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Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology

  • Qualification

    Undergraduate

  • Duration

    3 years full time or equivalent part time

  • Units

    24

  • Start Date

    Mar, Jul, Nov

Overview of the course

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).

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 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.

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

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)

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

  • Business Analyst

    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.

  • Cybersecurity Lead

    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.

  • Systems Architect

    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.

  • Data Scientist

    Analyse and interpret complex data sets and transform that information into actionable business solutions.

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Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

  • 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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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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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

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  • Do I have to purchase learning materials?

    For students undertaking a degree, most of your learning materials are included with a free license provided to you by Swinburne Online. However, in some cases, you will be notified via your student email that you will need to buy specific software or eTexts. For TAFE Business students, all of your learning materials will be available online and are covered by your course fees. You won’t need to purchase any further materials.

  • Which units should I start with?

    When you enrol to study a degree with us, you will nominate how many units you would like to select per teaching period, based on a recommendation from one of our Course Consultants. From here, our enrolments team will allocate you automatically to the units they feel will be best suited to your needs, so you don’t need to worry about choosing units. If you want to choose something different than what you are allocated to, that is no problem, just get in touch with our Student Advisors and they will take care of it for you.

  • Do I need to be logged on to study at specific times?

    You won’t normally have to be online at a specific time. Your course material is available for you from the beginning of each teaching period and you can work through it in the hours that suit you.

    There are some live webinar sessions that run approximately once a month. These are a special opportunity for students to sign in at the same time as their tutors, normally before an assessment deadline. It gives you the chance to ask any questions relating to the assignment in real time and hear other student’s questions and thoughts. We understand that students won’t always be able to make these sessions, so they can be replayed the next day.

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