Successful completion of the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology requires students to complete units of study to the value of 300 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.
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An honours program at Swinburne provides students who have a demonstrated academic ability with an opportunity to pursue their undergraduate studies to an advanced level: to deepen their intellectual understanding in their major area of study; and to develop their research skills.
The Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology is a flexible course which provides students with the opportunity to study a range of majors including software technology, network technology, systems management, systems analysis and business systems. The course’s emphasis is on knowledge and skills needed for a wide variety of employment positions in ICT. Many of the core units are common across the majors allowing students some options to change majors during their first year with minimal additional units. Each of the majors provides students with an opportunity to study a range of co-majors, minors and ICT electives to complement or extend their major studies. The choice of co-majors and minors include options from all disciplines across Swinburne. The acquired skills and knowledge are consolidated both in a project subject in the final semester of the program and an optional industry based learning year.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (BICT) will be exposed to curriculum and learning activities that will develop these attributes, interpreted within an ICT context, as well as those generic attributes that form a requirement of the Australian Computer Society.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of this Course students will be able to :
CLO1Identify 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
CLO2Assess and analyse the appropriateness of methodologies and technologies for the design and implementation of ICT solutions
CLO3Research, evaluate and discuss the suitability and procurement options of alternatives for a given purpose
CLO4Identify 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
CLO5Communicate 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
CLO6Demonstrate problem-solving skills to apply technologies to new situations when implementing, maintaining, documenting and troubleshooting small-scale systems
CLO7Demonstrate an appropriate knowledge of the technologies that make up ICT infrastructure and articulate the relationships and interdependencies between technologies
CLO8Software Technology major only 8) Participate in a software development project, design and implement object-oriented software, including software for mobile applications and consider relevant security and usability aspects*** Network Technology major only 8) Plan and deploy secure network systems utilising current practices in IP technologies, network security, and scalable server deployment*** Information Technology major only 8) Plan and implement an information system considering requirements of business and management, and 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***
The course emphasis is on knowledge and skills needed for a wide variety of employment positions in ICT.