Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Advanced)

Approved Abbreviation: BICTAdv

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3684.1

CRICOS Code: 077827J

Course Status: INACTIVE
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The Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Advanced) is a challenging course that includes advanced coursework, extension project and basic research training. A mentoring program will link the student with experienced academic staff and research groups within UWS. This professional ICT course cultivates capable ICT graduates for the high end of ICT professions. This course provides graduates with comprehensive skills and knowledge base in networking and IT applications areas of ICT and the ability to apply practical solutions across ICT. It allows students to develop considerable skills in application development, program design, systems analysis & design, networks, web-design, and the implementation of technology. Their attributes can be conceptually grouped into the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • investigate - the ability to draw on a solid technological and software core of ICT knowledge and practice in analysing and developing applications;
  • integrate - the ability to amalgamate the knowledge and skills in developing new applications and new application areas;
  • innovate - the required skills and knowledge base to keep up to date with the rapid development in technology and practice across the ICT as an extension of their current understandings and the ability to find innovative ICT solutions and move the ICT field forward.

The Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Advanced) is a three year ICT course with accreditation by the Australian Computer Society being sought. It provides a solid foundation in Networks, Databases, Systems Analysis & Design, Programming, Web Technologies, Project Management, Professional Communications and Operating Systems and associated Computer Security. It also covers the necessary mathematical and statistical skills, and basic research training as needed by a high end ICT practitioner.

Study Mode
Three years full time.

Course Advice



CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternalYun Bai


Assumed knowledge - HSC Mathematics and any two units of HSC English.

Minimum ATAR of 90. Students must maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) greater than 5.0 to continue their enrolment in this course.

International applicants must have a overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 in each subtest

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.


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

Students within the Advanced degree are required to complete five (5) Advanced units.

Compulsory Advanced units

  • 300903 Programming Techniques (Advanced)
  • 300902 Web Systems Development (Advanced)
  • 300900 Professional Experience (Advanced)

A further two units to be chosen from

  • 300946 Computer Networking (Advanced)
  • 300888 Object Oriented Analysis (Advanced)
  • 300941 Database Design and Development (Advanced)
  • 300901 Human-Computer Interaction (Advanced)
  • 300943 Operating Systems Programming (Advanced)

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequences below.

Year 1

Autumn session

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

Spring session

Choose one of

300565Computer Networking
300946Computer Networking (Advanced)

Choose one of

300144Object Oriented Analysis
300888Object Oriented Analysis (Advanced)

Choose one of

300104Database Design and Development
300941Database Design and Development (Advanced)

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300582Technologies for Web Applications
300903Programming Techniques (Advanced)
300095Computer Networks and Internets

And one elective

Spring session

300699Discrete Structures and Complexity

Please note unit 300699 is no longer available from 2013. Students should take unit 300958 Social Web Analytics.

300902Web Systems Development (Advanced)

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

300578Professional Development

Choose one of

300698Operating Systems Programming
300943Operating Systems Programming (Advanced)

Choose one of

300570Human-Computer Interaction
300901Human-Computer Interaction (Advanced)

And one elective

Spring session

300900Professional Experience (Advanced)

And three electives

Majors and Sub-majors

Students please be advised that all Majors and Sub-majors available to course 3639.1 - Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology are also available to those enrolled in course 3684.1 - Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Advanced).

Please see link below for Majors and Sub-majors available.

3639.1 Bachelor of Information and Communications Techology

Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

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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