Diploma/Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

  • Approved Abbreviation: DipICT/BICT
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 6039
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 096985D

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.

The first year of this program is delivered by Western Sydney University The College as an agent of Western Sydney University via extended face-to-face hours in smaller learning environments.

A Diploma in Information and Communications Technology exit point is also available at the end of the first year of the program.

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode

Three years full-time.

Students will be required to attend the Kingswood or Parramatta South campus for some learning experiences.

Program Advice

For program advice during your first year of study, please use the contact below

College Admin


For program advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology.

Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Campbelltown Campus Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta City Campus - George Street Full Time Internal See above
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal See above
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct Full Time Internal See above

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

For more information on applying please see link to The College admission pages below

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/thecollege/how_to_apply

Domestic students are required to have

  • Completed an English unit in the NSW Higher School Certificate, Or
  • Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent (unless a native speaker) Or
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English subject at C grade level or higher.

Students are also assumed to have completed a Mathematics subject, equivalent to the Mathematics unit in the NSW Higher School Certificate.

Met other entry requirements such as

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place, Or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies program with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each sub band Or
  • Completed the College EAP 4 program with a 50% pass Or
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English subject at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Academic Entry Requirements vary according to country of origin. However, in general

  • Completion of Year 12 or its equivalent is the minimum entry requirement Or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies program with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 260 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Western Sydney University The College Subjects

Nirimba and Parramatta City (George Street) Campus

Plan of Study Grid
Trimester 1Credit Points
GEDU 0010 Tertiary Study Skills in Information and Communications Technology (WSTC Prep) 0
COMP 0003 Programming Design (WSTC Prep) 5
MATH 0008 Mathematics 2 (WSTC Prep) 10
COMM 1027 Principles of Professional Communication 1 (WSTC) 10
INFS 1003 Information Systems in Context (WSTC) 10
 Credit Points35
Trimester 2
INFS 1007 Systems Analysis and Design (WSTC) 10
MATH 0028 Statistics for Academic Purposes (WSTC Prep) 5
COMP 1006 Programming Fundamentals (WSTC) 10
INFS 2003 Database Design and Development (WSTC) 10
 Credit Points35
Trimester 3
MATH 2013 Object Oriented Analysis (WSTC) 10
COMP 2006 Computer Networking (WSTC) 10
MATH 1029 Statistical Decision Making (WSTC) 10
 Credit Points30
 Total Credit Points100

Students may exit at this point and graduate with the Diploma in ICT following a passing grade in all of the above subjects. Students who progress onto Year Two may also be awarded the Diploma if they gain a passing grade in all of the above subjects.

  • Students must pass all College Preparatory subjects before progressing to the Year Two subjects.
  • Students must pass at least 70 credit points of University level subjects in Year One before progressing to the Year Two subjects.

Western Sydney University Subjects

For program advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology.

Campbelltown, Parramatta (Victoria Road) and Penrith Campus

Plan of Study Grid
Year 2
Autumn sessionCredit Points
COMP 2020 Technologies for Web Applications 10
COMP 3007 Computer Networks and Internets 10
INFO 3003 Human-Computer Interaction 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 2015 Programming Techniques 10
INFS 3017 Web Systems Development 10
COMP 3020 Social Web Analytics 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
INFO 3008 Professional Development 10
COMP 3015 Operating Systems Programming 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 3018 Professional Experience 10
Select three electives 30
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Elective Majors and Minors

Please note: majors and minors are optional.

Majors

Campbelltown, Parramatta and Penrith Campuses

Minors

Campbelltown, Parramatta and Penrith Campuses

Replaced Major

The major listed below counts towards completion of this program for students who began studying this major prior to 2019.

M3102 Cyber Security, Major, replaced by Cyber Security, Major (listed above).

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 260 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Western Sydney University The College Subjects

Nirimba and Parramatta City (George Street) Campus

Plan of Study Grid
Trimester 1Credit Points
GEDU 0010 Tertiary Study Skills in Information and Communications Technology (WSTC Prep) 0
COMP 0003 Programming Design (WSTC Prep) 5
MATH 0008 Mathematics 2 (WSTC Prep) 10
COMM 1027 Principles of Professional Communication 1 (WSTC) 10
INFS 1003 Information Systems in Context (WSTC) 10
 Credit Points35
Trimester 2
INFS 1007 Systems Analysis and Design (WSTC) 10
MATH 0028 Statistics for Academic Purposes (WSTC Prep) 5
COMP 1006 Programming Fundamentals (WSTC) 10
INFS 2003 Database Design and Development (WSTC) 10
 Credit Points35
Trimester 3
MATH 2013 Object Oriented Analysis (WSTC) 10
COMP 2006 Computer Networking (WSTC) 10
MATH 1029 Statistical Decision Making (WSTC) 10
 Credit Points30
 Total Credit Points100

Students may exit at this point and graduate with the Diploma in ICT following a passing grade in all of the above subjects.

Students who progress to Year Two may also be awarded the Diploma if they gain a passing grade in all of the above subjects.

  • Students must pass all College Preparatory subjects before progressing to the Year Two subjects.
  • Students must pass at least 70 credit points of University level subjects in Year One before progressing to the Year Two subjects.

Western Sydney University Subjects

For program advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology.

Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

Campbelltown, Parramatta (Victoria Road) and Penrith Campus

Plan of Study Grid
Year 2
Autumn sessionCredit Points
COMP 2020 Technologies for Web Applications 10
COMP 3007 Computer Networks and Internets 10
INFO 3003 Human-Computer Interaction 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 2015 Programming Techniques 10
INFS 3017 Web Systems Development 10
COMP 3020 Social Web Analytics 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
INFO 3008 Professional Development 10
COMP 3015 Operating Systems Programming 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 3018 Professional Experience 10
Select three electives 30
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Elective Majors and Minors

Please note: majors and minors are optional.

Majors

Campbelltown, Parramatta and Penrith Campuses

Minors

Campbelltown, Parramatta and Penrith Campuses

Replaced Major

The major listed below counts towards completion of this program for students who began studying this major prior to 2019.

M3102 Cyber Security, Major, replaced by Cyber Security, Major (listed above).