Specialisation

Postgraduate Admission Pathway - Master of Information and Communications Technology Pathway A - 2 years

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Admission Pathway Code: A3034.1

Status: CONTINUING
This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.


Related Courses

3699.3 Master of 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 Master of Information and Communications Technology to complete this specialisation.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points including the units listed below plus 120 hours (full time or part-time equivalent) of work experience component.

Core Units

300695 Network Technologies
301005 Professional Practice and Communication
301004 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies
300260 IT Project Management
300597 Master Project 1

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

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

Students must enrol in the ICT Practicum unit to receive recognition for Work Integrated Learning.

301047 ICT Practicum

And four units from Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary unit lists in addition to those completed for a Specialisation.

All students may also complete one of the listed Specialisations below. Note: Units for the Specialisations are all included in the Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary unit lists.

Parramatta campus

ST3053 Data Analytics
ST3052 Digital Futures
ST3054 Distributed Computing
ST3055 Health Informatics
ST3051 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
ST3034 Management
ST3049 Networking
ST3050 Web and Mobile Computing

Sydney City campus

ST3049 Networking
ST3050 Web and Mobile Computing

Full Time - Start Year Intake

Year 1

Autumn session

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

Spring session

301004 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies

And three units from Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary unit lists.

Year 2

Autumn session

301045 Advanced Topics in User System Interaction
300260 IT Project Management
300597 Master Project 1

And one unit from Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary unit lists.

Spring session

And four units from Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary 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

301004 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies
301045 Advanced Topics in User System Interaction
300260 IT Project Management

And one unit from Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary unit lists.

Year 2

Spring session

300597 Master Project 1

And three units from Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary unit lists.

Autumn session

And four units from Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary 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.

301005 Professional Practice and Communication
301004 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies
301038 Programming Proficiency
301045 Advanced Topics in User System Interaction
300977 Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems
300695 Network Technologies
300693 Web Technologies
300260 IT Project Management
300697 Content Management Systems and Web Analytics
300696 Systems and Network Security

Specialised Units

301046 Big Data
301044 Data Science
301042 Cloud Computing
301043 Mobile Computing
300599 Advanced Robotics
301020 Advanced Mobile Robotics
301163 Modern Software Architectures
300694 Advanced Topics in ICT
300255 Network Management
301175 Internet of Things
300252 Advanced Topics in Networking
300256 Multimedia Communication Systems
300389 Wireless Networking
300443 Web Engineering
300769 Intelligent Agents for E-Markets
301178 Advanced Health Classifications and Coding
300770 Software Testing and Automation
301028 Advanced Healthcare Data Environments
301029 Advanced Healthcare Software and Systems
301162 Information Security Management
301114 The Nature of Data
301117 Predictive Analytics
301112 Visualisation
301113 Programming for Data Science
301116 Social Media Intelligence
301118 Genomic Data Science

Multi-disciplinary Units

A maximum of four units are allowed from this list.

200820 The Contemporary Business Environment
200825 Understanding Contemporary Organisations
200821 Financial Reports for Decision Making
200826 Contemporary People Management
200841 Strategic Business Management
200848 Governance, Ethics and Social Entrepreneurship
200425 Economics
200852 Innovation, Creativity and Foresight
200849 New Venture Finance
200851 Innovation for New Markets
200845 Innovation Through Digital Technology
200850 Entrepreneurial Management Capabilities
200971 Start-up
101743 Mobile Media
102412 Global Digital Futures
101962 Researching Convergent Media
102424 Cyber Justice (PG)
102300 Foundations of Media Arts Production (PG)
101423 Media Project Proposal


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