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Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of Arts

Approved Abbreviation: BICT/BA


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3654.3

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 068787J


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 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.

For Commencement Year 2013, please refer to: 3654.2 Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of Arts

For Commencement Year 2010, please refer to: 3654.1 Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of Arts

This double degree program is designed in recognition of the globalising nature of the information technology industry. In addition to providing a strong technical background in IT, the course also provides students with the necessary knowledge in an Arts major such as: International Relations and Asian Studies; Cultural and Social Analysis; English; History and Political Thought; Philosophy; Chinese; Japanese, Arabic and Indonesian. In the IT area, the program allows students to develop skills in program design, application development, systems analysis and design, computer networking, web development, data analysis, and the implementation of technology to solve real-world problems. Students in this double degree also have the opportunity to complete a semester of study overseas and receive advanced standing towards their BA majors and sub majors subject to WSU limits on advanced standing. Students are encouraged to do so but must discuss this with a BA course advisor first.

In the IT area, the program allows students to develop skills in application development, program design, systems analysis and design, networks, web-design, and the implementation of technology.

Students in this double degree also have the opportunity to complete a semester of study overseas and receive advanced standing towards their BA majors and sub majors subject to WSU limits on advanced standing. Students are encouraged to do so but must discuss this with a BA course advisor first.

Study Mode
Four years full-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course Advicebict@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
The Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology is currently 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). 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 320 credit points as specified in the structure below.

Students who complete this award will graduate with a Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology and a Bachelor of Arts.

The conceptual design of this BICT/BA double degree is as follows.

In Years 1 to 3 students will complete 160 credit points of Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology units as listed in the course structure below.

In Years 1 to 4 they will complete the four Level 1 BA core units, an eight unit BA major and a four unit BA sub-major from the majors and sub-majors in the Bachelor of Arts as listed below. Students may need to travel between campuses to complete the Arts components of the course.

Students must complete the four Level 1 Bachelor of Arts (BA) core units

For details of the relevant BA core units, refer to the current listing of Bachelor of Arts, course code 1706.

1706 Bachelor of Arts

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

BA core unit (Level 1)

Year 2

Autumn session

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

BA core unit (Level 1)

Spring session

300583Web Systems Development
300958Social Web Analytics

BA core unit (Level 1)

BA major unit

Year 3

Autumn session

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

BA core unit (Level 1)

Spring session

300579Professional Experience

BA major unit

BA major unit

BA sub-major unit

Year 4

Autumn session

BA major unit

BA major unit

BA sub-major unit

BA sub-major unit

Spring session

BA major unit

BA major unit

BA major unit

BA sub-major unit

Bachelor of Arts Majors

M1097Anthropology
M1059Arabic
M1060Chinese
M1113Creative Writing
M1069Criminology and Criminal Justice
M1052Cultural and Social Analysis
M2510Economy and Markets
M1053English
M1071Geography and Urban Studies
M2513Global Business
M1077Heritage and Tourism
M1054History and Political Thought
M1041Indigenous Australian Studies
M1093Indonesian
M2514Innovation and Change
M1108International English

Please note: M1108 International English has been replaced by M1129 International English for students who commence this course from the 2019 academic year. Continuing students enrolled in M1108 are able to remain in and successfully complete the unit requirements of this specialisation.

M1129International English
M1055International Relations and Asian Studies
M1056Islamic Studies
M1062Japanese
M1119Linguistics
M1114Musicology
M1115Music Performance
M2512Organisations and Work
M1083Peace and Development Studies
M1058Philosophy
M1073Sociology

Bachelor of Arts Sub-majors

SM1077Arabic
SM1078Chinese
SM1116Creative Writing
SM1070Cultural and Social Analysis
SM1071English
SM1072History and Political Thought
SM1128Immersion Language
SM1049Indigenous Australian Studies
SM1112Indonesian
SM1120International English

Please note: SM1120 International English has been replaced by SM1132 International English for students who commence this course from the 2019 academic year. Continuing students enrolled in SM1120 are able to remain in and successfully complete the unit requirements of this specialisation.

SM1132International English
SM1073International Relations and Asian Studies
SM1080Japanese
SM1119Linguistics
SM1065Musicology
SM1047Music Performance Studies
SM1076Philosophy


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