Information and Communications Technology

Available Diplomas

Fast Track Program (two terms)

UWS Course Code: 7004
CRICOS Code: 063563K

Standard Program (three terms)

UWS Course Code: 7005
CRICOS Code: 063564J

Note: Both options may not be available for all intakes. For more information, visit the Academic Intake Dates page.

About

The UWSCollege Diploma in Information and Communications Technology aims to produce students who are fully prepared for study in both the UWS Bachelor of Information Systems and Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology.

The Diploma provides students with a skills and knowledge base in networking and IT applications areas of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and the ability to apply practical solutions across ICT. It allows students to develop skills in application development, program design, systems analysis and design, networks, web-design and the implementation of technology.

You will study the following units in your Fast Track Program:
  • Computer Networking
  • Database Design and Development
  • Information Systems in Context
  • Object Oriented Analysis
  • Principles of Professional Communication 1
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Tertiary Study Skills*

and one of:

  • Statistical Decision Making or
  • Statistics for Business.

*No advanced standing at university will be granted for this unit.

For more information regarding unit and course descriptions, refer to the UWS Handbook.

You will study the following units in your Standard Program:
  • Computer Networking
  • Database Design and Development
  • Information Systems in Context
  • Object Oriented Analysis
  • Principles of Professional Communication 1
  • Programming Design*
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Statistics for Academic Purposes*
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Tertiary Study Skills*.

If you wish to enter the Bachelor of Information Systems:

  • Statistics for Business.

If you wish to enter the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology:

  • Statistical Decision Making.

*No advanced standing at university will be granted for these units.

For more information regarding unit and course descriptions, refer to the UWS Handbook.

For information on intake dates for this course, refer to the Academic Intake Dates section of the website.

You will need to satisfy the requirements below to be eligible for entry.

  1. Academic entry requirements

    Minimum entry requirements are successful* completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent or UWSCollege University Foundation Studies or equivalent.

    Students are also assumed to have completed study in Mathematics at senior high school level.

    For students who have completed UWSCollege University Foundations Studies, the entry requirements are:
    • Standard (three terms) — a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher
    • Fast Track (two terms) — a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or higher and a "C" result in University Foundation Studies Commercial Mathematics or Mathematics B
    For information on country-specific entry requirements, see UWS International **Academic Requirements (PDF, 226Kb).

  2. English entry requirements

    International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements:
    • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-band
    • completion of UWSCollege EAP 4 course with a 50% pass in all assessments
    • completion of UWSCollege EAP 5 course with a 50% pass in all assessments
    • a "C" result in the University Foundation Studies English unit
    • a result in the UWSCollege entrance test of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

* Successful completion means gaining a 50% pass in all required units.

** The information in the publication is correct as at 18 October 2012. The University of Western Sydney reserves the right at all times to vary information within this publication.

You can complete the equivalent of one year of full-time study over 12 months (three terms) or eight months (two terms) of full-time study.

Each unit is assessed through a combination of continual assessment and mid-term and final examinations.

Details for each unit are contained in the individual Unit Outlines.

Successful completion of the Diploma in Information and Communications Technology results in advanced standing of 80 credit points (equivalent to a year of study) in the Bachelor of Information Systems or Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology at UWS.

To successfully complete your diploma, you will need at least a 50% pass in all required units.


For further information, please see:

The University of Western Sydney is a registered provider under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Provider Number 00917K. UWSCollege (CRICOS Code 02851G) is a wholly-owned entity of the University of Western Sydney (CRICOS Code 00917K). UWSCollege Academic Pathway programs are delivered by UWSCollege under arrangement with the University of Western Sydney.