Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology
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Course in detail
- One Major selected from the BICT Majors, normally 16 units of study (200 credit points)
- Eight elective units (100 cp) from ICT or other disciplines
- HIT0004 Careers in the Curriculum (0 credit points)
- A Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology Major is composed of 12 core units and four options units
- No more than 10 units (125 credit points) at Stage 1
- The not-for-credit unit, HIT0004 Careers in the Curriculum, is compulsory
- The same unit cannot be counted more than once. Where there are overlaps in units, the 300 credit points of study must be made up of units as determined by the Program Co-ordinator
- Electives may comprise of free electives or a combination of one or more minors from ICT or other faculties' Professional Majors
Minors are a prescribed set of units that may broaden a student’s learning, such as a set of units from different disciplines, typically derived as a subset of a major. Minors contain no elective choice and are made up of four units (50 cps). Minors can be taken from any discipline, including Electives Plus minors. Credit cannot be given for any minor which contains more than two units of study in common with any other minor, co-major or major that student is undertaking. Minors in ICT are:
Advanced minors are a prescribed set of units that may deepen a student’s learning in a particular specialist area of ICT. Advanced minors contain no elective choice and are made up of four units (50 cps). Advanced minors in ICT are:
- Business Analysis and Knowledge Management Advanced Minor
- Information Systems Implementation Advanced Minor
- Advanced Networking Advanced Minor
- IT Security Advanced Minor
- Enterprise Programming Advanced Minor
- Games Programming Advanced Minor
- Advanced Programming Advanced Minor
- Advanced Software Engineering Advanced Minor
- Artificial Intelligence Advanced Minor
- Information Systems Strategic Thinking Advanced Minor
- Social Networking Minor
In addition to the above, all Swinburne undergraduate students must complete a compulsory unit of study, Careers in the Curriculum. Careers in the Curriculum is an innovative unit designed to assist Swinburne students to enhance their employability and career prospects.
Students studying part-time should refer to the general timetable for availability. Please note, not all units will be available in the evening or in every semester.
Aims and objectives
- The skills necessary for working in a development team on a small scale project
- An understanding of the process of software or systems development
- Skills in requirements analysis, systems analysis and design
- Skills in developing software in Java, C or VB.NET
- The communication and management skills required to manage projects successfully
- An understanding of the social, legal and ethical issues confronting the information and communication technology professional
- Knowledge of and experience in database, data communications, web development and information systems
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English language requirements
Swinburne College English for Academic Purposes Certificate: EAP 5 Advanced: 70%; OR, obtaining a minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0; OR, a TOEFL (Paper-based) minimum score of 550 (with Test of Written English (TWE) score of 5); OR, a TOEFL (Internet-based) minimum score of 79, with no individual band below 18. Refer to the English Language Requirements website for further information.