occupational health research; and strategies and approaches for improving health. Such skills can be applied in a variety of public health and clinical research careers.
Third year • Contemporary Health Challenges • Health Promotion in Primary and Clinical Settings • Health Programme Evaluation* • Health Programme Practicum* • Health Policy and Politics* * Compulsory units for this major.
Course structure summary First year • Foundations of public health • Global Health: Opportunities and Challenges • Data, Evidence and Critical Thinking in Health • Health and Social Care Systems and Policy • Biological Bases of Health and Disease 1 • Biological Bases of Health and Disease 2 • First level elective (two units) Second year • Analysing Patterns of Health and Disease • Research Methods in the Health Sciences • Health Promotion: Global and Local • Culture, Society and Health • Clinical and Public Health Sciences major (x 2 units) or • Health Programmes and Policy major (x 2 units) • Second level elective (x 2 units) Third year • Health, Law and Ethics • Health for all in a Global World • Disease Prevention and Control • CPHS or HPP major (x 3 units) • CPHS or HPP major (x 2 units) or • Third level elective x 2 units
Health Programmes and Policy major units Second year • Health programme planning* • Community development and partnerships • Communicating health*
Clinical and Public Health Sciences major units Second year • Treatments and technologies* • Clinical epidemiology • Body systems physiology • Biology 1 • Biology 2 • Mathematics of uncertainty • One or more of Functions and their applications, Analysis of change, Techniques for modelling. • One unit from the Health Programme and Policy major (second year level) Third year • Environmental determinants of health and disease* • Statistical modelling for health science research and practice • Quantitative research design and analysis* • Research/practical project • Fundamentals of health service mgt • Health economics • One unit from the Health Programme and Policy major (third year level) *Compulsory units for this major
How do I complete a major in Psychology? Students wishing to undertake the major sequence in Psychology must complete a total of 10 units including the two first-year core units. First year Core units: • Psychology 1A • Psychology 1B Second/third-year level Core units: • Developmental and Biological Psychology • Research, Design and Analysis • Cognitive and Social Psychology • Perception and Personality • Psychological Testing, Theories of Ability and Ethics • Abnormal Psychology • Research Methods and Philosophy of Psychology • Organisational Psychology
Honours A Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology is currently offerred at Monash South Africa (see page 23 for more details).
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) is offered by the School of Health Sciences at Monash South Africa, Psychology units and the Psychology major are also a popular choice for students registered for a Bachelor of Arts degree. Psychology is the study of human behaviour, which includes all that we perceive, understand, feel, think and do as individuals interacting with the greater world. It includes the study of the biological basis of behaviour, the development of the person from conception to death, the individual and society, perception and
thinking, personality and abnormal behaviour. Psychology units may be taken as electives under the Bachelor of Public Health degree.
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Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences* The School of Information Technology at Monash South Africa is part of the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. With more than 3 000 students in six schools, Monash University has one of the largest Information Technology faculties in the world.
*The Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences degree offered at Monash South Africa is an exact equivalent of the Bachelor of Information Technology Systems degree offered by Monash University. The reason for the different name is that Monash South Africa is obliged to conform to the requirements of the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC).
Professional Recognition Information Technology degree programmes offered by Monash South Africa are accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) and the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Students who graduate with Monash Information Technology degrees can be assured of obtaining a degree that is globally relevant. The curriculum of these degrees reflect the recommendations of
global associations such as the Association for Computing (ACM); the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE); and Association for Information Systems AIS.** See page 37. Research The Monash South Africa School of IT hosts the International Development Informatics Association (IDIA), which functions as a forum for researchers and practitioners in the field of developing ICT solutions within the constraints of remoteness, whether geographical or social. Annual workshops and international conferences are held which are attended by representatives from all continents.
The Information Technology Faculty at Monash University is ranked among the top 30 in the world in terms of research (Times Higher Education Supplement Nov 2006). More than a hundred academic staff in the faculty are actively involved in research and can act as supervisors for students undertaking postgraduate study.
Major discipline areas The Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences is offered with two major streams at Monash South Africa: • Application Development and Networks • Business Systems
Some of the topics covered include advanced Java programming, systems analysis and design, operating systems, software engineering, advanced data communications and networks, information and network security and web programming.
The Monash South Africa School of IT is committed to a globally relevant research framework which focuses mainly on Development Informatics and on Web and Mobile Technologies. This covers almost all aspects of Information and Telecommunication Technology, from programming and database design to project management and human interface design. Our participation in this research enhances our ability to offer high quality teaching.
Each major may be combined with a second major, to enhance your career opportunities. A double major is achieved in the same time as a single major, by substituting elective units with the core units of the second major.
Graduates can choose career paths in areas such as Computer programmer; Network manager; System designer; Web developer; Systems analyst; Project leader; Database designer or administrator; Systems programmer; Analyst programmer; Systems programmer; e-Commerce developer.
The Monash South Africa School of IT has excellent relationships with Monash campuses in Australia and Malaysia as well as international research cooperation with prestigious international institutes such as the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB).
Applications Development and Networks
Length Three years full-time or equivalent.
Structure The degree consists of both compulsory and elective units totaling 24 units over the three years. To qualify for this degree a student must complete eight units per year to achieve a minimum of 24 units over the study period (usually three years full-time).
Description of majors
Students of the Applications Development and Networks major learn how to build new systems and applications from the ground up using current technologies and tools. You will learn about analysing users’ needs, designing and creating the software and databases and managing computer-based information systems and applications. Networks are the single most powerful technology driving the present universal use of computers, and the internet is a vital part of daily life for almost all sectors of the community. This major also focuses on network and internet technologies, their use and management, the design and development of networked systems, and networked applications in industry and government.
Core units Compulsory IT electives
Any electives (can be chosen from another school)
Choose a major from the possible electives
Programme structure First year • Computer Programming 1(core) • Computer Programming 2 • Computers and Networks (core) • Data Management (core) • Network Architecture (core) • Three elective units. These are free choice level 1, 2 or 3 units which may be taken from within the School of Information Technology or from another school. Second year • Systems Design (core) • Software Analysis Design and architecture • IT Professional Practice • IT Project Management (core) • Data Structures and Algorithms • Web Programming plus **The Association for Computing (ACM) was established in 1947 and has 80 000 members worldwide. In 2001 the ACM began an initiative to define an Information Technology curriculum. Input was received from the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), a globally recognised organisation established in 1946, and the Association for Information Systems (AIS), a global organisation established in 1994 which focuses on information systems.
Information Technology • Two elective units: These are free choice level 2 or 3 units which may be taken from within the School of Information Technology, or from any other School at Monash South Africa. Third year • Industrial Experience Project 1 (core) • Industrial Experience Project 2 (core) • Software Engineering • Operating Environments • Multimedia Concepts plus • Three elective units. These are free choice level 2 or 3 units which may be taken from within the School of Information Technology or from any other school at Monash South Africa. Units taken from another school must be approved by that school.
Business Systems This major is ideal for future entrepreneurs or managers who want expertise to provide effective business solutions. The Business Systems major focuses on the use of computers and information systems to understand, model and solve complex problems in the world of business. You will learn about computers, networks and databases and how they can be harnessed to make business more effective. You will also learn how to use computers to aid the problem-solving process itself, and how to lead IT teams in developing and managing an organisation’s systems. Business Systems students can choose options that will develop strong business skills, deeper technical knowledge or a blend of both. Your preparation is highly relevant to the current business environment that integrates information technology into all aspects of business operations and management. Some of the topics covered include information systems analysis and design, quantitative analysis, computer modelling of business decisions, electronic commerce systems, data mining and information systems management. Optional topics include studies in data structures and algorithms and software engineering.
Possible careers are: Systems analyst; Information systems manager; Business analyst; e-Commerce consultant; IT consultant; Analyst programmer; Database designer and administrator.
Applications of Data Mining This unit provides students with an understanding of the major components of the data mining process; the various methods and operations for data mining; knowledge of the real-world applications of data mining; and an understanding of the major research issues in this area.
Programme structure First year • Computers and Networks (core) • Data Management (core) • Business Statistics Plus • Four elective units. These are free choice level 1, 2 or 3 units which may be taken from within the School of Information Technology, or from any other school. Second year • Systems Development (core) • Software Analysis, Design and Architecture • IT Project Management (core) • Web Programming • Computer Models for Business Decisions • IT Professional Practice (core) Plus • Two elective units. These are free choice level 2 or 3 units which may be taken from within the School of Information Technology or from another school. Third year • Industrial Experience 1 (core) • Industrial Experience 2 (core) • Applications of Data Mining • Information Systems Management • Infrastructure for e-Commerce • Information and Network Security Plus • Two elective units. These are free choice level 2 or 3 units which may be taken from within the School of Information Technology or from any other school. Units taken from another school must be approved by that school.
Business Statistics This unit introduces basic business statistics and is offered by the School of Business Economics. Computer Models for Business Decisions This unit examines the principles and practice of modelling and analysis of business systems as a support for the decision making activities. Topics include breakeven analysis, linear programming models, waiting lines systems and simulation, network problems, and forecasting techniques. Computers and Networks This unit introduces students to fundamentals of computer systems and networks. It provides basic knowledge of computer organisation and architecture, operating systems, and networking architecture, technology and operation. Computer Programming 1 Provides an overview of programming and its role in problem-solving and strategies, for meeting user requirements and for designing solutions to programming problems. Computer Programming 2 Introduces more advanced object-oriented programming topics and techniques and gives students a deeper understanding of programming and data structures and practical skills in designing, building and testing computer programs. Data Management Introduces the principles and concepts of database systems, including planning, designing, using and implementing a data model using an enterprise-scale relational database system.
Information Systems Management This unit develops an understanding of the management issues surrounding information technology, the knowledge of management functions and responsibilities necessary for IT managers, and the understanding to apply IT management principles in the organisational environment Infrastructure for e-Commerce This unit examines the intricacies of the information technology infrastructure requirements necessary for effective, efficient and secure practice of electronic commerce. Network and Systems Administration This unit covers: system components and network structures, technology and protocols; system administration; administration methods and standards; management issues; network simulation, documentation and security, common services.
Data Structures and Algorithms This unit covers the application and implementation of common data structures: stacks, queues, lists, priority queues, tables, sets and collections; and data representations: arrays, linked lists, heaps, trees and hashing. Students also study advanced algorithms in areas such as: graph theory, pattern searching and data compression. Electronic Business The ways organisations and businesses use the internet and related technologies (including mobile systems and web services) to securely conduct business activities. It includes analysis and design of an e-business solution as part of a preliminary business case. Human-Computer Interaction This unit covers the theories and principles of the interactions between humans and computers, their application in the design of interfaces, together with the input and output devices used to interact with computer systems. Usability testing and evaluation of GUI systems is also covered.
Information and Network Security Students learn about common information risks and requirements, mechanisms and architectures to ensure information security over communication networks, and privacy and ethics issues. Industrial Experience Project Students have the opportunity to experience working in a small project team and, under the direction of a supervisor, develop an information system in a network environment in response to a clientâ€™s requirements. IT in Organisations Provides the organisational and social context for the technical core units, and introduces students to the professional roles and responsibilities of IT practitioners. Project Management Provides both a theoretical and practical overview of processes involved in managing large projects, with particular emphasis on projects common to the IT industry.
Operating Environments Students learn about processes and threads, deadlocks, memory management, input/ output principles, file systems, security, and case studies of major operating systems. Service Oriented Computing Some of the latest developments in the field of web applications are investigated. Known as Web Services, they make use of a number of standards to allow business to business (B2B) systems over the World Wide Web. Software Engineering Topics include: lifecycle models, sizing, estimation, planning and control of projects, functional specification and design of real-time systems, formal specification using Z, integration and testing strategies, configuration management and re-engineering. Systems Development Introduces systems development using an agile development approach. It focuses on the application of UML models to the analysis and design of a system. It covers the nature of systems analysis and design as a problem-solving activity. It introduces the nature of modelling as an analytical and a communicative process.
Information Technology Software Analysis, Design and Architecture This unit examines object-oriented systems modelling/design in greater depth than the prerequisite unit. The key disciplines of the Unified Process are examined to set a context for analysis and design. Students will learn about static and dynamic modelling, and component-based design, using UML. Web Programming Students learn about principles of commercial e-business and e-commerce programming using scripting and mark-up languages. Web Systems 2 Topics covered: XML Schema Language; XSLT; XPATH; Server-side scripting: PHP; Scripting techniques for building dynamic web page interfaces for accessing serverside data stores; Ajax. Web Systems 3 Topics covered: Client-side scripting; ASP.Net with C#; State handling; Using data sources: manipulating XML as a data store. Server controls; Page life cycles; Code behind; .NET Assemblies; XML Web service; System configuration and optimisation; Authentication; Ajax with ASP NET.
Honours Programme The Bachelor of Computer and Information Science (Honours) degree is an optional continuation of an undergraduate Bachelors degree, where students complete further four units and a thesis in order to graduate with an Honours degree in the School of IT. The units are designed to further specialised knowledge in particular fields of IT.
Career opportunities This degree prepares students for a professional career in the IT industry.
• A bachelor’s degree in Information Technology (or equivalent). • An average mark of 60% for the final (3rd year) undergraduate units.
(Six credits each. Note: Not all units are on offer every year.) • Advanced topics in information systems • Reading unit • Advanced topics in intelligent systems • Advanced topics in algorithms and discrete structures • Advanced topics in programming languages and systems • Advanced topics in computational science • Digital communications technology and protocols • Information security • Network management • Software security • Advanced internet protocols and applications • Digital coding and compression for communications
Structure of Honours degrees • A total of 48 credits are required to complete the Honours degree. • The two core units must be completed plus three electives.
Core units • Individual Honours Research Project (thesis) extending over the whole year (24 credits) • IT Research methods, which is a formal research training and methods unit (6 credits)
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