Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

  • Effective from: 2016
  • 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 provides graduates with skills and knowledge in networking and IT applications development, along with the ability to apply practical ICT solutions in real-world situations. Subjects available offer a solid foundation across several domains including Networking, Databases, Systems Analysis & Design, Programming, Web and Mobile Technologies, Project Management, Professional Communications, Operating Systems and Human Computer Interaction. It also covers the necessary mathematical and statistical skills as needed by an ICT practitioner. The structure of the Program provides scope for electives, minors or majors in further studies including the areas of Mobile Computing and Application Development, Entertainment Computing, Astroinformatics, Health Informatics, Social Media Analytics, Networking, Health Information Management, Mathematics, Statistics, Systems Security and IT Support. NB: Majors / minors may not be offered on all campuses.

Study Mode

Three 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
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal See above
Sydney City Campus Full Time Internal Antoinette Cevenini

Accreditation

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

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

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.

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
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
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

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
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

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
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

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
COMP 3018 Professional Experience 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

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

Search for majors and minors

Students can apply for an elective major or 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).
SM3089 Statistics, Minor, discontinued from 2020