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Master of Information and Communications Technology (Research)

Approved Abbreviation: MICT(Res)


Western Sydney University Course Code: MICTRES.1

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


Master of Information and Communications Technology (Research) course exposes students to advanced topics and research in ICT. This course is comprised of a coursework component that is followed by a full-time-equivalent year of supervised research training. The primary objective of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to develop research skills appropriate to the ICT discipline. This course provides a pathway to Higher Degree Research studies by engaging students in research projects within the university or in collaboration with an external organisation.

Study Mode
This course is available at Parramatta (Victoria Road) campus. Duration - Two and a half years full-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Bahman Javadib.javadi@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Accreditation
Master of Information and Communications Technology (Research) is accredited at Professional Level by the Australian Computer Society

Admission

To be eligible for admission, you must have successfully completed

  • A Bachelor degree, Bachelor Honours degree or a Masters degree in any discipline.

To be eligible for up to 40 credit points of advanced standing, you must have successfully completed

  • An undergraduate degree in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Computing or Information Systems; or
  • An undergraduate degree in any discipline and a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

Advanced standing from foundation units are subject to approval by the relevant Director of Academic Programs (DAP).

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience MUST support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application

Statement of Service

How to apply

Please use the link below for details on the application process.

Application Process - Master of Information and Communications Technology (Research)

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 200 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended sequence

Start year

Year 1

Autumn session

300977.2Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems
301038.2Programming Proficiency
301045.2Advanced Topics in User System Interaction
301005.2Professional Practice and Communication

2H session

800166.1Research Design 1: Theories of Enquiry

Spring session

300695.2Network Technologies
300694.3Advanced Topics in ICT

One elective from List 1, List 2 or List 3

Year 2

1H session

800169.1Research Design 2: Practices of Research

Autumn session

300260.2IT Project Management
301046.1Big Data

One elective from List 1, List 2 or List 3

2H session

800201.1Higher Degree Research Thesis - Information Technology

Year 3

1H session

800201.1Higher Degree Research Thesis - Information Technology

List 1 - Foundation Units

301045.2Advanced Topics in User System Interaction
300697.2Content Management Systems and Web Analytics
300260.2IT Project Management
300695.2Network Technologies
301038.2Programming Proficiency
300977.2Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems
300696.2Systems and Network Security
300693.3Web Technologies

List 2 - Specialised Units

301178.1Advanced Health Classifications and Coding
301028.1Advanced Healthcare Data Environments
301029.1Advanced Healthcare Software and Systems
301020.1Advanced Mobile Robotics
300599.3Advanced Robotics
301196.1Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence
300694.3Advanced Topics in ICT
300252.3Advanced Topics in Networking
301046.1Big Data
301042.1Cloud Computing
301044.1Data Science
301118.1Genomic Data Science
301162.1Information Security Management
301175.1Internet of Things
301043.2Mobile Computing
301163.1Modern Software Architectures
300256.2Multimedia Communication Systems
300255.2Network Management
301117.1Predictive Analytics
301113.1Programming for Data Science
301116.1Social Media Intelligence
300770.3Software Testing and Automation
301114.1The Nature of Data
301112.1Visualisation
300443.2Web Engineering
300389.2Wireless Networking

List 3 - Multidisciplinary Units

200826.1Contemporary People Management
200425.4Economics
200821.2Financial Reports for Decision Making
200848.3Governance, Ethics and Social Entrepreneurship
200841.2Strategic Business Management
200820.2The Contemporary Business Environment
200825.2Understanding Contemporary Organisations


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