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Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of Business

Approved Abbreviation: BICT/BBus

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3737.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 089213G

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 2018 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: 3737.1 Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of Business

This double degree targets the wide application of information technology in Business. It provides students with a strong technical background in IT and Business. It allows students to develop skills in application development, program design, systems analysis and design, networks, web development, and the implementation of technology. This degree combines information technology with one of eight Business Majors in:

  • Applied Finance
  • Economics
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sport Management

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

Study Mode
Four years full-time.

On completion of this Course graduates will be eligible for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society. The following Business Majors are accredited: Major MT2024 Human Resource Management is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI); Major MT2021 Applied Finance satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia); Major MT2027 - Marketing satisfies the educational requirements for recognition as a Certified Practising Marketer and eligibility for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).


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 the major from the Bachelor of Business component of the course noted on their testamur.

Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology Component

Students must complete 160 credit points of prescribed Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology units.

Business Component

Core units (compulsory 40 credit points)

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

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, career planning, innovation, and enterprise engagement, a total of 40 credit points. Students are advised to choose units that will support careers in one of three areas: Money (for majors in Applied Finance, Economics), Markets (for majors in Hospitality Management, International Business, Marketing, and Sport Management), Management (for majors in Human Resource Management, and Management).

The professional units that are recommended for each of the Bachelor of Business testamur majors are specified in the majors.

Bachelor of Business Majors - choose 80 credit points from one primary Business major. These are testamur majors.

Majors for Careers in Money

MT2021Applied Finance

Majors for Careers in Markets

MT2035Hospitality Management

Please note MT2035 Hospitality Management will no longer be available from mid year 2021.

MT2025International Business

Please note: MT2027 Marketing is replaced by MT2040 Marketing for students who commence this course from the 2022 academic year. Continuing students enrolled in MT2027 will be able to remain in and successfully complete the requirements of this specialisation.

MT2036Sport Management

Majors for Careers in Management

MT2024Human Resource Management

Majors for Careers in Business Analytics

Please note Business Analytics is a new specialisation commencing from 2022.

MT2041Business Analytics

Recommended Sequence

Use the links to each Bachelor of Business (BBus) Major to see the core, professional and major units required. Students should follow the recommended sequence below and not the recommended sequence listed under each Bachelor of Business Major.

This progression pattern is highly recommended. Students progress through both degrees at the same pace, completing two units in each degree in each semester. Graduation after three years with either degree will be possible only if a student makes this decision at or before the end of Year 2 and amends their progression pattern as prescribed by an Academic Course Advisor.

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

BICT 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

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