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Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology

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  • Qualification

    Undergraduate

  • Duration

    3 years full time or equivalent part time

  • Units

    24

  • Start Date

    Mar, Jul, Nov

Overview of the course

The Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology is unique in that you complete two majors: network technology and software technology.

With its focus on practical problem-solving, this course provides you with a thorough understanding of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) principles, equipping you with the skills needed to succeed in a growing industry. There are a wide variety of career paths open to ICT professionals, and the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology will ensure you graduate work-ready.

You will gain cutting-edge information technology skills, including the use of specialised software, to be able to confidently apply ICT solutions in a professional setting. You will also learn essential workplace skills such as effective communication, stakeholder management, and legal and ethical practice.

The course is accredited at Professional Level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

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What are the entry criteria?

Non-Year 12 entry

Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including certificates IV (completed), diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees).

If you don’t have a formal qualification, you may be considered for entry 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 Pre-requisites

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.

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Career & Learning

Career opportunities

  • Project Manager

    Plan, budget, oversee and document all aspects of the specific project you are working on.

  • Business Analyst

    Analyses an organisation or business domain and documents its business, processes or systems.

  • 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.

  • Digital Marketing Specialist

    Develop and implement digital strategies designed to increase online traffic to a company’s website.

  • Cybersecurity Lead

    Ensure that all work completed in IT are assessed in terms of vulnerabilities and exposure to attack.

What you will learn

  • Project Management

    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.

  • ICT Issue Assessment

    Assess and analyse the appropriateness of methodologies and technologies for the design and implementation of ICT solutions.

  • Research and Implementation

    Research, evaluate and discuss the suitability and procurement options of alternatives for a given purpose.

  • Sourcing Software

    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.

  • Professional Communication

    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

  • Applying Technologies

    Demonstrate problem-solving skills to apply technologies to new situations when implementing, maintaining, documenting and troubleshooting small-scale systems.

  • Understanding Technologies

    Demonstrate an appropriate knowledge of the technologies that make up ICT infrastructure and articulate the relationships and interdependencies between technologies.

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Course Units

  • Introduction to Business Information Systems (INF10003)
  • Problem Solving with ICT (ICT10001)
  • Web Development (COS10005)
  • Database Analysis and Design (INF10002)
  • Introduction to Programming (COS10009)
  • User-Centred Design (COS20001)
  • Object-Oriented Programming (COS20007)
  • Computer Systems (COS10004)
  • Network Administration (TNE10005)
  • Web Application Development (COS30020)
  • Development Project 1 – Tools and Practices (SWE20001)
  • Networks and Switching (TNE10006)
  • IT Security (COS30015)
  • Network Routing Principles (TNE20002)
  • Software Development for Mobile Devices (COS30017)
  • Managing IT Projects (SWE30010)
  • IoT Programming (SWE30011)
  • Enterprise Network Server Administration (TNE30018)
  • Professional Issues in IT (ICT30005)
  • Information Technology Project (ICT30001)
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I truly valued the ability to study at my own pace, and to be able to absorb all the concepts in my own space at home.

Lauren, Swinburne Online graduate

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