Course

Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

Approved Abbreviation: BICT


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3639.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 064013K


Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is Spring 2013 or later.

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.

Commencement Year 2009 to Autumn 2013 - 3639.1 - Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

The Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology is a three year course accredited by the Australian Computer Society. It provides graduates with skills and knowledge in networking and IT applications development, along with the ability to apply practical ICT solutions in real-world situations. Units available offer a solid foundation across several domains including Networking, Databases, Systems Analysis & Design, Programming, Web and Mobile Technologies, Project Management, Professional Communications, Operating Systems and Human Computer Interaction. It also covers the necessary mathematical and statistical skills as needed by an ICT practitioner. The structure of the Course provides scope for electives, sub-majors or majors in further studies including the areas of Mobile Computing and Application Development, Entertainment Computing, Astroinformatics, Health Informatics, Social Media Analytics, Networking, Health Information Management, Mathematics, Statistics, Systems Security and IT Support. NB: Majors/ sub-majors may not be offered on all campuses.

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course AdviceCDMS@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull 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.

UAC

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
300095Computer Networks and Internets
300144Object Oriented Analysis

And one elective

Spring session

300583Web Systems Development
300958Social 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

Year 1

Spring session

300565Computer Networking
300104Database Design and Development
300700Statistical Decision Making

And one elective

Autumn session

300580Programming Fundamentals
300585Systems Analysis and Design
300095Computer Networks and Internets

And one elective

Year 2

Spring session

300581Programming Techniques
300958Social Web Analytics

And two electives

Autumn session

300582Technologies for Web Applications
300578Professional Development
300144Object Oriented Analysis
300570Human-Computer Interaction

Year 3

Spring session

300583Web Systems Development

And three electives

Autumn session

300579Professional Experience
300698Operating Systems Programming
100483Principles of Professional Communication 1

And one elective

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 only 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
SM3039Statistics
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
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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