Master of Information and Communications Technology - Advanced (MICT-Adv) course is for students seeking to progress their knowledge in ICT discipline. This course is designed to provide in-depth knowledge in a range of theories and state-of-the-art developments in ICT. Students will be required to complete a work experience component and a specialisation, in addition to a number of core and elective units. The course aims to develop students with knowledge and skills required in problem-solving and research practice and provide opportunities to apply those skills and knowledge in a professional and ethical framework to develop themselves as lifelong learners.
The speed of change in Information and Communications Technology requires everyone to update their knowledge every few years. Western Sydney University courses recognise this. In addition, we concentrate on the vital role that computer networks, including internet and web technologies, are playing in all areas of life. This is reflected in our research strengths in networking and web engineering.
The Master of Information and Communications Technology (Advanced) prepares computing professionals and recent graduates for work in the information and communications technologies sector at the top of today's thoroughly globalised and networked environment. The course combines both Web Engineering and Networking specialisations, giving a strong foundation for your professional life in computing.
You will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills to deal effectively with advanced issues in information and communications technologies.
With a Master of Information and Communications Technology (Advanced) you are equipped for different streams within the growing Information and Communications Technology industry:
- Web Engineering stream roles include web engineer, developer, project leader, manager, e-business specialist or developer, enterprise application developer or project leader, workflow specialist or project leader.
- Networking stream roles include network specialist, project leader, manager, engineer, administrator, security officer/specialist, multimedia engineer/specialist or mobile system developer/specialist.
- Generic stream roles include IT specialist, project manager, team leader, systems manager, developer, IT consultant, software developer or solutions architect.
Minimum admission requirements for this course are
- A Bachelor qualification in any discipline
- Diploma in ICT/Computing/IS fields and five years full-time equivalent work experience in Information and Communications Technologies which includes experience in applying skills in programming, networking; database design and development, systems analysis and design, and project management.