What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology provides students with the knowledge and skills to be an information and communication technology professional, with particular skills in a chosen area. The course focuses on computer and network configurations, web and application programming, and database design and maintenance. Students also have the opportunity to specialise in a particular aspect of ICT-related work. This course is ideal for students who are seeking an ICT course with flexible outcomes.

Build up your CV with real industry experience while you study through our Work Integrated Learning programs, which are a guaranteed part of all our bachelor degrees and can include placements, internships or industry-linked projects. In this degree, in the unit Information Technology Project (ICT30001), you’ll team up with other students to work on a real project briefed to you by an industry partner.

The Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology is a flexible course which provides students with the opportunity to study a range of majors including software technology, network technology, systems management, systems analysis and business systems. The course’s emphasis is on knowledge and skills needed for a wide variety of employment positions in ICT. Many of the core units are common across the majors allowing students some options to change majors during their first year with minimal additional units. Each of the majors provides students with an opportunity to study a range of co-majors, minors and ICT electives to complement or extend their major studies. The choice of co-majors and minors include options from all disciplines across Swinburne. The acquired skills and knowledge are consolidated both in a project subject in the final semester of the program and an optional industry based learning year.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (BICT) will be exposed to curriculum and learning activities that will develop these attributes, interpreted within an ICT context, as well as those generic attributes that form a requirement of the Australian Computer Society.

Systems Management

Gain the skills to provide for the infrastructure and technology needs of a small organisation; learn how to lead teams that look after the IT needs in a larger organisation and assist management in technology-related decision making.

Course learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

1) Identify the need for ICT solutions, elicit information from the relevant stakeholders about the requirements for the solution and research and plan solutions according to the requirements identified.

2) Assess and analyse the appropriateness of methodologies and technologies for the design and implementation of ICT solutions.

3) Research, evaluate and discuss the suitability and procurement options of alternatives for a given purpose.

4) Identify and analyse situations that require investigations about methodologies, practices, technologies, ethical and legal issues and source the generic and specialised software tools used by IT professionals.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology



Study options

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,600.00 (16,91,649) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

14 March 2022, 11 July 2022

Online/Distance with attendance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,600.00 (16,91,649) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 1 August 2022


Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn Campus,

John Street,



3122, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian year 12. International Baccalaureate IB Diploma: 24. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic Module) - Overall 6.0 No individual band below 6.0; TOEFL iBT - 75 (Reading no less than 18, Writing no less than 20); PTE Academic - 50 (no communicative skill less than 50).

For international students

If you’re currently in Year 12 or have completed Year 12 in the last seven years, you’ll be considered for admission to undergraduate courses primarily based on whether you have successfully completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), or an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 65%, all skills 65%
  • minimum IELTS overall band of 6.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 75 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 50 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) - 64 (no less than 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking, 21 in writing)
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 50 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • C1 Advanced: 169, no band less than 169
  • any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

Swinburne University of Technology offers below pathways course for this subject

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is one of the world’s top young universities, offering industry-aligned courses taught by teachers who are experts in their field.

  • 45th in the Top 50 Under 50 universities in the world
  • Ranked 81st in the world by THE Young University Rankings
  • Rated 82.2% for overall teaching quality
  • 5-stars for teacher- student ratio & overall experience