Course

Master of Information and Communications Technology

Approved Abbreviation: MICT


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3642.1

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 063546M


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


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The Master of Information and Communications Technology (Advanced) (MICT (Advanced)) course is a two year full-time/four year part-time course. It has three nested awards - Master of Information and Communications Technology, Postgraduate Diploma in Information and Communications Technology and Postgraduate Certificate in Information and Communications Technology - with exits available after completion of eight, six and four units respectively.

Completion of eight units will lead to the Master of Information and Communications Technology (MICT): a) as a generic degree; or b) with specialisation program in Web Engineering; or c) with specialisation program in Networking.

Completion of six units will lead to a Postgraduate Diploma in Information and Communications Technology, and completion of four units will lead to a Postgraduate Certificate in Information and Communications Technology.

The course has been designed to prepare computing professionals and recent graduates for work in the information and communications technology sector at the highest levels in today’s highly globalised and networked environment. It will provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable them to deal effectively with advanced issues in information and communications technologies in general, and in the fields of Web engineering and networking in particular. Graduates of the course should possess a solid foundation that will allow them to maintain their skills as their specialised fields evolve.

Study Mode
One year full-time or two years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course Advicepostgradit@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above

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

Admission

Eligibility for admission to the Master of Information and Communications Technology is based on the following requirements:

An undergraduate degree in Computing

or

An undergraduate degree in any discipline and Graduate Diploma in ICT or higher

or

An undergraduate degree in any discipline and three years full-time equivalent work experience in Information and Communications Technologies which includes experience in applying skills in: programming; network administration; database design; data structure analysis.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience MUST support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

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 eight units including the units listed below.

  • Two core units.
  • At least four units at postgraduate level from those offered by the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, in either the generic specialisation or from the Web Engineering or Networking Specialisations, as listed below.
  • Up to two units, at postgraduate level, offered by other Schools within Health and Science disciplines as approved by the School from time to time.

Common Core (20 credit points)

300695.2Network Technologies
300693.3Web Technologies

Non-specialisation (Generic) program

Information Communication Technology (ICT) units offered by the School of Computing and Mathematics (minimum 40 credit points - at least four of the following)

300252.3Advanced Topics in Networking
300255.2Network Management
300256.2Multimedia Communication Systems
300260.2IT Project Management
300389.2Wireless Networking
300437.2XML and Web Services
300443.2Web Engineering
300692.2Workflow Management Systems
300694.3Advanced Topics in ICT
300696.2Systems and Network Security
300697.2Content Management Systems and Web Analytics
300769.3Intelligent Agents for E-Markets
300770.3Software Testing and Automation
300977.2Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems

With approval of the Academic Course Advisor

300238.2Computing Research Project A

Non-specialisation (Generic) program

Units offered by other Schools within the University (maximum 20 credit points - at most two of the following)

Research Methods

Business Process Management

Enterprise Resource Planning

Business Process Integration

Web Engineering Specialisation (an additional 40 credit points)

ST3006.1Web Engineering

Networking Specialisation (an additional 40 credit points)

ST3007.1Networking


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