Duration:

3 years, or 2 years accelerated

CRICOS:

064013K

Course structure

This course requires successful completion of 240 credit points which includes: sixteen compulsory units (core), eight major units taken as an ICT specialisation (of which, some are core units). Students undertaking a major in Mobile Computing must choose three elective units which can be chosen from any discipline available at Sydney City Campus. Students undertaking a major in Networking must choose two elective units which can be chosen from any discipline available at Sydney City Campus.

Course overview

The Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is a professional course that will provide you with solid skills and a knowledge base in ICT.

It will provide you with the skills to apply practical solutions to ICT including systems analysis and design, application development, program design, networks, web development and the implementation of technology.

Recommended sequence

At Sydney City Campus, you can complete your three year bachelor’s degree in as little as two years and enter the workforce sooner. A bachelor’s degree usually consists of 24 units. With our flexible academic calendar, you can study 12 units in one year over three sessions. However, we recommend that you undertake a maximum of 3 units per session so that your study load is not too demanding. You will have less downtime between sessions so a lighter study load will help you to have a better chance at passing all of your units.

The units below are recommended for students starting their course in Session 1, 2018.


3 year option units

Recommended Sequence
Session 1,
February 2018
300565.2 Computer Networking
300104.4 Database Design and Development
200032.6 Statistics for Business

2 year option units

Recommended Sequence
Session 1,
February 2018
300565.2 Computer Networking
300104.4 Database Design and Development
200032.6 Statistics for Business
Elective

The Mobile Computing major covers theories and technologies used for the development of distributed applications for hand-held mobile devices. You will understand the advanced principles related to mobile hardware devices, data storage and transmission, and communication networks. In addition you will identify, analyse, and formulate solutions to real-world problems in the mobile domain.

3 year option units

Recommended Sequence
Session 1,
February 2018
300565.2 Computer Networking
300104.4 Database Design and Development
200032.6 Statistics for Business

2 year option units

Recommended Sequence
Session 1,
February 2018
300565.2 Computer Networking
300104.4 Database Design and Development
200032.6 Statistics for Business
300138.3 LAN Workshop

Important Note

This major is also offered with a Bachelor of Information Systems.

The Networking major provides in-depth knowledge for the analysis, design, and implementation of networked systems. You will develop the technical skills needed for the management and secure operation of a broad range of systems, including LANs, WANs, wireless networks, distributed systems, and large heterogeneous networks.

3 year option units

Recommended Sequence
Session 1,
February 2018
300565.2 Computer Networking
300104.4 Database Design and Development
200032.6 Statistics for Business

2 year option units

Recommended Sequence
Session 1,
February 2018
300565.2 Computer Networking
300104.4 Database Design and Development
200032.6 Statistics for Business
300138.3 LAN Workshop

Important Note

This major is also offered with a Bachelor of Information Systems.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology degree, you can look forward to career opportunities, such as network administrator or engineer, systems architect, systems integrator, database administrator or programmer, web analyst, community/ commercial web systems designer/ developer, software quality analyst, business programmer, software engineer analyst, systems developer, games developer, and information systems manager.

Industry engagement

This course offers the opportunity to interact with industry partners, offering valuable insight and networking opportunities. During the course you will have the opportunity to work on an industry-based problem, hear from guest lectures and visit course-relevant industry sites.

Professional recognition

Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Pathway option

Pathway options are available for students who may not qualify for direct entry into a degree program at Western Sydney University. Complete a diploma at SIBT and enter the second year of your university studies.

Program convenor

If you have queries about the course or units, please contact:
Harry Wang h.wang@city.westernsydney.edu.au

Need help enrolling?

Call the Contact Service Centre: 1300 897 669