Overview

Study network configurations, web and app programming, database design and more, and even specialise in an area of your choosing through an impressive selection of majors. Hone your knowledge in industry-class labs boasting 17 network racks and 700 Cisco devices at your disposal. Bolster your CV with full-time real industry experience, including a 12-month, paid work placement.

Your major

With a Swinburne Software Technology major you’ll learn software, how to enhance it, and what to use when, as you program yourself for a well-paid career. Discover how to enhance and maintain existing applications, as well as assist in make appropriate software choices for any organisation’s needs. You’ll also see how it works out in the real world with our Work Integrated Learning program.  

Your industry experience

Build up your CV with real industry experience as you study with Work Integrated Learning, guaranteed for all our bachelor degrees. This Professional Degree includes a 12-month paid work placement and six industry-linked projects. Benefit from Swinburne’s industry partnerships, gain invaluable work experience and earn credit towards your degree.

Skills you’ll learn

  • Identifying knowledge gaps and upskilling
  • Working to client requirements
  • Conducting risk assessments
  • Stakeholder solutions communication
  • Programming multi-platform applications

Your career opportunities

  • Software designer
  • Web developer
  • Systems analyst or designer
  • Mobile application developer
  • Solutions architect
  • Full stack software developer

Key codes

CRICOS
095881J
International student visa

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Professional accreditations

Why Swinburne?

Ranked Top 100 in Computer Science and Engineering

ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022

5 stars for overall experience

85.1% of students found employment within 4 months of graduating

#1 in Melbourne for graduate salary 5 years out - $86.1K (national average $74.8K)

Qualifications

One of the following:

  • successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification
  • completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including certificates IV (completed), diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees).

You’ll be guaranteed a place in this course if you meet or exceed the ATAR Guaranteed Entry Score, provided you meet the course prerequisites.

If your ATAR is below the guaranteed entry score, you can still be offered a place as your ATAR may be adjusted based on subject bonuses, equity schemes or other factors. Use the above ATAR as a guide on your eligibility, and see the course handbook page for more information on entry requirements. 

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or equivalent overseas qualification.

International students must achieve an ATAR equivalent of at least 80.

Course prerequisites

  • 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
Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Credit transfer

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Apply for a pathway course

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides credit (advanced standing) to the second.

How credit points work

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (Professional) requires students to complete units of study to the value of 375 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

8
Core units
+
8
Major units
+
6
Elective units
+
4
Placement units
=
4-year bachelor degree

What your course could look like

Units are listed in a proposed sequence. However this can be amended depending on unit availability, prerequisite requirements and the semester in which you commenced your course.

Units of study Unit code
Semester 1
Web Development
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
COS10005
ICT Inquiry Project
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT10022
Network Administration
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
TNE10005
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Semester 2
Introduction to Programming
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
COS10009
Technology in an Indigenous Context Project
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
COS10025
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Want to see the full range of electives?

Learn about all the electives you can take in the course handbook.

Units of study Unit code
Semester 1
ICT Project A
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT30017
ICT Design Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT20025
Object Oriented Programming
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS20007
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Semester 2
Cloud Computing Architecture
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS20019
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Units of study Unit code
Professional placement - 12 months
Integrated Professional Placement A - Information and Communication Technology
Academic unit, 25.0 credit points
ICT20013
Work Experience In Industry A
Practical unit, 25.0 credit points
WEI20001
Integrated Professional Placement B - Information and Communication Technology
Academic unit, 25.0 credit points
ICT20014
Work Experience in Industry B
Practical unit, 25.0 credit points
WEI20002
Units of study Unit code
Semester 1
ICT Project B
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT30018
Data Visualisation
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS30045
Interface Design and Development
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS30043
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Semester 2
Technology in an Indigenous Context Project
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
COS10025
Advanced Web Development
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS30020
Software Development for Mobile Devices
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS30017
ICT Innovation Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT30016

2023 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$36,900

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

How do I pay my fees?

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Scholarships

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 30 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Apply through an agent

Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

Representatives and agents
BA-ICTPROF
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Apply directly

Ready to take on a new challenge and reach your academic goals? If you already know which course you want to study and understand the entry requirements, what are you waiting for? Apply online! Remember, you cannot apply direct if you have an active VTAC application.

Course code
BA-ICTPROF
CRICOS code
095881J
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