What does flexible study mean for me?
Studying at Swinburne Online gives you the freedom to study how it suits you. Decide when and where it fits in with your life and tailor your study journey to your own needs. Get a world-class degree without giving up what’s important.
Personalised study journey
Set a study pace that work with what’s going on in your life. If you’re unsure about how much you can commit to, we can offer part-time options and the option of increasing your unit load as your progress. Interested in fast-tracking your studies? You also have the opportunity to complete up to 12 units per year.
Fit study around your life
You don’t have to put your life on hold to study. Prioritise what matters to you and fit study around family, work and personal commitments through a course that is flexibly designed for online learners.
Start when it suits. Swinburne Online offers multiple intake dates and flexible unit availability, so you can choose when you begin your studies or if you need to take a break.
Flexible study requires flexible support. As a Swinburne Online student, you’ll have support for extended hours, seven days a week, with Student Advisors available to help with anything from tech support to research advice and dedicated online tutors in each of your units.
Your course structure
The Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology consists of 24 units, including 20 core units and four elective units.
In your final year, you will complete a Capstone Industry Project unit that combines your theoretical knowledge with practical scenarios. This unit aims to consolidate and integrate your learning with real-world practice and facilitate a successful transition from academic learning environment to work environment.
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How you'll learn
How you'll learn
Learning designed for online
Your study journey with Swinburne Online is tailored to the digital space. You’ll study in a dynamic virtual classroom environment, interact with your peers in the custom-built social platform, and receive support at the times you need it from advisors who understand studying online.
You’ll complete each of your units in Canvas, your online classroom, and be guided through coursework by an online tutor with real-world experience in your field of study. Canvas is where you’ll access classes, assignments and discussion boards with your peers.
The Student Hub is your online campus, where you’ll access the support and resources to assist you throughout your study journey. From managing your course to technical support and library resources, you’ll find it all in one easy location.
Swinburne Online will be there for you each step of the way. From enrolment through to graduation, we offer extended, flexible support in each of your units and advisors to assist with anything from technical support to referencing and assignment tips.
Non-Year 12 entry
- Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including certificates IV (completed), diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees).
- Applicants without a formal qualification may be considered for entry if they have significant and relevant work experience and/or upon completion of the STAT test.
Year 12 entry
Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.
VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as Alternate Language (EAL) or equivalent.
If you are applying as an international student, please view the English Language Requirements.
The estimated fee for this course is $23,850*.
Commonwealth provided loans are available to assist eligible students to pay their course fees and there are a range of university, government and privately funded scholarships and prizes.
Course fees may change without notice and will be affected by a student’s unit selection and any credit awarded in recognition of previous academic experience.
This course is offered to domestic and offshore international students. Depending on your citizenship, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place.
Domestic students also contribute to student services and amenities via an annual fee.
Stay ahead of the curve with Swinburne Online
Our graduates work in a range of rewarding roles and industries. The Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology prioritises enhancing your practical capabilities so that you can graduate with a work-ready skill set. You will:
- Work on an ICT capstone project unit
- Learn the workplace skills that underpin and enhance all your technical knowledge
- Learn from industry leaders.
In this dynamic role, you’ll use data analytics to assess processes, determine requirements and deliver data-driven recommendations and reports to key stakeholders.
Systems Implementation Manager
Manage a team of implementation specialists responsible for the implementation of technical systems, software and hardware.
Information Security Specialist
Analyse existing security procedures and suggest changes for increased efficiency and security.
Ensure that all work completed in IT are assessed in terms of vulnerabilities and exposure to attack.
Web Application Developer
With an adaptable programming toolkit, collaborate in the design and implementation of web-based applications, troubleshooting issues as they arise.
User Interface Analyst
Design and monitor different user interfaces and software systems for web platforms and other applications.
Objectively analyse and recommend the correct combination of IT requirements components to achieve specific business goals.
Data Warehouse Architect
Design and maintain complex data management solutions that are accessible and secure.
Analyse and interpret complex data sets and transform that information into actionable business solutions.