Diploma in Information and Communications Technology

  • Approved Abbreviation: DipICT
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7163
  • AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 063564J

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

This program is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

This program is designed to provide a tertiary level foundation for further study in the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology and Bachelor of Information Systems degrees. It has been constructed to provide students with a sample of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) subjects and university experiences.

Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Information and Communications Technology will articulate into Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology degree at Western Sydney University with up to one year equivalent of advanced standing. Students may also articulate into Bachelor of Information Systems.

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

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode

One year full-time (three terms). Students will be required to attend the Kingswood or Parramatta South campus for some learning experiences. 

Program Advice

College Program Enquiries 
 

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

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Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus-George Street Full Time Internal See above
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct Full time Internal See above

Admission

Local students entering this Diploma are required to have

  • Completed an English subject 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 for which advanced standing can be applied for.

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

Met other entry requirements such as

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place (the ATAR will be set each year at a level below that for admission for the Bachelor of Information Communications Technology or Computing), Or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies program with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

International students entering the Diploma 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.

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

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 100 credit points which include the subjects listed in the pathways below.

Students must pass the following subjects, including the preparatory level subjects for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program

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