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Master of Information and Communications Technology/Master of Data Science

Approved Abbreviation: MICT/MDataSc


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3780.1

AQF Level: 9

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 was 2021 or later.

Data and Computation are the cornerstone of most jobs in this Digital Age. The Master of Information and Communications Technology / Master of Data Science (MICT / MDS) double degree provides course graduates with a mastery of both the ICT and Data Science disciplines, and also the breadth of knowledge from other select areas, allowing graduates to advance their career or open new avenues. With a strong practical focus, graduates of this course will be equipped with established theories, recent state-of-the-art developments and the work experience required to operate effectively in our information technology and data driven world. Students will be required to complete a work experience component and may choose a specialisation, in addition to a number of core and elective units.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course AdviceCDMS@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

Accreditation
Professional accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at Professional Level will be sought for this course.

Admission

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

Pathway A

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than computing, ICT or information systems.

Pathway B

Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelors Honours or a Master qualification in a discipline other than computing, ICT or information systems.

Pathway C

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree or higher in computing, ICT or information systems.

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/

Work Integrated Learning

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

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 - Three years

Students who have been admitted with an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than computing, ICT or information systems are eligible to complete the three year Pathway below.

A3046Master of Communications Technology/Master of Data Science - Pathway A - 3 year program

Pathway B - Two and a half years

Students who have been admitted with an Bachelors Honours or a Master qualification in a discipline other than computing, ICT or information systems are eligible to complete the two and a half year Pathway below.

A3047Master of Info and Com Technology/Master of Data Sci - Pathway B - 2.5 Year program

Pathway C - Two and a half years

Students who have been admitted with an undergraduate degree or higher in computing, ICT or information systems are eligible to complete the two and a half year Pathway below.

A3048Master of Communications Technology/Master of Data Science - Pathway C -2.5 yr program

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


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