Course

Master of Information and Communications Technology (Research)

Approved Abbreviation: MICT(Res)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3702.1

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 092789G


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 is 2017 or later.

Master of Information and Communications Technology (Research) – MICT (Res) exposes students to advanced topics and research in ICT. This course is comprised of a coursework component that is followed by a full-time-equivalent year of supervised research training. The primary objective of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to develop research skills appropriate to the ICT discipline. This course provides a pathway to Higher Degree Research studies by engaging students in research projects within the university or in collaboration with an external organisation.

Study Mode
Two and a half years full-time. A two year full-time program is also available, depending upon entry qualifications (see Pathways listed under Course Structure below).

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course advicepostgradit@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
Master of Information and Communication Technologies (Research) is accredited at Professional Level by the Australian Computer Society.

Admission

Minimum admission requirements to this course are:

An undergraduate degree, Bachelor Honours or Masters qualification in any discipline

Or

Diploma in ICT/Computing/Information Systems 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.

On entry to the program students may be eligible for advanced standing depending on their previous studies and the minimum criteria required for each pathway is outlined below.

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.

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 and a half years

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

A3016.1Master of Information and Communications Technology (Research) Pathway A - 2.5 yr program

Pathway B - Two years

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

A3017.1Master of Information and Communications Technology (Research) Pathway B - 2 year program

Pathway C - Two years

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

A3018.1Master of Information and Communications Technology (Research) Pathway C - 2 year program


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