Course

Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

Approved Abbreviation: BICT


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3639.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 064013K


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

The Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology is a professional ICT course that provides graduates with a skills and knowledge base in networking and IT applications areas of ICT and the ability to apply practical solutions across ICT. It allows students to develop skills in application development, program design, systems analysis & design, networks, web-design, and the implementation of technology.

Their attributes can be conceptually grouped into the knowledge and skills necessary to: •investigate - the ability to draw on a solid technological and software core of ICT knowledge and practice in analysing and developing applications;

  • *investigate- the ability to draw on a solid technological and software core of ITC knowledge and practice in analysing and developing applications;
  • *integrate- the ability to amalgamate the knowledge and skills in developing new applications and new application areas
  • *innovate- the required skills and knowledge base to keep up to date wigh the rapid development in technology and practice across ITC as an extension of their current understandings and the ability to find innovative ICT solutions and move the ITC field forward.

The Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology is a three year course accredited by the Australian Computer Society. It provides a solid foundation in Networks, Databases, Systems Analysis & Design, Programming, Web Technologies, Project Management, Professional Communications and Operating Systems and associated Computer Security. It also covers the necessary mathematical and statistical skills as needed by an ICT practitioner. The foundation core provides a basis for electives, sub-majors or majors in further studies including the areas of networks, web, interactive technologies, Mathematics, Statistics, Computational Decision Making, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, and health informatics. Some of these majors and electives may be offered at particular campuses and subject to the approval of the Director, Academic Programs.

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course Advicebict@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
The Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology is accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at Professional level.

Admission

Assumed knowledge required: HSC Mathematics and any two units of HSC English.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

http://pubsites.uws.edu.au/international/

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time - Start Year Intake

Year 1

Autumn session

300580Programming Fundamentals
100483Principles of Professional Communication 1
300585Systems Analysis and Design
300700Statistical Decision Making

Spring session

300565Computer Networking
300581Programming Techniques
300104Database Design and Development

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300582Technologies for Web Applications
300144Object Oriented Analysis
300095Computer Networks and Internets

And one elective

Spring session

300583Web Systems Development
300699Discrete Structures and Complexity

Please note unit 300699 is no longer available from 2013. Students should take unit 300958 Social Web Analytics.

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

300570Human-Computer Interaction
300578Professional Development
300698Operating Systems Programming

And one elective

Spring session

300579Professional Experience

And three electives

Full-Time Mid Year Intake

Spring session 1

300565Computer Networking
300144Object Oriented Analysis
300104Database Design and Development
300580Programming Fundamentals

Autumn session 2

300582Technologies for Web Applications
300585Systems Analysis and Design
300700Statistical Decision Making

And one elective

Spring session 3

300583Web Systems Development
300699Discrete Structures and Complexity

Please note unit 300699 is no longer available from 2013. Students should take unit 300958 Social Web Analytics.

And two electives

Autumn session 4

300570Human-Computer Interaction
300581Programming Techniques
100483Principles of Professional Communication 1
300095Computer Networks and Internets

Spring session 5

300579Professional Experience

And three electives

Autumn session 6

300578Professional Development
300698Operating Systems Programming

And two electives

Electives for majors and sub-majors

Electives for majors and sub-majors may not be available on all campuses and may create timetable clashes (given the range of possible progression options). Where an elective cannot be taken, the Course Advisor may approve equivalent units where there is considerable overlap. Such units might be found within the School or via cross-institutional study.

Cross-Institutional Study

Please note: Majors and sub-majors are optional.

Majors

The following majors are available to all students in this version of the course.

M3005Entertainment Computing
M3004Health Informatics
M3025Networking

The following majors are available to students who commenced prior to 2013, however, they must be applied for as optional majors as they are not available for self-selection in MySR.

M3001Advanced Programming
M3023Computational Decision Making
M3000Computer Systems
M3024Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
M3021Mathematics
M3022Statistics

The following majors are available to undergraduate students enrolled in other courses. Students in the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology should choose from the list of majors above.

M3002Information Technology
M3003Web Systems Development

Sub-majors

The following sub-majors are available to all students in this version of the course.

SM3011Entertainment Computing
SM3010Health Information Applications
SM3009Health Information Management
SM3031IT Support
SM3025Mathematics
SM3008Networking
SM3002Systems Security
SM3006Web Application Development (for Computing Students)

The following sub-majors are available to students who commenced prior to 2013, however, they must be applied for as optional sub-majors as they are not available for self-selection in MySR.

SM3005Applied Mathematics
SM3027Computational Decision Making
SM3000Computer Systems
SM3004Formal Systems
SM3028Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
SM3026Statistics
SM3001Systems Administration
SM3003Systems Programming

The following sub-major is only available to undergraduate students enrolled in other courses.. Students in the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology should choose from the list of sub-majors above.

SM3007Web Application Development (for Non-Computing Students)

Major and Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for majors and sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers majors and sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Major

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

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