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Master of Information and Communications Technology

Approved Abbreviation: MICT


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3699.4

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 063546M


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 Spring 2017 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 Spring 2017, please refer to: 3699.3 Master of Information and Communications Technology

For Commencement Year Autumn 2017, please refer to: 3699.2 Master of Information and Communications Technology

For Commencement Year 2015 and 2016, please refer to: 3699.1 Master of Information and Communications Technology

Master of Information and Communications Technology (MICT) sets the foundation for students to advance their careers in ICT 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 AdviceSCEM-postgradit@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
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above
Sydney City CampusFull TimeInternalMahsa Razavi

Accreditation
The Master of Information and Communication Technology is accredited at Professional Level by the Australian Computer Society.

Admission

Minimum admission requirements to this course are:

An undergraduate degree or Masters degree in any discipline.

Additional Information

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

Pathway A - Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Pathway B - Applicants must have successfully completed an Honours or Master degree in any discipline.

Pathway C - Applicants must have successfully completed an Australian Computer Society accredited (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in Information and Communication Technologies, Computing or Information Systems

Or

An undergraduate degree in any discipline AND a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in ICT.

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). 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

Sydney City Campus

Click here for the recommended sequence at Sydney City Campus.

Parramatta Campus

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.

A3040Master 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 Bachelor Honours or Masters Qualifications are eligible to complete the one and a half year Pathway below.

A3041Master 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 Bachelor Honours or Masters Qualifications are eligible to complete the one a half year Pathway below.

A3042Master 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 must also complete one of the listed Specialisations below.

Parramatta Campus

ST3064Artificial Intelligence
ST3065Cybersecurity
ST3053Data Analytics
ST3052Digital Futures
ST3054Distributed Computing
ST3055Health Informatics
ST3051Innovation and Entrepreneurship
ST3034Management
ST3049Networking
ST3063Space Science
ST3050Web and Mobile Computing

Sydney City Campus

ST3049Networking
ST3050Web and Mobile Computing


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