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Units for the course:

Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology – Network Technology

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The Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology – Network Technology consists of 16 units. You will need to complete eight core units, eight major units and eight units from the two available advanced minors and/or from electives of your choice.

Web Development

Introduction to Programming

Network Administration

ICT Inquiry Project

Technology in an Indigenous Context Project

Fundamentals of Data Management

ICT Project A

ICT Project B

Networks and Switching

Network Routing Principles

ICT Design Project

Advanced Web Development

Data Visualisation

Secure Remote Access Networks

ICT Innovation Project

Enterprise Network Server Administration

Data Science Principles

Big Data Architecture and Applications

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

IoT Programming

Malware Analysis

Network Security and Resilience

IT Security

Cybersecurity for Business


On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the need for ICT solutions, elicit information from the relevant stakeholders about the requirements for the solution and research and plan solutions according to the requirements identified.
  • Assess and analyse the appropriateness of methodologies and technologies for the design and implementation of ICT solutions.
  • Research, evaluate and discuss the suitability and procurement options of alternatives for a given purpose.
  • Identify and analyse situations that require investigations about methodologies, practices, technologies, ethical and legal issues and source the generic and specialised software tools used by IT professionals.
  • Communicate effectively using written and spoken English in a professional context, adapt personal interaction style to a given audience, work efficiently in a team, guide and direct other team members, identify the pertinent legal and ethical issues and be familiar with the generic and specialised software tools used by IT professionals.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills to apply technologies to new situations when implementing, maintaining, documenting and troubleshooting small-scale systems.
  • Demonstrate an appropriate knowledge of the technologies that make up ICT infrastructure and articulate the relationships and interdependencies between technologies.

Software Technology majors will be able to:

  • participate in a software development project, design and implement object-oriented software, including software for mobile applications and consider relevant security and usability aspects
  • design, maintain and manage ICT infrastructure and services
  • plan and deploy secure network systems utilising current practices in IP technologies, network security, and scalable server deployment
  • elicit information about existing or envisaged business processes, analyse these processes from the viewpoints of all stakeholders and advise the stakeholders on possible improvements, providing process models which can be discussed with a client
  • plan and implement an information system considering requirements of business and management, aspects of systems acquisition, technology options and organisational context.

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology, students must complete 300 credit points comprising of:

  • 8 core units (100 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from one of the following majors: Network Technology, Software Technology (100 credit points)
  • 8 units of other studies (100 credit points) comprising of a co-major, minor/s, advanced minor/s or electives.

Students may not complete more than 150 credit points (normally 12 units) at introductory level. A unit of study can only be counted once, where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternate.

Volume of learning

The Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology consists of a total 300 credit points. Units normally carry 12.5 credit points (cps). A standard annual full-time load comprises 100 credit points, and a standard annual part-time load comprises 50 credit points. The volume of learning of the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology is typically 3 years.

Maximum academic credit

The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology is 200 credit points (normally 16 units).

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