Specialisation

Postgraduate Admission Pathway - Graduate Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Pathway A - 1.5 years

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Admission Pathway Code: A3025.1

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


Related Courses

3700.2 Graduate Diploma in Information and Communications Technology

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 Graduate Diploma in Information and Communications Technology to complete this specialisation.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points.

Core Units

300260 IT Project Management
300695 Network Technologies
301005 Professional Practice and Communication

And students in Pathways A and B must also complete the additional three core units.

301045 Advanced Topics in User System Interaction
301038 Programming Proficiency
300977 Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems

And six units from Foundation or Specialised unit lists.

Full Time - Start Year Intake

Year 1

Autumn session

301038 Programming Proficiency
300977 Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems
301045 Advanced Topics in User System Interaction
300260 IT Project Management

Spring session

300695 Network Technologies
301005 Professional Practice and Communication

And two units from Foundation or Specialised unit lists.

Year 2

Autumn session

And four units from Foundation or Specialised unit lists.

Full Time - Mid-Year Intake

Year 1

Spring session

301038 Programming Proficiency
300977 Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems
300695 Network Technologies
301005 Professional Practice and Communication

Autumn session

301045 Advanced Topics in User System Interaction
300260 IT Project Management

And two units from Foundation or Specialised unit lists.

Year 2

Spring session

And four units from Foundation or Specialised unit lists.

Foundation Units

Note: Units in this list may be included in the course structure as Core Units and cannot be selected as one of the list units.

301045 Advanced Topics in User System Interaction
300697 Content Management Systems and Web Analytics
300260 IT Project Management
300695 Network Technologies
301005 Professional Practice and Communication
301038 Programming Proficiency
301004 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies

From Autumn 2021, this unit will be replaced by 301387. Students are advised to select 301387 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies.

301387 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies
300977 Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems
300696 Systems and Network Security
300693 Web Technologies

Specialised Units

301363 Advanced Cloud Computing
301178 Advanced Health Classifications and Coding
301028 Advanced Healthcare Data Environments
301029 Advanced Healthcare Software and Systems
301119 Advanced Machine Learning
301196 Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence
301236 Advanced Topics in Cybersecurity
300694 Advanced Topics in ICT
300252 Advanced Topics in Networking
301235 Applied Cybersecurity
301312 Applied Machine Learning
301314 Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Organisations
301046 Big Data
301042 Cloud Computing
301044 Data Science
301162 Information Security Management
301175 Internet of Things
301315 Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
301043 Mobile Computing
300256 Multimedia Communication Systems
301313 Natural Language Understanding
300255 Network Management
301117 Predictive Analytics
301113 Programming for Data Science
301116 Social Media Intelligence
300770 Software Testing and Automation
301114 The Nature of Data
301112 Visualisation
300443 Web Engineering
300389 Wireless Networking

The Specialisation units listed below count towards completion of this course for students who passed these units in 2020 or earlier.

300769 - Intelligent Agents for E-Markets

301041 - Service Oriented Architecture

300692 - Workflow Management Systems

301020 - Advanced Mobile Robotics

300599 - Advanced Robotics

301118 - Genomic Data Science

301163 - Modern Software Architectures



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