Course

Diploma/Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

Approved Abbreviation: DipICT/BICT


Western Sydney University Course Code: 6035.1

AQF Level: 7

Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


The Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology is a three year course accredited by the Australian Computer Society. It provides graduates with skills and knowledge in networking and IT applications development, along with the ability to apply practical ICT solutions in real-world situations. Units available offer a solid foundation across several domains including Networking, Databases, Systems Analysis & Design, Programming, Web and Mobile Technologies, Project Management, Professional Communications, Operating Systems and Human Computer Interaction. It also covers the necessary mathematical and statistical skills as needed by an ICT practitioner. The structure of the course provides scope for electives, sub-majors or majors in further studies including the areas of Mobile Computing and Application Development, Entertainment Computing, Astroinformatics, Health Informatics, Social Media Analytics, Networking, Health Information Management, Mathematics, Statistics, Systems Security and IT Support. NB: Majors/ sub-majors may not be offered on all campuses.

The first year of this course is delivered by Western Sydney University The College as an agent of Western Sydney University via extended face-to-face hours in smaller learning environments. A Diploma in Information and Communications Technology exit point is also available at the end of the first year of the course.

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

For course advice during your first year of study, please use the contact below under ‘Course Advice’. For course advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology.

Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time. Students will be required to attend the Kingswood or Parramatta South campus for some learning experiences.

Course Advice

NameEmail
College AdminAdminApp@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above
The College - Nirimba Education PrecinctFull TimeInternal See above

Admission

For more information on applying please see link to The College admission pages below.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/thecollege/how_to_apply

Domestic students are required to have:

  • Completed an English unit in the NSW Higher School Certificate, OR
  • Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent (unless a native speaker) OR
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent OR
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit at C grade level or higher.

Students are also assumed to have completed a Mathematics subject, equivalent to the Mathematics subject in the NSW Higher School Certificate.

Met other entry requirements such as:

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place, OR
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each sub band OR
  • Completed the College EAP 4 course with a 50% pass OR
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent OR
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Academic Entry Requirements vary according to country of origin. However, in general:

  • Completion of Year 12 or its equivalent is the minimum entry requirement OR
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 250 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

The early exit College Diploma consists of 90 credit points which includes three College Preparatory units.

Western Sydney University The College Units

Nirimba and Parramatta City (George Street) Campus

Please note that all campuses may not have intakes each year.

Full-time

Year 1

Preparatory units:

700045Statistics for Academic Purposes (WSTC Prep)
700047Programming Design (WSTC Prep)
700171Tertiary Study Skills in Information and Communications Technology (WSTC Prep)

Students must pass the following University level units:

700040Principles of Professional Communication 1 (WSTC)
700008Programming Fundamentals (WSTC)
700000Information Systems in Context (WSTC)
700011Database Design and Development (WSTC)
700012Computer Networking (WSTC)
700013Systems Analysis and Design (WSTC)
700039Object Oriented Analysis (WSTC)
700041Statistical Decision Making (WSTC)

Students may exit at this point and graduate with the Diploma in ICT following a passing grade in all of the above units. Students who progress onto Year Two may also be awarded the Diploma if they gain a passing grade in all of the above units.

  • Students must pass all College Preparatory units before progressing to the Year Two units.
  • Students must pass at least 70 credit points of University level units in Year One before progressing to the Year Two units.

Western Sydney University Units

For course advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology.

Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

Campbelltown, Parramatta (Victoria Road) and Penrith Campus

Year 2

Autumn session

300582Technologies for Web Applications
300095Computer Networks and Internets
300570Human-Computer Interaction

And one elective

Spring session

300581Programming Techniques
300583Web Systems Development
300958Social Web Analytics

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

300578Professional Development
300698Operating Systems Programming

And two electives

Spring session

300579Professional Experience

And three electives



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