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Diploma in Information and Communications Technology

Approved Abbreviation: DipICT


Western Sydney University Course Code: 7163.1

AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 063564J


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


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 Information and Communications Technolog (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 Western Sydney University 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
One year full-time (three 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

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 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.

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 College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 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 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.

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 College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

Course Structure

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

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

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

Term 3 of study

700039Object Oriented Analysis (WSTC)
700012Computer Networking (WSTC)
700041Statistical Decision Making (WSTC)


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