Course

Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

Approved Abbreviation: BICT


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3639.3

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 064013K


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


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 2014 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 Spring 2013 - 3639.2 Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

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
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
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.

International Office

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

Please Note: 300700 Statistical Decision Making is only offered in Autumn. Students in full time mid-year are required to enrol in the equivalent unit 200032 Statistics for Business.

And one elective

Autumn session

300580Programming Fundamentals
300585Systems Analysis and Design
300095Computer Networks and Internets
100483Principles of Professional Communication 1

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

And two electives

Electives for majors and sub-majors

Please note: Majors and sub-majors are optional.

Majors

M3068Entertainment Computing
M3083Health Informatics
M3054Mathematics
M3074Mobile Computing
M3070Networking

Sub-majors

SM3080Astroinformatics
SM3052Entertainment Computing
SM3075Health Information Applications
SM3076Health Information Management
SM3054IT Support
SM3025Mathematics
SM3057Mobile Computing
SM3055Networking
SM3053Social Media Analytics
SM3039Statistics
SM3077Systems Security
SM3056Web Application Development (for 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).

It is suggested that students in the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology who wish to choose a major or sub-major should choose from the list of optional majors and sub-majors above.

The following majors and sub-majors are only available to undergraduate students enrolled in other Western Sydney University courses.

  • M3002 Information Technology
  • M3003 Web Systems Development
  • SM3058 Mobile Application Development (for Non-computing Students only)
  • SM3078 Web Application Development (for Non-Computing Students)

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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