Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of Business (3737)

  • Approved Abbreviation: BICT/BBus
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3737
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 089213G

This program applies to students who commenced in 2018 or later. 

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year 2016, please refer to: 3737.1 Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of Business

This double degree targets the wide application of information technology in Business. It provides students with a strong technical background in IT and Business.  It allows students to develop skills in application development, program design, systems analysis and design, networks, web development, and the implementation of technology. This degree combines information technology with a Business Majors in either Applied Finance, Economics, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Sport Management or Business Analytics.

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

Study Mode

Four years full-time.

Program Advice

CDMS@westernsydney.edu.au

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
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal See above
Bankstown City Campus (from 2023) Full Time Internal See above
Campbelltown Campus Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above

Accreditation

The business component of this program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
The following Business Majors are accredited:

  • Major T041 Human Resource Management is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
  • Major T038 Applied Finance satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).
  • Major T044 Marketing satisfies the requirements of accreditation of Marketing subjects in accordance with the Australian Marketing Institute’s Accreditation and Endorsement Program. On completion of an AMI Accredited program graduates are eligible for special graduate membership rates and credit towards becoming a Certified Practising Marketer (CPM) in a shorter duration of time. Specifically, graduates are eligible to apply for a reduction off the minimum five (5) years industry experience required before becoming a CPM.

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 units 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 2022

Students who complete this award will graduate with a Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology and a Bachelor of Business, with the major from the Bachelor of Business component of the program noted on their testamur.

Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology Component

Students must complete 160 credit points of prescribed Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology subjects.

Business Component

Core Subjects (compulsory 40 credit points)

Subject Title Credit Points
LAWS 1001Enterprise Law10
BUSM 1010Financing Enterprises10
BUSM 1006Enterprise Innovation and Markets10
BUSM 1008Enterprise Leadership10
Total Credit Points40

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, career planning, innovation, and enterprise engagement, a total of 40 credit points. Students are advised to choose subjects that will support careers in one of three areas:

  • Money (for majors in Applied Finance, Economics)
  • Markets (for majors in Hospitality Management, International Business, Marketing, and Sport Management)
  • Management (for majors in Human Resource Management, and Management)

The professional subjects that are recommended for each of the Bachelor of Business testamur majors are specified in the majors.

Bachelor of Business Majors 

Choose 80 credit points from one primary Business major. These are testamur majors.

Majors for Careers in Money

Majors for Careers in Markets

Majors for Careers in Management

 Major for Careers in Business Analytics

Replaced Majors

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

MT2035 Hospitality Management, Testamur Major, discontinued in 2020.
MT2027 Marketing, Testamur Major, replaced by Marketing, Testamur Major in 2021 (listed above).

Recommended Sequence 2022

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

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

Note: students should follow the recommended sequence below and not the recommended sequence listed under each Bachelor of Business Major.

This progression pattern is highly recommended. Students progress through both degrees at the same pace, completing two subjects in each degree in each semester. Graduation after three years with either degree will be possible only if a student makes this decision at or before the end of Year 2 and amends their progression pattern as prescribed by an Academic Program Advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
INFS 1006 Systems Analysis and Design 10
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
BBus core subject 1 10
BBus core subject 2 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
INFS 2001 Database Design and Development 10
COMP 2015 Programming Techniques 10
BBus core subject 3 10
BBus core subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
INFS 2006 Object Oriented Analysis 10
COMP 2020 Technologies for Web Applications 10
BBus professional subject 1 10
BBus major subject 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
INFS 3017 Web Systems Development 10
COMP 2004 Computer Networking 10
BBus professional subject 2 10
BBus major subject 2 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
COMP 3007 Computer Networks and Internets 10
INFO 3003 Human-Computer Interaction 10
BBus major subject 3 10
BBus major subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 3020 Social Web Analytics 10
BICT pool subject 10
BBus major subject 5 10
BBus major subject 6 10
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
INFO 3008 Professional Development 10
COMP 3015 Operating Systems Programming 10
BBus professional subject 3 10
BBus major subject 7 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 3018 Professional Experience 10
BICT pool subject 10
BBus professional subject 4 10
BBus major subject 8 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

BICT 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

Program Structure 2023

Students who complete this award will graduate with a Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology and a Bachelor of Business, with the major from the Bachelor of Business component of the program noted on their testamur.

Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology Component

Students must complete 120 credit points of core Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology subjects plus 40 credit points of a BICT minor. 

Business Component

Core subjects (compulsory 40 credit points)

Four compulsory core subjects that provide students with essential business knowledge.

Subject Title Credit Points
LAWS 1001Enterprise Law10
BUSM 1010Financing Enterprises10
BUSM 1006Enterprise Innovation and Markets10
BUSM 1008Enterprise Leadership10
Total Credit Points40

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, career planning, innovation, and enterprise engagement, a total of 40 credit points. Students are advised to choose subjects that will support careers in one of four areas:

  • Money (for majors in Applied Finance, Economics)
  • Markets (for majors in International Business, Marketing, and Sport Management)
  • Management (for majors in Human Resource Management, and Management)
  • Business Analytics (for major in Business Analytics).

The professional subjects that are recommended for each of the Bachelor of Business testamur majors are specified in the majors.

Bachelor of Business Majors 

Choose 80 credit points from one primary Business major. These are testamur majors.

Majors for Careers in Money

Majors for Careers in Markets

Majors for Careers in Management

Majors for Careers in Business Analytics

Recommended Sequence Autumn 2023

This sequence applies to students who commenced in Autumn 2023 or later. If you commenced prior to 2023 please refer to the Sequence 2022 tab for details.

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

  • 160 credit points of prescribed Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology subjects
  • 160 credit points of prescribed Bachelor of Business subjects

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

Note: Students should follow the recommended sequence below and not the recommended sequence listed under each Bachelor of Business Major.

This progression pattern is highly recommended. Students progress through both degrees at the same pace, completing two subjects in each degree in each semester. Graduation after three years with either degree will be possible only if a student makes this decision at or before the end of Year 2 and amends their progression pattern as prescribed by an Academic Course Advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
MATH 1038 Mathematics for Computing 10
BBus core subject 1 10
BBus core subject 2 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 2004 Computer Networking 10
INFS 2001 Database Design and Development 10
BBus core subject 3 10
BBus core subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
INFO 1003 Professional Practice, Communication and Ethics 10
HUMN 1013 Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode) 10
BBus professional subject 1 10
BBus major subject 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 2021 Software Engineering Fundamentals 10
COMP 2015 Programming Techniques 10
BBus professional subject 2 10
BBus major subject 2 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
COMP 2027Cyber Security 10
BICT minor subject 10
BBus major subject 3 10
BBus major subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 3028 Software Construction 10
BICT minor subject 10
BBus major subject 5 10
BBus major subject 6 10
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
BICT minor subject 10
BICT minor subject 10
BBus professional subject 3 10
BBus major subject 7 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
INFO 3019 Project Management 10
COMP 3018 Professional Experience 10
BBus professional subject 4 10
BBus major subject 8 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology Minors

Recommended Sequence Spring 2023

This sequence applies to students who commenced in Spring 2023.

If you commenced in Autumn 2023 please refer to the Autumn 2023 Sequence tab for details. If you commenced prior to 2023 please refer to the Sequence 2022 tab for details.

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

  • 160 credit points of prescribed Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology subjects
  • 160 credit points of prescribed Bachelor of Business subjects

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

Note: Students should follow the recommended sequence below and not the recommended sequence listed under each Bachelor of Business Major.

This progression pattern is highly recommended. Students progress through both degrees at the same pace, completing two subjects in each degree in each semester. Graduation after three years with either degree will be possible only if a student makes this decision at or before the end of Year 2 and amends their progression pattern as prescribed by an Academic Course Advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
BBus core subject 1 10
BBus core subject 2 10
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
Select one of the following 10
Mathematics for Computing  
Discrete Mathematics  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 2004 Computer Networking 10
INFS 2001 Database Design and Development 10
BBus core subject 3 10
BBus core subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
INFO 1003 Professional Practice, Communication and Ethics 10
HUMN 1013 Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode) 10
BBus professional subject 1 10
BBus major subject 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 2021 Software Engineering Fundamentals 10
COMP 2015 Programming Techniques 10
BBus professional subject 2 10
BBus major subject 2 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
COMP 2027Cyber Security 10
BICT minor subject 10
BBus major subject 3 10
BBus major subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 3028 Software Construction 10
BICT minor subject 10
BBus major subject 5 10
BBus major subject 6 10
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
BICT minor subject 10
BICT minor subject 10
BBus professional subject 3 10
BBus major subject 7 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
INFO 3019 Project Management 10
COMP 3018 Professional Experience 10
BBus professional subject 4 10
BBus major subject 8 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology Minors