Specialisation

Postgraduate Admission Pathway - Master of Information and Communications Technology (Research) Pathway A - 2.5 yr program

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Admission Pathway Code: A3016.1

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


Related Courses

3702.1 Master of Information and Communications Technology (Research)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline OR a Diploma in Information and Communication Technologies, Computing or Information Systems AND a minimum of five years full-time equivalent work experience in Information and Communications Technologies which includes experience in applying skills in: programming, networking; database design and development, systems analysis and design, and project management.


Postgraduate Admission Pathway Structure

Students must be enrolled in the Master of Information and Communications Technology (Research) to complete this specialisation.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 200 credit points including the units listed below.

Full-time - Start Year Intake

Year 1

1H session

800166.1 Research Design 1: Theories of Enquiry

Autumn session

301038.2 Programming Proficiency
301045.2 Advanced Topics in User System Interaction
301005.2 Professional Practice and Communication

2H session

800169.1 Research Design 2: Practices of Research

Spring session

300695.2 Network Technologies
300977.2 Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems
301004.1 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies

Year 2

Autumn session

Four units from List 1, List 2 or List 3 below.

Note: Units in these lists may be included in the course structure as Core Units and cannot be selected as an elective.

2H session

301125.1 Masters Thesis

Year 3

1H session

301125.1 Masters Thesis

Full-time Mid-Year Intake

Year 1

2H session

800166.1 Research Design 1: Theories of Enquiry

Spring session

301038.2 Programming Proficiency
300977.2 Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems
301005.2 Professional Practice and Communication

1H session

800169.1 Research Design 2: Practices of Research

Autumn session

300695.2 Network Technologies
301045.2 Advanced Topics in User System Interaction
301004.1 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies

Year 2

Spring session

Four units from List 1, List 2 or List 3 below.

Note: Units in these lists may be included in the course structure as Core Units and cannot be selected as an elective.

1H session

301125.1 Masters Thesis

Year 3

2H session

301125.1 Masters Thesis

List 1 - Preliminary Units

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

List 2 - Specialised Units

301046.1 Big Data
301044.1 Data Science
301042.1 Cloud Computing
301043.2 Mobile Computing
300599.3 Advanced Robotics
301020.1 Advanced Mobile Robotics
301163.1 Modern Software Architectures
300694.3 Advanced Topics in ICT
300255.2 Network Management
300252.3 Advanced Topics in Networking
300256.2 Multimedia Communication Systems
300389.2 Wireless Networking
300443.2 Web Engineering
300769.3 Intelligent Agents for E-Markets
301178.1 Advanced Health Classifications and Coding
300770.3 Software Testing and Automation
301028.1 Advanced Healthcare Data Environments
301029.1 Advanced Healthcare Software and Systems
301175.1 Internet of Things
301162.1 Information Security Management
301114.1 The Nature of Data
301117.1 Predictive Analytics
301112.1 Visualisation
301113.1 Programming for Data Science
301116.1 Social Media Intelligence
301118.1 Genomic Data Science

The following units will not be offered after Autumn 2017

301041.1 Service Oriented Architecture
300692.2 Workflow Management Systems

List 3 - Multi-disciplinary Units

200820.2 The Contemporary Business Environment
200825.3 Understanding Contemporary Organisations
200821.2 Financial Reports for Decision Making
200826.1 Contemporary People Management
200841.2 Strategic Business Management
200848.3 Governance, Ethics and Social Entrepreneurship
200425.4 Economics


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