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Master of Information and Communications Technology

Supercharge your career prospects by becoming equipped with high-level professional skills. The Master of Information and Communications Technology will develop your understanding in data analytics, data science engineering, data and process management, domain knowledge and research methods.

In this program you will:

  • Understand the ethical implications with respect to privacy and security in the analysis and use of data
  • Understand how the effective management and use of data has, and will continue, to transform organisations through digital innovation
  • Apply research methods and skills to develop innovative solutions to business problems

Location

CRICOS code

092873M

Duration

2 years 2 years Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.

Indicative fees

Indicative 2022 fees ($AUD)

A$21,474 Fee-paying
Fee-paying

Start

  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 3
  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2

Offshore International students not on a student visa can study this program fully online.

Start
  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 3
  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
Delivery mode
  • Online
  • Blended Learning
Total courses
14
Total units
192
Duration
2 years 2 years
CRICOS code
092873M
UniSC program code
BU708
Program structure
Required courses (14) 192 units

SEC601 Introduction to Cybersecurity
SEC602 Ethics in Digital Investigation and Cyber Security
SEC603 Introduction to Device & Network Security
SEC604 Cryptography, Blockchain and Security
BUS703 Evidenced Based Decision Making
ICT701 Managing Data
ICT702 Data Visualisation
ICT703 Programming
ICT704 Databases
ICT706 Machine Learning
INF701 Management Informatics
PRM701 Project Management Principles
SCI700 Research/Industry Dissertation 1
SCI701 Research/Industry Dissertation 2

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

Study sequences

This study sequence reflects the current program structure. Continuing students must follow their commencing structure, which can be found in the previous student handbooks.

To be considered for admission candidates require completion of a recognised Bachelor degree from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent or successful completion of Graduate Certificate in ICT or Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security.

Students who have completed a Bachelor Degree in Information and Communication Technology may be eligible to apply for 48 units of block credit. The 48 units (four courses) credited will be determined by the courses students have completed and will be assessed on a case by case basis.

 

 

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you also need to meet the minimum English language requirements for your chosen program. If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you may like to enrol in one of our English Language Programs.

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 192 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 units per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence

  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.
Inherent academic requirements

Prospective students must consider the Inherent Academic Requirements before applying to study this program.

Refer to Information and Communication Technology - Inherent Academic Requirements

USC strongly supports the rights of all people to pursue studies. The University embraces diversity and endeavours to accommodate all students.

What are Inherent Academic Requirements (IARs)?

The IARs of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program.

Students with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.

USC is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, placement and other activities to enable students to participate in their program.

Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the IAR.

Consideration is given to a student's cultural and religious background/beliefs, which may impact on participation in their program or course. For further information contact Student Support.

Why are Inherent Academic Requirements (IARs) important?

IARs ensure the academic integrity of a program is maintained and preserves the University's learning, assessment and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.

How does this affect you?

To successfully complete a program at USC, you need to be able to meet all the Inherent Academic Requirements.

If you are applying for a program, you should read the IAR statement carefully to ensure you are able to meet them.

If you have a disability or chronic health condition, contact a USC Disability Advisor to talk about the adjustments that may be put in place so you can meet the requirements.

Career opportunities

  • Business analyst
  • Cyber security specialist
  • Data analyst

Fee-paying estimate
A$21,474

Fee-paying places

A fee-paying place is not covered by any government subsidy, and you are required to pay the full cost of the courses you are studying.

If you accept a fee-paying place, you can defer the cost of your studies via a FEE-HELP loan. Eligibility for a FEE-HELP loan is the same as for a Commonwealth-supported place. You must:

  • meet the citizenship and residency requirements
  • complete an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF)
  • meet the University's entry requirements for your chosen program.

International fee-paying places

Estimated total tuition fees are based on 2022 rates and the minimum number of courses required within the programs standard duration.

Annual tuition fees are based on 2022 rates and the equivalent full-time student load as per the recommended study sequence in the relevant program.

Actual fees payable are based on the actual enrolment load in a teaching period (excluding Study Abroad and Postgraduate Qualifying Pathway).

All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (A$).

Postgraduate coursework places

All postgraduate coursework programs are subject to tuition fees unless the postgraduate program is offered under Commonwealth support arrangements.

Eligible students (Australian citizens, permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand Citizens who hold a Special Category Visa and meet the eligibility requirements) may seek assistance to defer payment via a FEE-HELP loan.

Domestic applicants apply for admission direct to USC.

Find out about how to apply and key application closing dates.