Data and Computation are the cornerstone of most jobs in this Digital Age.
The Master of Information and Communications Technology / Master of Data Science (MICT / MDS) double degree provides program graduates with a mastery of both the ICT and Data Science disciplines, and also the breadth of knowledge from other select areas, allowing graduates to advance their career or open new avenues.
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With a strong practical focus, graduates of this program will be equipped with established theories, recent state-of-the-art developments and the work experience required to operate effectively in our information technology and data driven world. Students will be required to complete a work experience component and may choose a major, in addition to a number of core and elective subjects.
This degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
This program is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.
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As a graduate of this program, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Systems Architect
- Systems integrator
- Web analyst
- Software quality analyst
- Business programmer
- Software engineer analyst
Web Systems Developer
Web developers create content for the web and use programming, authoring, content management and file transfer software to maintain websites.
Network administrator or engineer
Network administrators or engineers research, analyse and recommend strategies for network architecture and development, implement, manage, maintain and configure network hardware and software.
Database Administrator or programmer
Database Administrators or programmers plan, develop, maintain, manage and database management systems to ensure optimal database and system integrity, security, backup, reliability and performance.
Systems developers design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.