Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Advanced)

  • Effective from: 2022
  • Approved Abbreviation: BICTAdv
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3684
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 077827J

Program Status: CURRENT
This program applies to students who commenced in 2022 or later

The Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Advanced) is a challenging course that includes advanced coursework, extension project and basic research training. A mentoring program will link the student with experienced academic staff and research groups within the University. This professional ICT course cultivates capable ICT graduates for the high end of ICT professions. This course provides graduates with a comprehensive skill set and knowledge base in networking and IT applications areas of ICT and the ability to apply practical solutions across ICT. It allows students to develop considerable skills in application development (including mobile app development), program design, systems analysis & design, networks, web-design, and the implementation of technology. 

Study Mode

Three years full-time.

Program Advice

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Campbelltown Campus Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal See above


The Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Advanced) is accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at Professional level.

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 program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this program.  Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the link below for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students


Assumed knowledge - HSC Mathematics and any two units of HSC English.

Minimum ATAR of 90. Students must maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) greater than 5.0 to continue their enrolment in this program.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. 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 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 students currently completing an Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia, an International Baccalaureate in Australia or a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 must apply via UAC International.

All other International applicants must apply directly to the 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.

Program Structure

Students within the Advanced degree are required to complete five Advanced subjects.

Compulsory Advanced Subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
COMP 2016Programming Techniques (Advanced)10
INFS 3018Web Systems Development (Advanced)10
COMP 3019Professional Experience (Advanced)10
INFS 1015Systems Analysis and Design (Advanced)10
INFO 3004Human-Computer Interaction (Advanced)10
Select one of the following:10
Computer Networking (Advanced)
Object Oriented Analysis (Advanced)
Database Design and Development (Advanced)
Operating Systems Programming (Advanced)
Total Credit Points60

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequences below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
COMM 1026 Principles of Professional Communication 1 10
MATH 1028 Statistical Decision Making 10
INFS 1015 Systems Analysis and Design (Advanced) 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 2015 Programming Techniques 10
Select one of the following: 10
Computer Networking  
Computer Networking (Advanced)  
Select one of the following: 10
Database Design and Development  
Database Design and Development (Advanced)  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
COMP 2020 Technologies for Web Applications 10
COMP 3007 Computer Networks and Internets 10
Select one of the following: 10
Object Oriented Analysis  
Object Oriented Analysis (Advanced)  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 3020 Social Web Analytics 10
INFS 3018 Web Systems Development (Advanced) 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
INFO 3008 Professional Development 10
Human-Computer Interaction (Advanced)  
Select one of the following: 10
Operating Systems Programming  
Operating Systems Programming (Advanced)  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points30
Spring session
COMP 3019 Professional Experience (Advanced) 10
Select three electives 30
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points230

Majors and Minors

All current majors and minors available to program 3639 Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology are also available to those enrolled in program 3684.2 - Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Advanced).

Please see list below



Minor Elective Spaces

Elective subjects may be used toward obtaining an additional approved minor (40 credit points).

Search for Minors

Students in Advanced programs may use elective subjects toward obtaining an additional approved minor in Applied Leadership or Critical Thinking.

Students may select their electives to be used toward obtaining an additional approved minor in Applied Leadership or Critical Thinking.

Applied Leadership, Minor

Critical Thinking, Minor 

Minor elective spaces

Elective subjects may be used toward obtaining an additional approved minor (40 credit points).  Western Sydney University offers minors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Global Sustainability Minor 
Indigenous Australian Studies Minor

Western Sydney University also offers the following innovative transdisciplinary minors which we encourage those students who have elective space to consider.

Equitable Technologies
Urban Evolution
Migration and Global Change  
Personal Innovation    
Innovating, Creating and Problem Solving 
Eco-Socially Conscious Design and Manufacturing
Water for Life 
Climate Justice
Global Workplaces
Innovating For Humans

Search for majors and minors

Students can apply for an elective minor via MySR.

MyStudentRecords (MySR)

Replaced Majors and Minors

The majors and minors listed below count towards completion of this program for students who began studying these majors and minors prior to the years indicated below.

M3102 Cyber Security, Major, replaced by Cyber Security, Major in 2018 (listed above).
M3070 Networking, Major, replaced by Networking, Major in 2017 (listed above).

SM3055 Networking, Minor, replaced by Networking, Minor in 2017 (listed above).