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



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.

Trimester 2, 2023 subjects - for new students

COMP7015 Programming Proficiency
ENGR7017 Professional Practice and Communication
INFO7003 Advanced Topics in User System Interaction

For subject details, please visit the handbook.

The Networking major is aimed at providing students 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 major prepares students for careers in network security and management, multimedia and wireless communications, and other contemporary and emerging networking areas. The major is also designed to introduce students to trends and key research areas in some emerging fields in networking so as to provide students with initial skills and knowledge for future research studies or careers.

The widespread deployment of web and mobile devices has made them a target of choice for companies to carry out their everyday business. The contemporary developers are expected to understand the strengths and limitations of web and mobile technologies and fit these to create successful user-friendly web and/or mobile applications. This specialisation is aimed at developing knowledge and skills in theoretical concepts and practical technologies needed to design and develop complex software applications across a range of web and mobile platforms. Students with these knowledge and skills will have greater prospects of finding employment with reputable companies or building their career as self-employed developers.

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

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