Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

  • Effective from: 2017
  • Approved Abbreviation: BICT/BBus(Acc)
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3738
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 089214F

This program applies to students who commenced in 2017 or later. 

This double degree program targets the wide application of information technology in Business and Commerce in Accounting. It provides students with a strong technical background in IT and Business and Commerce in Accounting. It allows students to develop skills in application development, program design, systems analysis & design, networks, web-design, and the implementation of technology. This degree combines information technology with knowledge required by professional Accountants.

Students may be required to travel between campuses for some learning experiences.

Study Mode

Four years full-time.

Program Advice

Program Advice

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

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

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

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology is accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at Professional level. The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) is accredited with and satisfies the pre-admission educational requirements for membership of CPA Australia (CPA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Completion of this degree will allow students to claim a number of exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in obtaining the CIMA Professional Qualification.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this program that you must meet in order to complete your program and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this program online.

Inherent Requirements

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 an optional work component available in this program.  Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should be aware that if an elective is a requirement of the program but the work itself was not registered with CRICOS, students can still complete these electives but it would be counted towards the work limitation.  For more details, refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Admission

Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics and any two subjects of HSC English.

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.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

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.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

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

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points as per the recommended sequence.

Students who complete this award will graduate with a Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology and a Bachelor of Business, with a Major in Accounting noted on their testamur.

Business Component

Core Subjects (compulsory 40 credit points)

Subject Title Credit Points
LAWS 1001Enterprise Law10
BUSM 1008Enterprise Leadership10
BUSM 1006Enterprise Innovation and Markets10
BUSM 1010Financing Enterprises10

Professional Subjects - Choose 40 credit points 

The professional subjects provide a focus on careers. Students are required to complete one subject from each of the four key focus areas: numeracy and analytics, career planning, innovation, and enterprise engagement, a total of 40 credit points. The professional core subjects that are recommended for the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) major are specified in the major.

Bachelor of Business Accounting Major

Choose 80 credit points from the T046 Accounting major. This is a testamur major.

Accreditation Subjects 
Students should note that in order to achieve accreditation with the CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) they will need to complete the following additional four subjects (40 credit points) over and above the 320 credit points of this program.
Subject Title Credit Points
ACCT 2001Contemporary Management Accounting10
ECON 2002Corporate Financial Management10
LAWS 2010Law of Business Organisations10
LAWS 3070Taxation Law10
Total Credit Points40

Recommended Sequence

Use the link to the Bachelor of Business (BBus) Accounting Major to see the core, professional and major subjects required.

Students should follow the recommended sequence below and not the recommended sequence listed under the BBus Accounting Major.

Full-Time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
INFS 1006 Systems Analysis and Design 10
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
Select two BBus core subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
INFS 2001 Database Design and Development 10
COMP 2015 Programming Techniques 10
Select two BBus core subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
INFS 2006 Object Oriented Analysis 10
COMP 2020 Technologies for Web Applications 10
Select one BBus professional subject 10
Select one BBus major subject 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
INFS 3017 Web Systems Development 10
COMP 2004 Computer Networking 10
Select one BBus professional subject 10
Select one BBus major subject 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
COMP 3007 Computer Networks and Internets 10
INFO 3003 Human-Computer Interaction 10
Select two BBus major subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 3020 Social Web Analytics 10
Select one BICT pool subject from the list below 10
Select two BBus major subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
INFO 3008 Professional Development 10
COMP 3015 Operating Systems Programming 10
Select one BBus professional subject 10
Select one BBus major subject 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 3018 Professional Experience 10
Select one BICT Pool subject from the list below 10
Select one BBus professional subject 10
Select one BBus major subject 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Bachelor of Information & Communications Technology Pool Subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
PHYS 3001Astroinformatics10
INFS 3005Developing Web Applications with XML10
INFO 3002Ethical Hacking Principles and Practice10
COMP 3013Mobile Applications Development10
INFO 3007Network Security10
COMP 3019Professional Experience (Advanced)10
COMP 3023Systems and Network Management10
COMP 3024Video Games Development10