Course

Diploma in Information and Communications Technology

Approved Abbreviation: DipICT


Western Sydney University Course Code: 7005.3

AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 063564J


Course Status: INACTIVE
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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 or later.

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 Years 2011 - 2013 - 7005.2 Diploma in Information and Communications Technology

Commencement Years 2009-2010 - 7005.1 Diploma in Information and Communications Technology

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 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 Information Systems.

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Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode
One year full-time (three terms) or two years (six terms) part-time.

Course Advice

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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 for which advanced standing can be applied for.

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 5.5 or higher.

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

  • LTS 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 for which advanced standing can be applied for.

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 5.5 or higher.

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

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 90 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

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 (UWSC). Students intending to enter the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology will study 700041 Statistical Decision Making (UWSC).

Students must pass the following 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)

Choose one of

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

Students must pass the following preparatory level units for which no advanced standing will be granted in the Western Sydney University degree program

700045Statistics for Academic Purposes (WSTC Prep)
700047Programming Design (WSTC Prep)

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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