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Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

Approved Abbreviation: BICT


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3639.4

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 064013K


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing 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 2016 or later.

For Commencement Year 2014, please refer to: 3639.3 Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

For Commencement Year Spring 2013, please refer to: 3639.2 Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

For Commencement Year 2009 to Autumn 2013, please refer to: 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
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Sydney City CampusFull TimeInternalAntoinette Cevenini

Accreditation
On completion of this Course graduates will be eligible for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society.

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). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

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/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

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.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

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 - Sydney City Campus

Click here for the recommended sequence at Sydney City Campus.

Recommended Sequence - Campbelltown, Parramatta and Penrith Campuses

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 session. Full-time students beginning their studies 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

Start Year 2.5 Year Accelerated Pathway with Summer Session

Year 1

Autumn session

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

Spring session

300581Programming Techniques
300565Computer Networking
300104Database Design and Development

And one elective

Summer A session

300582Technologies for Web Applications
300570Human-Computer Interaction

Year 2

Autumn session

300095Computer Networks and Internets
300144Object Oriented Analysis

And two electives

Spring session

300583Web Systems Development
300958Social Web Analytics

And two electives

Summer A session

300578Professional Development

And one elective

Please note that the choice of elective unit in Summer A session may restrict the choice of major that can be completed.

Year 3

Autumn session

300579Professional Experience
300698Operating Systems Programming

And two electives

Mid-Year 2.5 Year Accelerated Pathway with Summer Session

Year 1

Spring session

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

Please Note: 300700 Statistical Decision Making is only offered in Autumn session. Full-time students beginning their studies mid-year are required to enrol in the equivalent unit 200032 Statistics for Business.

And one elective

Summer A session

300585Systems Analysis and Design
300570Human-Computer Interaction

Autumn session

300580Programming Fundamentals
300095Computer Networks and Internets
300144Object Oriented Analysis
100483Principles of Professional Communication 1

Year 2

Spring session

300581Programming Techniques
300958Social Web Analytics

And two electives

Summer A session

300582Technologies for Web Applications

And one elective

Please note that the choice of elective unit in Summer A session may restrict the choice of major that can be completed.

Autumn session

300578Professional Development
300698Operating Systems Programming

And two electives

Year 3

Spring session

300583Web Systems Development
300579Professional Experience

And two electives

Electives for Majors and Sub-majors

Please note: Majors and sub-majors are optional.

Majors

Campbelltown, Parramatta and Penrith Campuses

M3102Cyber Security

Please note from 2019 M3102 Cyber Security is replaced by M3116 Cyber Security.

M3116Cyber Security
M3068Entertainment Computing
M3097Health Informatics
M3054Mathematics
M3074Mobile Computing
M3070Networking

Please note from 2018 M3070 Networking is replaced by M3109 Networking

M3109Networking

Sydney City Campus

M3074Mobile Computing
M3070Networking

Please note from 2018 M3070 Networking is replaced by M3109 Networking

M3109Networking

Sub-majors

Campbelltown, Parramatta and Penrith Campuses

SM3080Astroinformatics
SM3101Cloud Computing
SM3052Entertainment Computing
SM3090Health Informatics
SM3054IT Support
SM3025Mathematics
SM3057Mobile Computing
SM3053Social Media Analytics
SM3089Statistics
SM3077Systems Security
SM3056Web Application Development (for Computing Students)
SM3055Networking

Please note from 2018 SM3055 Networking is replaced by SM3095 Networking

SM3095Networking

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.

MyStudentRecords (MySR)



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