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Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Fast Track

Approved Abbreviation: DipICT


Western Sydney University Course Code: 7004.3

AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 063563K


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 for this course is 2014.

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.

Commencement Year: 2010 Term N - 7004.2 Diploma in Information and Communication Technology Fast Track

Commencement Year: 2010 Terms 1 and 2 - 7004.1 Diploma in Information and Communication Technology Fast Track

This course is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

This program is designed to provide a tertiary level foundation for further study in the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology and Bachelor of Information Systems degrees. It has been constructed to provide students with a sample of ICT units and university experiences. Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Fast Track will articulate into Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology degree at UWS with up to one year equivalent of advanced standing. Students may also articulate into Bachelor of Information Systems.

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

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode
Eight months full-time (two terms). 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 City Campus-George StreetFull TimeInternal See above

Admission

The aim of the course is to prepare students for tertiary study in Information and Communications Technology or Computing. The Diploma is accredited by the University, as principal, to enable its agent, Western Sydney University, The College to produce students who are fully prepared for study beyond the first year of a tertiary award.

Local students entering this Diploma 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 English test administered by Western Sydney University, The College at IELTS 6.0 equivalent Or
  • Passed the Foundation Studies Academic English unit, offered by Western Sydney University, The College at C grade level or higher.
  • Passed either the Foundation Studies Commercial Mathematics unit or the Mathematics B unit offered by Western Sydney University, The College 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 (the ATAR will be set each year at a level below that for admission for the Bachelor of Information Communications Technology or Computing), Or
  • Completed the Foundation Studies course offered by Western Sydney University, The College, with a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or higher.

International students entering the Diploma must satisfy one of the following language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each sub band Or
  • Completed the EAP 4 course offered by Western Sydney University, The College with a 50% pass Or
  • Passed the English test administered by Western Sydney University, The College at IELTS 6.0 equivalent Or
  • Passed the Foundation Studies Academic English unit, offered by Western Sydney University, The College at C grade level or higher.
  • Passed either the Foundation Studies Commercial Mathematics unit or the Mathematics B unit offered by Western Sydney University, The College 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.

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 Foundation Studies course offered by Western Sydney University, The College, with a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or higher.

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Students must complete Tertiary Study Skills with UWSCollege prior to completion of the diploma.

Course Structure

Students who wish to enter the Bachelor of Information Systems on completion of this Diploma course will, subject to student numbers, study 700007 Statistics for Business (WSTC). Students intending to enter the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology will, subject to student numbers, study 700041 Statistical Decision Making (WSTC).

Students must also pass the following seven units

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

Choose one of

700007Statistics for Business (WSTC)
700041Statistical Decision Making (WSTC)

Students must also pass the following non-award unit, which does not count for credit towards the Diploma

700171Tertiary Study Skills in Information and Communications Technology (WSTC Prep)


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