Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (3639)

  • Approved Abbreviation: BICT
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3639
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 064013K

This program applies to students who commenced in 2016 or later.

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

For Commencement Year 2014, please refer to: 3639.3 Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

For Commencement Year 2009 to Autumn 2013, please refer to: 3639.1 Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

 The Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology is a three-year program accredited by the Australian Computer Society. It meets the demands of business to be competitive and to innovate in this fast-changing area. Students build strong foundational skills, and then apply these to a range of industry relevant problems and projects as part of work-integrated learning. To complete the degree, students do a major to specialise in topics, such as, cyber security, cloud computing, multimedia computing. Students also have options to do a minor. This is a challenging and rewarding degree with an ever-expanding range of employment options.

NB: Majors / minors may not be offered on all campuses.

Study Mode

Three years full-time. Six years part-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
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal See above
Sydney City Campus* Full Time Internal Antoinette Cevenini
ATMC-Melbourne* Full time Internal wsum@atmc.edu.au
Surabaya Campus Indonesia Full time Internal See above
*

Programs delivered through an agreement with another party

Accreditation

On completion of this Program graduates will be eligible for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society.

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

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

Admission

Assumed knowledge required: 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.

If you commenced in 2023 or later please refer to the Sequence 2023 tab for details.

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

Recommended Sequence - Sydney City Campus 2022

Click here for the recommended sequence at Sydney City Campus.

Recommended Sequence - Campbelltown, Parramatta and Penrith Campuses 2022

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
COMM 1026 Principles of Professional Communication 1 10
INFS 1006 Systems Analysis and Design 10
MATH 1028 Statistical Decision Making 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 2004 Computer Networking 10
COMP 2015 Programming Techniques 10
INFS 2001 Database Design and Development 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
COMP 2020 Technologies for Web Applications 10
COMP 3007 Computer Networks and Internets 10
INFS 2006 Object Oriented Analysis 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
INFS 3017 Web Systems Development 10
From Spring 2024 students are advised to select COMP 3036  
Full Stack Development  
COMP 3020 Social Web Analytics 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
INFO 3003 Human-Computer Interaction 10
INFO 3008 Professional Development 10
COMP 3015 Operating Systems Programming 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 3018 Professional Experience 10
Select three electives 30
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Replaced Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2023 or earlier. 

INFS 3017 Web Systems Development, replaced by COMP 3036 Full Stack Development

Full-time mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
COMP 2004 Computer Networking 10
INFS 2001 Database Design and Development 10
MATH 1030 Statistics for Business 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
INFS 1006 Systems Analysis and Design 10
COMP 3007 Computer Networks and Internets 10
COMM 1026 Principles of Professional Communication 1 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
COMP 2015 Programming Techniques 10
COMP 3020 Social Web Analytics 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
COMP 2020 Technologies for Web Applications 10
INFO 3008 Professional Development 10
INFS 2006 Object Oriented Analysis 10
INFO 3003 Human-Computer Interaction 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
INFS 3017 Web Systems Development 10
From Spring 2024 students are advised to select COMP 3036  
Full Stack Development  
Select three electives 30
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
COMP 3018 Professional Experience 10
COMP 3015 Operating Systems Programming 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Replaced Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2023 or earlier. 

INFS 3017 Web Systems Development, replaced by COMP 3036 Full Stack Development

Start-year 2.5 Year Accelerated Pathway with Summer Session

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
COMM 1026 Principles of Professional Communication 1 10
INFS 1006 Systems Analysis and Design 10
MATH 1028 Statistical Decision Making 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 2015 Programming Techniques 10
COMP 2004 Computer Networking 10
INFS 2001 Database Design and Development 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Summer A session
COMP 2020 Technologies for Web Applications 10
INFO 3003 Human-Computer Interaction 10
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
COMP 3007 Computer Networks and Internets 10
INFS 2006 Object Oriented Analysis 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
INFS 3017 Web Systems Development 10
From Spring 2024 students are advised to select COMP 3036  
Full Stack Development  
COMP 3020 Social Web Analytics 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Summer A session
INFO 3008 Professional Development 10
Select one elective 10
Please note that the choice of elective subject in Summer A session may restrict the choice of major that can be completed.  
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Autumn session
COMP 3018 Professional Experience 10
COMP 3015 Operating Systems Programming 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Replaced Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2023 or earlier. 

INFS 3017 Web Systems Development, replaced by COMP 3036 Full Stack Development

Mid-Year 2.5 Year Accelerated Pathway with Summer Session

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
COMP 2004 Computer Networking 10
INFS 2001 Database Design and Development 10
MATH 1030 Statistics for Business 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Summer A session
INFS 1006 Systems Analysis and Design 10
INFO 3003 Human-Computer Interaction 10
 Credit Points20
Autumn session
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
COMP 3007 Computer Networks and Internets 10
INFS 2006 Object Oriented Analysis 10
COMM 1026 Principles of Professional Communication 1 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
COMP 2015 Programming Techniques 10
COMP 3020 Social Web Analytics 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Summer A session
COMP 2020 Technologies for Web Applications 10
Select one elective 10
Please note that the choice of elective subject in Summer A session may restrict the choice of major that can be completed.  
 Credit Points20
Autumn session
INFO 3008 Professional Development 10
COMP 3015 Operating Systems Programming 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
INFS 3017 Web Systems Development 10
From Spring 2024 students are advised to select COMP 3036  
Full Stack Development  
COMP 3018 Professional Experience 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Replaced Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2023 or earlier. 

INFS 3017 Web Systems Development, replaced by COMP 3036 Full Stack Development

Elective Majors and Minors

Please note: majors and minors are optional.

Majors

Campbelltown, Parramatta and Penrith Campuses

Sydney City Campus

Minors

Campbelltown, Parramatta and Penrith Campuses

It is suggested that students in the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology who wish to choose a major or minor should choose from the list of optional majors and minors above.

The following majors and minors are only available to undergraduate students enrolled in other Western Sydney University programs.

Information Technology

Web Systems Development

Mobile Application Development (for Non-computing Students only)

Web Application Development (for Non-Computing Students)

Major and Minor elective spaces

Elective subjects may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or minor (40 credit points).  Western Sydney University offers majors and minors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Global Sustainability Minor  
Indigenous Australian Studies Major   
Indigenous Australian Studies Minor

Western Sydney University also offers the following innovative transdisciplinary Challenge 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
Creative and Visual Communication
Global Workplaces
Innovating For Humans
Creative Living for Cultural Wellbeing
Ideate. Strategise. Innovate. 
Humanising Data

For more information, visit the Challenge Minor website.  

Search for majors and minors

Students can apply for an elective major or minor via Western Now.

WesternNow

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).
SM3089 Statistics, Minor, discontinued from 2020

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

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

Recommended Sequence - Sydney City Campus Autumn 2023

Click here for the recommended sequence at Sydney City Campus.

Recommended Sequence - Campbelltown, Parramatta and Penrith Campuses Autumn 2023

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
MATH 1038 Mathematics for Computing 10
INFO 1003 Professional Practice, Communication and Ethics 10
HUMN 1013 Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode) 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 2004 Computer Networking 10
COMP 2021 Software Engineering Fundamentals 10
INFS 2001 Database Design and Development 10
COMP 2015 Programming Techniques 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
COMP 2027Cyber Security 10
Select two major subjects 20
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 3028 Software Construction 10
INFO 3019 Project Management 10
Select two major subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
Select two major subjects 20
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 3018 Professional Experience 10
Select two major subjects 20
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Full-time mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
COMP 2004 Computer Networking 10
COMP 2021 Software Engineering Fundamentals 10
INFS 2001 Database Design and Development 10
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MATH 1038 Mathematics for Computing 10
INFO 1003 Professional Practice, Communication and Ethics 10
HUMN 1013 Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode) 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
COMP 3028 Software Construction 10
COMP 2015 Programming Techniques 10
Select two major subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
COMP 2027Cyber Security 10
Select two major subjects 20
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
INFO 3019 Project Management 10
Select two major subjects 20
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
COMP 3018 Professional Experience 10
Select two major subjects 20
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Electives 

Please note: elective spaces can be used to complete a Minor.

Major or minor subjects can be used in the elective spaces.

Majors

Minors

It is suggested that students in the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology who wish to choose a  minor should choose from the list of optional minors below.

Major and Minor elective spaces

Elective subjects may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or minor (40 credit points).  Western Sydney University offers majors and minors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Global Sustainability Minor  
Indigenous Australian Studies Major   
Indigenous Australian Studies Minor

Western Sydney University also offers the following innovative transdisciplinary Challenge 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
Creative and Visual Communication
Global Workplaces
Innovating For Humans
Creative Living for Cultural Wellbeing
Ideate. Strategise. Innovate. 
Humanising Data

For more information, visit the Challenge Minor website.  

Search for majors and minors

Students can apply for an elective major or minor via Western Now.

WesternNow

This sequence applies to students who commenced Spring 2023 or later.

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 240 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence - Sydney City Campus

Click here for the recommended sequence at Sydney City Campus.

Recommended Sequence - Campbelltown, Parramatta and Penrith Campuses

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
INFO 1003 Professional Practice, Communication and Ethics 10
HUMN 1013 Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode) 10
Select one of the following 10
Mathematics for Computing  
Discrete Mathematics  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 2004 Computer Networking 10
COMP 2021 Software Engineering Fundamentals 10
INFS 2001 Database Design and Development 10
COMP 2015 Programming Techniques 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
COMP 2027 Cyber Security 10
Select two major subjects 20
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 3028 Software Construction 10
INFO 3019 Project Management 10
Select two major subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
Select two major subjects 20
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 3018 Professional Experience 10
Select two major subjects 20
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Full-time mid-year intake 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
COMP 2004 Computer Networking 10
INFS 2001 Database Design and Development 10
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
INFO 1003 Professional Practice, Communication and Ethics 10
HUMN 1013 Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode) 10
COMP 2021 Software Engineering Fundamentals 10
Select one of the following 10
Mathematics for Computing  
Discrete Mathematics  
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
COMP 3028 Software Construction 10
COMP 2015 Programming Techniques 10
Select two major subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
COMP 2027 Cyber Security 10
Select two major subjects 20
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
INFO 3019 Project Management 10
Select two major subjects 20
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
COMP 3018 Professional Experience 10
Select two major subjects 20
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Electives 

Please note: elective spaces can be used to complete a Minor.

Major or minor subjects can be used in the elective spaces.

Recommended Sequence - Surabaya Campus, Indonesia

Surabaya Campus Indonesia

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
Semester 1  
COMP 2004 Computer Networking 10
MATH 1038 Mathematics for Computing 10
INFS 2001 Database Design and Development 10
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
TBAPancasila 5
Semester 2  
COMP 2021 Software Engineering Fundamentals 10
INFO 1003 Professional Practice, Communication and Ethics 10
MATH 1006 Discrete Mathematics 10
TBACivic Education 5
 Credit Points80
Year 2
Semester 3  
COMP 3028 Software Construction 10
COMP 2015 Programming Techniques 10
COMP 2008 Computer Organisation 10
INFO 3015 Internet of Things and Smart Environments 10
TBAIndonesian Language 5
Semester 4  
COMP 2027 Cyber Security 10
COMP 2009 Data Structures and Algorithms 10
COMP 3012 Introduction to Cloud Computing 10
INFO 3003 Human-Computer Interaction 10
TBAReligion 5
 Credit Points90
Year 3
Semester 5  
INFO 3019 Project Management 10
COMP 3013 Mobile Applications Development 10
COMP 3036 Full Stack Development 10
INFO 3018 Computing Practicum 10
Semester 6  
COMP 3018 Professional Experience 10
COMP 3015 Operating Systems Programming 10
COMP 2023 Mathematical Programming 10
 Credit Points70
 Total Credit Points240

Majors

Minors

It is suggested that students in the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology who wish to choose a  minor should choose from the list of optional minors below.

Major and Minor elective spaces

Elective subjects may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or minor (40 credit points).  Western Sydney University offers majors and minors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Global Sustainability Minor  
Indigenous Australian Studies Major   
Indigenous Australian Studies Minor

Western Sydney University also offers the following innovative transdisciplinary Challenge 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
Creative and Visual Communication
Global Workplaces
Innovating For Humans
Creative Living for Cultural Wellbeing
Ideate. Strategise. Innovate. 
Humanising Data

For more information, visit the Challenge Minor website.  

Search for majors and minors

Students can apply for an elective major or minor via Western Now.

WesternNow