Note that up to and including our 2022 intakes, many Science courses offered a choice of streams, or discipline areas, to specialise in. From 2023, these streams will be replaced with a range of specialisations, which offers you even more flexibility. View the full list of specialisations here.
Professional staff with ICT skills that complement a particular career discipline are increasingly advantageous to many industry and government sectors.
In this course you will learn how modern computer systems connect, operate and are programmed. You’ll learn the setup and maintenance of wired and wireless networks, the configuration and hardening of networked computers, and general programming.
You’ll gain the expertise to improve the efficiency of computer networks and solve network issues, particularly those relevant to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and the automation and process control that underpin Internet of Things (IoT) innovations.
The skills you’ll gain are ideal for SMEs that require agile professional staff with discipline expertise and network support skills. When you combine Information and Communication Technology with a strong industry-related discipline, you’ll be equipped with the skills to customise networks and develop proprietary industry and organisational systems.
Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things are the specialisations that best complement this degree. For details on these specialisations, and to see our full list of specialisations, visit curtin.edu/sae-special.
What jobs can the Information and Communication Technology lead to?
- ICT specialist
- Computer programmer
- Computer education
- Database design
- IoT (internet of things) engineer
- IT language development
- Network technician
- Software engineer/developer.
- Applications and software development
- Business and finance
- Network engineering.
What you'll learn
- have demonstrated knowledge and understanding in the Information and Communication Technology that is typically at a level that, whilst supported by advanced textbooks, includes some aspects that will be informed by knowledge of the forefront of Information and Communication Technology, GC1
- can apply their knowledge and understanding in a manner that indicates a professional approach to Information and Communication Technology , and have competencies typically demonstrated through devising and sustaining arguments (to both specialist and non-specialist audiences) and solving problems within Information and Communication Technology, GC2
- understand the constructs of the scientific method and apply these principles in Information Communication Technology using digital technologies, GC3
- can gather and interpret relevant data within Information and Communication Technology to inform judgements that include reflection on relevant social, scientific, or ethical issues, including being aware of the diversity of international perspectives associated with Information and Communication Technology, and how these impact upon the practice of Information and Communication Technology, GC4
- understand and appreciate cultural diversity and how it impacts on the practice of Information and Communication Technology, GC5
- display a high standard of professional behaviour, including effective time management, both independently and as a team member, GC6