Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

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Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology


Program summary

Drive business innovation.

We live in an ICT age: computers, smartphones and networks are used by everyone, everywhere, to enable and drive innovation. If you enjoy problem solving, designing artificial worlds, or making ideas come to life, this program develops the skills you need to work on the cutting-edge of technology.

  • Understand computing technology, and use it to create innovative solutions for people and organisations
  • Specialise in your choice of three fields, including data storage, software development, information systems, telecommunications and networks and serious games development
  • Gain hands-on experience through a professional ICT internship
  • Build skills that translate across national or industry borders
Career opportunities

Business analyst, Systems analyst, information and communication technology specialist, systems architecture/integration, database programming, Web programming.


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This program has conditional accreditation (Professional) with the Australian Computer Society.

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What will I study

Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and a recommended study sequence.

Program structure

Introductory courses (8)

BUS101 Business Analytics
BUS104 Introduction to Management
BUS106 Accounting for Business
COR109 Communication and Thought
ICT110 Introduction to Data Science
ICT112 Creative Problem Solving with Programming
ICT115 Introduction to Systems Design
ICT120 Introduction to Computer Networks

Advanced courses (3)

ICT351 ICT Professional Practice
ICT352 ICT Project Management

PLUS select 1 course from:

ICT341 ICT Internship
ICT342 ICT Industry Project

Minor and Elective courses (13)

Select 3 minors from:

The remaining elective* courses may be chosen from either (Arts, Business and Law or Science, Health, Education and Engineering).

*The number of elective courses may vary depending on the minor combinations chosen.

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 288

Recommended study sequence

This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 288 units as outlined in the Program Structure
  • Complete no more than 10 introductory level (100 coded) courses, including core courses
  • Complete 8 required introductory level (100 coded) courses
  • Complete 3 required advanced level (200/300 coded) courses
  • Complete 3 minors from those listed below
  • The remaining elective courses may be from either Faculty (Arts, Business and Law or Science, Health, Education and Engineering)
  • The number of elective courses may vary depending on the minor combinations chosen
  • Complete no more than 6 courses from the School of Communication, School of Social Sciences or Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering
  • Apply for your selected major and/or minor
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses)
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods including essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations. Not all courses will necessarily include all methods
  • As part of your USC program, you may apply to Study Overseas to undertake courses with an overseas higher education provider
  • Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa
  • Refer to the Planning your study page to manage your progression

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?


The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • USC Tertiary Preparation Pathways (TPP) students who are currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years; or
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students; or
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement;
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in your courses.

Continuing students

Before you enrol, visit Planning your study to plan your study to make sure you study the right courses at the right time so you can finish your degree when you plan to.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

More information

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester, session and/or trimester dates.

Search for answers and ask questions via askUSC, or contact Student Central.

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