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Diploma in Information and Communications Technology / Bachelor of Information Systems

Approved Abbreviation: DipICT/BInfoSys


Western Sydney University Course Code: 6040.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 096986C


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


This course will allow students to complete the ICT Diploma together with the Bachelor of Information Systems. In addition to providing core competencies in technology related skills, ICT Diploma will also prepare students to study and research at the University level in the supportive environment.

Information Systems is a growing field. Each technology implementation requires careful planning, business analysis and the identification of goals systems implemented would need to meet, so that organisations and groups can achieve required goals. By undertaking this course students will also learn about database implementations, programing, web and mobile developments, networking, systems deployment, social media, data analytics and security. This course will also give students the opportunity to learn and engage with business while undertaking their course.

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.

This course has the exit point Diploma in Information and Communications Technology at the end of the first year.

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 Systems.

Bachelor of Information Systems

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
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 City Campus-George StreetFull 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

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

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.

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

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 260 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

The early exit College Diploma consists of 110 credit points which includes four 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.

Term 1 of study

700171Tertiary Study Skills in Information and Communications Technology (WSTC Prep)
700047Programming Design (WSTC Prep)
700146Mathematics 2 (WSTC Prep)
700040Principles of Professional Communication 1 (WSTC)
700000Information Systems in Context (WSTC)

Term 2 of study

700045Statistics for Academic Purposes (WSTC Prep)
700013Systems Analysis and Design (WSTC)
700008Programming Fundamentals (WSTC)
700011Database Design and Development (WSTC)

Term 3 of study

700039Object Oriented Analysis (WSTC)
700012Computer Networking (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 Systems.

Bachelor of Information Systems

Parramatta (Victoria Road) Campus

Year 2

Autumn session

300582Technologies for Web Applications
300570Human-Computer Interaction

And two electives

Spring session

300569Computer Security
300572Information Systems Deployment and Management
300960Mobile Applications Development

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

300578Professional Development
300584Emerging Trends in Information Systems

And two electives

Spring session

300579Professional Experience
300961Social Computing

And two electives

Suggested Majors and Sub-majors

Majors

Parramatta Campus

M3098Big Data
M3068Entertainment Computing
M3097Health Informatics
M3054Mathematics
M3074Mobile Computing
M3109Networking

Sub-majors

Parramatta Campus

SM3101Cloud Computing
SM3052Entertainment Computing
SM3090Health Informatics
SM3025Mathematics
SM3057Mobile Computing
SM3095Networking
SM3053Social Media Analytics
SM3089Statistics
SM3001Systems Administration
SM3077Systems Security
SM3056Web Application Development (for Computing Students)


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