Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology
Create innovative ICT solutions
Use cutting edge technology to help people and businesses. You’ll build strong IT foundations then delve into electives. Explore web development, the cloud, cyber security, and more. Use data. Start programming. Gain industry certifications as you go.
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- Develop vital skills in problem solving, designing artificial worlds and making ideas come to life while working on cutting-edge technology
- Study the foundations of computing and business, along with courses in cyber security, programming and project management
- Develop specialist skills in data management, and in developing and using information systems to solve business problems
- Build hands-on experience through a professional work integrated learning course
- Complete placements designed to get you job-ready
- Gain industry certification (Microsoft, ITS, Cisco and more) at no extra cost as you complete courses
Completion of Year 12 or equivalent
Applicants must meet the minimum ATAR/Rank: 58.00
Recommended prior study: English; General Maths, Maths Methods or Specialist Maths
Work and Life
You may be eligible for a selection rank, which can help you get into university, If you:
- have completed Year 12 (no matter how long ago)
- have a TAFE/VET qualification
- have relevant work experience, or
- have studied at university before (even if you didn’t complete your studies)
UniSC accepts applications for multiple study periods throughout the year. These include Semester 1 applications which usually close in February, Semester 2 applications which usually close in July, as well as session-based and trimester-based study periods. As part of your application, UniSC will share information about the next available study period for this program.
If you've completed prior study or have relevant work experience, you may, under specified conditions, be eligible for credit towards your USC degree.
We live in an ICT age: computers, smartphones and networks are used by everyone, everywhere, as an enabler and driver of innovation. There is great demand for graduates who understand computing technology and create innovative solutions to help people and benefit organisations.
Recommended Study Pattern
This program is offered full-time or equivalent part-time.
The recommended study pattern is subject to change based on study period of enrolment. To learn more about the courses you will undertake in this program please refer to program structure.
Introductory courses (8) 96 units
BUS104 Discovering Management
DES105 Design Methods
ICT110 Introduction to Data Science
ICT112 Programming Fundamentals
ICT115 Introduction to Systems Design
ICT120 Computer Networks
SEC100 Foundations of Computer Security
SCI110 Science Research Methods
Developing courses (6) 72 units
DES221 Introduction to Interactive Media
DES222 Responsive Design and Wearable Technologies
DIG202 Bringing Data to Life
ENS253 Geographic Information Science and Technology
ICT200 Systems Analysis and Design
ICT211 Database Design
Graduate courses (5) 60 units
ICT320 Database Programming
ICT342 ICT Industry Project
ICT351 ICT Professional Practice
ICT352 Project Management
SEC303 Device & Network Security
Required courses from a specified list (5) 60 units
Select a total of 24 units from:
CSC201 Data Structures and Algorithms
CSC202 Mobile App Project
ICT220 Wireless Communications
ICT221 Object-Oriented Programming
Select a total of 36 units from:
CSC301 Full Stack Web Development
CSC302 Modelling and Testing
CSC303 Cloud and DevOps
DIG301 Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Organisations in the Digital Age
SEC301 Cyber Security
SEC302 Ethics in Cyber Security
SEC304 Cryptography, Blockchain and Information Security
- Each study period, you have the choice to switch between full-time and part-time study. Full-time study is enrolling in three or more courses per study period, while part-time study is one or two courses per study period.
- The total number of units required to complete the program is 288 units.
- The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
- Program structures are subject to change
To attain the award of Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology, students are required to
- Successfully complete 288 units as outlined in the Program Structure
- Complete no more than 10 introductory level (100 coded) courses
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