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Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Approved Abbreviation: BICT/BBus(Acc)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3738.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 089214F

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2017 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For Commencement Year 2016, please refer to: 3738.1 - Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

This double degree program targets the wide application of information technology in Business and Commerce in Accounting. It provides students with a strong technical background in IT and Business and Commerce in Accounting. It allows students to develop skills in application development, program design, systems analysis & design, networks, web-design, and the implementation of technology. This degree combines information technology with knowledge required by professional Accountants.

Students may be required to travel between campuses for some learning experiences.

Study Mode
Four years full-time.

The Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology is accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at Professional level. The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) is accredited with and satisfies the pre-admission educational requirements for membership of CPA Australia (CPA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Completion of this degree will allow students to claim a number of exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in obtaining the CIMA Professional Qualification.

Inherent requirements

Inherent Requirements


Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics and any two units of HSC English.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English.

Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is an optional work component available in this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should be aware that if an elective is a requirement of the course but the work itself was not registered with CRICOS, students can still complete these electives but it would be counted towards the work limitation. For more details, refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Students who complete this award will graduate with a Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology and a Bachelor of Business, with a Major in Accounting noted on their testamur.

Business Component

Core units (compulsory 40 credit points)

200909Enterprise Law
200912Enterprise Leadership
200911Enterprise Innovation and Markets
200910Financing Enterprises

Professional units (choose 40 credit points)

The professional units provide a focus on careers. Students are required to complete one unit from each of the four key focus areas: numeracy and analytics, career planning, innovation, and enterprise engagement, a total of 40 credit points. The professional core units that are recommended for the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) major are specified in the major.

Bachelor of Business Accounting Major - choose 80 credit points from the Accounting major. This is a testamur major.


Accreditation units

Students should note that in order to achieve accreditation with the CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) they will need to complete the following additional four units (40 credit points) over and above the 320 credit points of this course.

200108Contemporary Management Accounting
200488Corporate Financial Management
200183Law of Business Organisations
200187Taxation Law

Recommended Sequence

Use the link to the Bachelor of Business (BBus) Accounting Major to see the core, professional and major units required.

Students should follow the recommended sequence below and not the recommended sequence listed under the BBus Accounting Major.

Year 1

Autumn session

300585Systems Analysis and Design
300580Programming Fundamentals

BBus core unit 1

BBus core unit 2

Spring session

300104Database Design and Development
300581Programming Techniques

BBus core unit 3

BBus core unit 4

Year 2

Autumn session

300144Object Oriented Analysis
300582Technologies for Web Applications

BBus professional unit 1

BBus major unit 1

Spring session

300583Web Systems Development
300565Computer Networking

BBus professional unit 2

BBus major unit 2

Year 3

Autumn session

300095Computer Networks and Internets
300570Human-Computer Interaction

BBus major unit 3

BBus major unit 4

Spring session

300958Social Web Analytics

BICT Pool Unit

BBus major unit 5

BBus major unit 6

Year 4

Autumn session

300578Professional Development
300698Operating Systems Programming

BBus professional unit 3

BBus major unit 7

Spring session

300579Professional Experience

BICT pool Unit

BBus professional unit 4

BBus major unit 8

Bachelor of Information & Communications Technology Pool Units

300111Developing Web Applications with XML
301124Ethical Hacking Principles and Practice
300960Mobile Applications Development
300143Network Security
300900Professional Experience (Advanced)
300166Systems and Network Management
300862Video Games Development

Please note: The following Pool unit will not be offered after 2017

300957 - Parallel and Distributed Computing

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