Course

Master of Information and Communications Technology

Approved Abbreviation: MICT


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3699.1

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 063546M


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 was 2015 or later.

Master of Information and Communications Technology (MICT) sets the foundation for students to advance their careers in Information and Communications Technology and/or continue further learning in this discipline. Students will be required to complete a work experience component in addition to a number of core and elective units. Students may also chose to complete a specialisation out of the available specialisations for this course. This course is focused on getting students engaged in enquiry-based learning to acquire knowledge in established theories and recent state-of-the-art developments. Students are also expected to develop skills in problem solving and research practice and apply those skills in a professional and ethical framework to develop themselves as lifelong learners.

Study Mode
Two years full-time or one and a half years full time depending upon entry qualifications (see Pathways listed under Course Structure below) or the equivalent part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course AdviceCDMS@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above

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

Admission

Minimum admission requirements to this course are:

A Bachelor qualification in any discipline

Or

A Diploma in ICT/Computing/IS fields and five years full-time equivalent work experience in Information and Communications Technologies which includes experience in applying skills in: programming; networking; database design and development; systems analysis and design; and project management.

Additional Information

This course has three Pathways (A, B and C) that vary in length and structure based on previous study and work experience.

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.

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

The course length and structure varies based on the student’s previous study background and level, and work experience.

Students are categorised into three Pathways based on their previous study background and work experience as indicated below and course structure and length is set accordingly. See individual links for detailed course structure.

Pathway A - Two years

Students who have been admitted with non-Computing, non-ICT or non-Information Systems with Bachelor Qualifications are eligible to complete the two year Pathway below.

A3003Master of Information and Communications Technology Pathway A - 2 years

Pathway B - One and a half years

Students who have been admitted with non-Computing, non-ICT or non-Information Systems with Honours or Masters Qualifications are eligible to complete the one and a half year Pathway below.

A3004Master of Information and Communications Technology Pathway B - 1.5 years

Pathway C - One and a half years

Students who have been admitted with Computing, ICT or Information Systems with Bachelor or with Honours or Masters Qualifications are eligible to complete the one a half year Pathway below.

A3005Master of Information and Communications Technology Pathway C - 1.5 years

Additional Completion Requirements

Students must complete a four week full-time or part-time equivalent industry placement as a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component and must enrol in the ICT Practicum unit to receive recognition for WIL.

301047ICT Practicum

Students may also complete one of the listed Specialisations below.

ST3007Networking
ST3033Distributed Computing
ST3034Management
ST3035Web and Mobile Computing
ST3036Health Informatics

Additional Specialisation available from 2017:

ST3053Data Analytics
ST3052Digital Futures
ST3051Innovation and Entrepreneurship


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