Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology

R/481/6/0228 (08/17)

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.

Eligible students are able to complement their professional major with other studies in big data, mobile computing, multimedia design production, marketing, international business, organization management, human resources, science and robotics/electronics.


  • January
  • February
  • September


3 years


  • Malaysian students: RM22,448 annual
  • International students: RM29,216 annual

The indicative course fees shown here applies to students studying on-campus in Malaysia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student’s study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Course details

– Course objectives, course outcomes, course structure, units of study, career opportunities and professional recognition.

Course objectives

The main aim of the course is to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be an ICT professional with particular skills in a chosen area. Graduates will be prepared for immediate professional employment, or further studies at honours or postgraduate level.

Students completing the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology will possess:

  • The skills necessary for working in a development team on a small scale project.
  • An understanding of the process of software or systems development.
  • Skills in requirements analysis, systems analysis and design.
  • Skills in developing software in Java, C or VB.NET.
  • The communication and management skills required to manage projects successfully.
  • An understanding of the social, legal and ethical issues confronting the information and communication technology professional.
  • Knowledge of and experience in database, data communications, web development and information systems.

Course structure

For the successful completion of the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology, students are required to complete a total of 24 units (300 credit points) consisting of:

  • 8 units in core studies (100 credit points)
  • 8 units in major study (100 credit points)
  • 8 units in other studies (100 credit points)
  • 1 compulsory, not-for-credit unit, EDU10015 Careers in the Curriculum.

Units of study

Software Technology major

Network Technology major

Co-major/minor in Social Media

Gain a comprehensive understanding of social media platforms within social, cultural and industry contexts. Learn how to analyse new and emerging media technologies and drive their use and innovation across industry.

* Prerequisite subject

Career opportunities

There is a large number of job roles available for those with software development qualifications and experience including enterprise systems application developer, quality assurance analyst, project manager, multimedia developer, systems architect, business requirements analyst, technical writer, application integration specialist, user interface analyst, contract manager, data warehouse architect, data mining specialist and help desk manager.

Work integrated learning

Swinburne’s Work Integrated Learning program provides opportunities to gain invaluable skills and confidence in knowing that you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation. You can also earn credit towards your degree. Choose from six- or 12-month professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements.

Professional recognition

This program is accredited at the professional level with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at Professional Level.  The program has been externally vetted by ACS, ensuring it meets the highest standard of the profession and the industry.

How to enter this course

– Entry requirements and English language requirements.

Entry requirements

Assess your eligibility for entry to Swinburne Sarawak.

English language requirements

Find out more about English language requirements.



At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.

How to apply

Apply for this course by following the step-by-step process from the links below.