Duration:

2 years (6 sessions), or 1.5 years (4 sessions)*

CRICOS:

063546M

Course structure

This course requires successful completion of 160 credit points which includes eight core units, four specialisation units from one of the two specialisations offered at Sydney City Campus, four specified elective units, and compulsory professional experience.

Course overview

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has penetrated into all areas of industry sectors, such as retail, banking, health and education. ICT professionals are required to have cross disciplinary knowledge and skills, while the speed of change in ICT requires professionals to update their knowledge and skills every few years. Western Sydney University recognises this and our Postgraduate ICT course reflects the changing landscape.

The course concentrates on developing and extending your knowledge needed for ICT roles within the fast-growing ICT industry and other relevant industry sectors. This is reflected in our specialisations and units that cover core ICT discipline topics such as Networking, and Web and Mobile Computing.


This specialisation will provide you with knowledge in emerging areas of networking. It focuses on essential fundamentals as well as advanced knowledge on the principles, practices, protocols and standards in some key areas of the networking discipline. This specialisation will prepare you for careers in network security and management, multimedia and wireless communications, and other contemporary and emerging networking areas

2 year option units

Recommended Sequence
Session 2
July 2020

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

1.5 year option units

Recommended Sequence
Session 2
July 2020

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

This specialisation will provide you with knowledge in emerging areas of networking. It focuses on essential fundamentals as well as advanced knowledge on the principles, practices, protocols and standards in some key areas of the networking discipline. This specialisation will prepare you for careers in network security and management, multimedia and wireless communications, and other contemporary and emerging networking areas

2 year option units

Recommended Sequence
Session 2
July 2020

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

1.5 year option units

Recommended Sequence
Session 2
July 2020

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

Work integrated learning

Students will undertake 120 hours fulltime or part-time equivalent industry placements as a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component which is required for successful completion of the course. You will work in an external organisation in Australia or within a department/division within Western Sydney University carrying out tasks related to ICT. This will provide you with real-world industry experience in Australia. Students can nominate an external organisation of their choice. Students with substantial post-qualification work experience in Australia maybe eligible for advanced standing for this unit.

Career opportunities

Western Sydney University ICT courses are designed to fulfil the skill requirements of (but not be limited to) the following roles:

  • ICT Consultant
  • Software Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • IT Project Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • ICT Architect
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Computer Network Engineer
  • Software and App Programmer
  • ICT Security Specialist

Professional recognition

  • Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Program convenor

If you have queries about the course or units, please contact:
Antoinette Cevenini a.cevenini@city.westernsydney.edu.au

Need help enrolling?

Call the Contact Service Centre: 1300 897 669

*Duration depends upon entry qualification. Please refer to online handbook.