Master of Information and Communications Technology

  • Effective from: 2017
  • Approved Abbreviation: MICT
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3699
  • AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 063546M

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 Spring 2017, please refer to: 3699.3 Master of Information and Communications Technology

For Commencement Year Autumn 2017, please refer to: 3699.2 Master of Information and Communications Technology

Master of Information and Communications Technology (MICT) sets the foundation for students to advance their careers in ICT and/or continue further learning in this discipline. Students will be required to complete a work experience component in addition to a number of core and elective subjects. Students may also chose to complete a field of study out of the available fields for this program. This program is focused on getting students engaged in enquiry-based learning to acquire knowledge in established theories and recent state-of-the-art developments. Students are also expected to develop skills in problem solving and research practice and apply those skills in a professional and ethical framework to develop themselves as lifelong learners.

Study Mode

Two years full-time or one and a half years full time depending upon entry qualifications (see Pathways listed under Program Structure below) or the equivalent 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
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal See above
Sydney City Campus Full Time Internal Mahsa Razavi

Accreditation

The Master of Information and Communication Technology is accredited at Professional Level by 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

Minimum admission requirements to this program are: An undergraduate degree or Masters degree in any discipline.

Additional Information

This program has three Pathways (A, B and C) that vary in length and structure based on previous study and work experience.

Pathway A - Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Pathway B - Applicants must have successfully completed an Honours or Master degree in any discipline.

Pathway C - Applicants must have successfully completed an Australian Computer Society accredited (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in Information and Communication Technologies, Computing or Information Systems

Or

An undergraduate degree in any discipline AND a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in ICT.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application. 

Statement of Service form

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.

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

Sydney City Campus

Click here for the recommended sequence at Sydney City Campus.

Parramatta Campus

The program length and structure varies based on the student’s previous study background and level, and work experience.

Students are categorised into three Pathways based on their previous study background and work experience as indicated below and program structure and length is set accordingly. See individual links for detailed program structure.

Pathway A Core subjects 

Subject Title Credit Points
INFO 7005IT Project Management10
INFO 7016Postgraduate Project A10
COMP 7013Network Technologies10
ENGR 7017Professional Practice and Communication10
NATS 7057Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies10
INFO 7003Advanced Topics in User System Interaction10
COMP 7015Programming Proficiency10
INFS 7007Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems10

Pathway A - students complete one of the listed Majors below. 

And select four subjects from Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary subject lists in addition to those completed for a Major.

Additional Completion Requirements

Students must complete a four week full-time or part-time equivalent industry placement as a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component and must enrol in the ICT Practicum subject to receive recognition for WIL.

Subject Title Credit Points
INFO 7004ICT Practicum0

Students must also complete one of the listed Majors below.

Pathway B Core subjects 

Subject Title Credit Points
INFO 7005IT Project Management10
INFO 7016Postgraduate Project A10
COMP 7013Network Technologies10
ENGR 7017Professional Practice and Communication10
NATS 7057Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies10
INFO 7003Advanced Topics in User System Interaction10
COMP 7015Programming Proficiency10
INFS 7007Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems10

Pathway B - students complete one of the listed Majors below.

Subjects for the Majors are included in the Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary subject lists.

Additional Completion Requirements

Students must complete a four week full-time or part-time equivalent industry placement as a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component and must enrol in the ICT Practicum subject to receive recognition for WIL.

Subject Title Credit Points
INFO 7004ICT Practicum0

Students must also complete one of the listed Majors below.

Pathway C Core subjects 

Subject Title Credit Points
INFO 7005IT Project Management10
INFO 7016Postgraduate Project A10
COMP 7013Network Technologies10
ENGR 7017Professional Practice and Communication10
NATS 7057Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies10

Pathway C - students complete one of the listed Majors below.

And one subject from Foundation or Specialised subject lists in addition to those completed for a Major.

And two subjects from Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary subject lists in addition to those completed for a Major.

Additional Completion Requirements

Students must complete a four week full-time or part-time equivalent industry placement as a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component and must enrol in the ICT Practicum subject to receive recognition for WIL.

Subject Title Credit Points
INFO 7004ICT Practicum0

Students must also complete one of the listed Majors below.

Foundation subjects

Note: Subjects in this list may be included in the program structure as Core Subjects and cannot be selected as one of the list subjects.

Subject Title Credit Points
INFO 7003Advanced Topics in User System Interaction10
INFS 7004Content Management Systems and Web Analytics10
INFO 7005IT Project Management10
COMP 7013Network Technologies10
ENGR 7017Professional Practice and Communication10
COMP 7015Programming Proficiency10
INFS 7008Systems and Network Security10
NATS 7057Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies10
INFS 7007Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems10
INFS 7009Web Technologies10

Specialised Subjects

Note: Subjects in this list may be included in the program structure as Core Subjects and cannot be selected as one of the list subjects .

Subject Title Credit Points
COMP 7018Advanced Cloud Computing10
PUBH 7001Advanced Health Classifications and Coding10
INFS 7001Advanced Healthcare Data Environments10
INFS 7002Advanced Healthcare Software and Systems10
INFO 7001Advanced Machine Learning10
INFO 7002Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence10
INFO 7014Advanced Topics in Cybersecurity10
INFS 7003Advanced Topics in ICT10
COMP 7002Advanced Topics in Networking10
INFO 7015Applied Cybersecurity10
COMP 7019Applied Machine Learning10
COMP 7020Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Organisations10
COMP 7003Big Data10
COMP 7004Cloud Computing10
INFO 7018Cloud Systems Development10
COMP 7006Data Science10
COMP 7007Information Security Management10
COMP 7008Internet of Things10
COMP 7021Knowledge Representation and Reasoning10
COMP 7009Mobile Computing10
COMP 7011Multimedia Communication Systems10
COMP 7022Natural Language Understanding10
COMP 7012Network Management10
COMP 7023Predictive Analytics10
COMP 7024Programming for Data Science10
MATH 7017Probabilistic Graphical Models10
COMP 7025Social Media Intelligence10
INFS 7006Software Testing and Automation10
MATH 1028Statistical Decision Making10
MATH 7016The Nature of Data10
COMP 7016Visualisation10
INFO 7013Web Engineering10
COMP 7017Wireless Networking10

Multi-disciplinary subjects

A maximum of four subjects are allowed from this list.

Subject Title Credit Points
BUSM 7018Contemporary People Management10
HUMN 7012Cyber Justice (PG)10
ECON 7001Economics10
BUSM 7028Entrepreneurial Management Capabilities10
ACCT 7015Financial Reports for Decision Making10
COMM 7003Foundations of Media Arts Production (PG)10
CULT 7004Global Digital Futures10
BUSM 7040Governance, Ethics and Social Entrepreneurship10
LAWS 7015Information and Data Governance Law and Policy10
BUSM 7048Innovation, Creativity and Foresight10
BUSM 7046Innovation for New Markets10
BUSM 7045Innovation Through Digital Technology10
MKTG 7019Marketing Systems10
COMM 7013Ideate, Develop: Makerspace 110
COMM 7009Mobile Media10
BUSM 7072New Venture Finance10
COMM 7011Researching Convergent Media10
BUSM 7084Start-up10
BUSM 7086Strategic Business Management10
BUSM 7099Understanding Contemporary Organisations10

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of the program for students who may have passed subjects in the list in 2020 or earlier.
BUSM 7094 - The Contemporary Business Environment
MECH 7004 - Advanced Mobile Robotics
MECH 7005 - Advanced Robotics
MECH 70008 - Genomic Data Science
INFO 7008 - Modern Software Architectures

The core subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2020 or earlier.
ENGR 7018 - Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies, replaced by NATS 7057 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies

COOM 7007 - Media Project Proposal, replaced by COMM 7013 Ideate, Develop: Makerspace 1
ENGR 7014 - Master Project 1

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier.  

MATH 7011 Predictive Analytics, replaced by  COMP 7023 Predictive Analytics

Replaced Testamur Majors

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

ST3064 Artificial Intelligence, Testamur Major, replaced by Artificial Intelligence, Testamur Major in 2021 (listed above).
ST3054 Distributed Computing, Testamur Major, replaced by Cloud and Distributed Computing, Testamur Major in 2021 (listed above).
ST3055 Health Informatics, Testamur Major, replaced by Health Informatics, Testamur Major in 2021 (listed above).
ST3050Web and Mobile Computing, Testamur Major, replaced by Web and Mobile Computing, Testamur Major in 2021 (listed above).

Recommended Sequence 

Students are categorised into three Pathways based on their previous study background and work experience as indicated below and program structure and length is set accordingly. See individual links for detailed program structure.

Additional Completion Requirements 

Students must complete a four week full-time or part-time equivalent industry placement as a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component and must enrol in the ICT Practicum subject to receive recognition for WIL. 

Subject Title Credit Points
INFO 7004ICT Practicum0

Pathway A - Two Years

Students who have been admitted with non-Computing, non-ICT or non-Information Systems with Bachelor Qualifications are eligible to complete the two year Pathway below.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points including the subjects listed below plus 120 hours (full time or part-time equivalent) of work experience component.

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
COMP 7015 Programming Proficiency 10
INFS 7007 Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems 10
COMP 7013 Network Technologies 10
ENGR 7017 Professional Practice and Communication 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 7057 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies 10
Select three subjects from your Major or from the Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary subject lists. 30
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
INFO 7003 Advanced Topics in User System Interaction 10
INFO 7016 Postgraduate Project A 10
Select two subjects from your Major or from the Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary subject lists. 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
INFO 7005 IT Project Management 10
Select three subjects from your Major or from the Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary subject lists. 30
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Full-time mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
COMP 7015 Programming Proficiency 10
INFS 7007 Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems 10
COMP 7013 Network Technologies 10
ENGR 7017 Professional Practice and Communication 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
NATS 7057 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies 10
INFO 7003 Advanced Topics in User System Interaction 10
Select two subjects from your Major or from the Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary subject lists. 20
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
INFO 7005 IT Project Management 10
INFO 7016 Postgraduate Project A 10
Select two subjects from your Major or from the Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary subject lists. 20
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
Select four subjects from your Major or from the Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary subject lists. 40
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Pathway B - One and a Half Years

Students who have been admitted with non-Computing, non-ICT or non-Information Systems with Bachelor Honours or Masters Qualifications are eligible to complete the one and a half year Pathway below.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points including the subjects listed below plus 120 hours (full time or part-time equivalent) of work experience component.

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
COMP 7015 Programming Proficiency 10
INFS 7007 Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems 10
COMP 7013 Network Technologies 10
ENGR 7017 Professional Practice and Communication 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 7057 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies 10
INFO 7005 IT Project Management 10
Select two subjects from your Major or from the Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary subject lists. 20
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
INFO 7003 Advanced Topics in User System Interaction 10
INFO 7016 Postgraduate Project A 10
Select two subjects from your Major or from the Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary subject lists. 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points120

Full-time mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
COMP 7015 Programming Proficiency 10
INFS 7007 Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems 10
COMP 7013 Network Technologies 10
ENGR 7017 Professional Practice and Communication 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
NATS 7057 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies 10
INFO 7003 Advanced Topics in User System Interaction 10
Select two subjects from your Major or from the Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary subject lists. 20
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
INFO 7005 IT Project Management 10
INFO 7016 Postgraduate Project A 10
Select two subjects from your Major or from the Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary subject lists. 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points120

Pathway C - One and a Half Years

Students who have been admitted with Computing, ICT or Information Systems with Bachelor or Bachelor Honours or Masters Qualifications are eligible to complete the one a half year Pathway below.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points including the subjects listed below plus 120 hours (full time or part-time equivalent) of work experience component.

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
COMP 7013 Network Technologies 10
ENGR 7017 Professional Practice and Communication 10
Select two subjects from your Major or from the Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary subject lists. 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 7057 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies 10
INFO 7005 IT Project Management 10
Select two subjects from your Major or from the Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary subject lists. 20
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
INFO 7016 Postgraduate Project A 10
Select three subjects from your Major or from the Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary subject lists. 30
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points120

Full-time mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
COMP 7013 Network Technologies 10
ENGR 7017 Professional Practice and Communication 10
Select two subjects from your Major or from the Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary subject lists. 20
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
NATS 7057 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies 10
Select three subjects from your Major or from the Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary subject lists. 30
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
INFO 7005 IT Project Management 10
INFO 7016 Postgraduate Project A 10
Select two subjects from your Major or from the Foundation, Specialised or Multi-disciplinary subject lists. 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points120