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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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
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1) 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.
2) Assess and analyse the appropriateness of methodologies and technologies for the design and implementation of ICT solutions.
3) Research, evaluate and discuss the suitability and procurement options of alternatives for a given purpose.
4) 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.
5) 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.
6) Apply technologies to new situations when implementing, maintaining, documenting and troubleshooting small-scale systems.
7) Articulate the relationships and interdependencies between technologies that make up ICT infrastructure.
Software 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.
Systems Management major only
8) Design, maintain and manage ICT infrastructure and services
Network Technology major only
8) Plan and deploy secure network systems utilising current practices in IP technologies, network security, and scalable server deployment
Systems Analysis major only
8) 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.
Business Systems major only
8) Plan and implement an information system considering requirements of business and management, aspects of systems acquisition, technology options and organisational context.
There is a large number of job roles available for those with software development qualifications and experience including enterprise systems application developer, quality assurance analyst, project manager, multimedia developer, systems architect, business requirements analyst, technical writer, application integration specialist, user interface analyst, contract manager, data warehouse architect, data mining specialist and help desk manager.