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MJRU-ICOMT

Information and Communication Technology

Undergraduate major

Gain the advanced knowledge and skills to problem-solve issues in computers and computer networks.

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  • Qualification
    Information and Communication Technology Major (BSc Science)
  • Credit
    200
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Why study Information and Communication Technology at Curtin?

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

Outline

Outline

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 Major (BSc Science) lead to?

Careers

  • ICT specialist
  • Computer programmer
  • Computer education
  • Database design
  • IoT (internet of things) engineer
  • IT language development
  • Network technician
  • Software engineer/developer.

Industries

  • Applications and software development
  • Business and finance
  • Cybersecurity
  • Education
  • 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

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Select an option that best suits you:

You’re considered a high school leaver if you:

  • Completed year 12 in Australia or overseas in the past two years, or
  • Completed TAFE or VET studies in the past two years.

ATAR pathway

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Mathematics Applications ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

StepUp Entry

Successful StepUp Entry and StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus) applicants will be eligible to be considered for admission into this course.

Alternative pathways

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

How others gained admission

View the ATAR breakdown to see the low, median and high ATAR scores of students who started studying this course recently.

To see the other pathways students have taken, see the pathway breakdown.

You’re considered someone with work and life experience if:

You have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

How we define ‘experience’
‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

ATAR pathway

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Mathematics Applications ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

You’re considered someone who studied at TAFE or have done an apprenticeship if:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

ATAR pathway

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Mathematics Applications ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

You’re considered someone who has recently left university if:

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

ATAR pathway

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Mathematics Applications ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

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Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

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Fees & charges

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