Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology

R2/481/6/0228 (08/22) – MQA/SWA0076

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.


  • March
  • September


3 years


  • Malaysian students: RM24,000 annual
  • International students: RM30,680 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 learning outcomes, course structure, units of study, career opportunities and professional recognition.

Course learning outcome

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 who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • 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
  • assess and analyse the appropriateness of methodologies and technologies for the design and implementation of ICT solutions
  • research, evaluate and discuss the suitability and procurement options of alternatives for a given purpose
  • 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
  • communicate effectively using written and spoken English in a professional context, adapt personal interaction style to a given audience, work efficiently in a team, guide and direct other team members, identify the pertinent legal and ethical issues and be familiar with the generic and specialised software tools used by IT professionals
  • demonstrate problem-solving skills to apply technologies to new situations when implementing, maintaining, documenting and troubleshooting small-scale systems demonstrate an appropriate knowledge of the technologies that make up ICT infrastructure and articulate the relationships and interdependencies between technologies

In addition,

Software Technology major only: 

  • participate in a software development project, design and implement object-oriented software, including software for mobile applications and consider relevant security and usability aspects

Network Technology major only:

  • plan and deploy secure network systems utilising current practices in IP technologies, network security, and scalable server deployment

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

Core Units

8 units (100 credit points)

UnitsUnit codesCredit points
Introduction to ProgrammingCOS1000912.5
Introduction to Business Information SystemsINF1000312.5
Creating Web ApplicationsCOS1001112.5
Database Analysis and DesignINF1000212.5
Problem Solving with ICTICT1000112.5
Information Technology Project ManagementINF3002912.5
Professional Issues in ITICT3000512.5
Information Technology ProjectICT3000112.5
Major: Software Technology

8 units (100 credit points)

UnitsUnit codesCredit points
Network AdministrationTNE1000512.5
Object-oriented ProgrammingCOS2000712.5
User Centred DesignCOS2000112.5
Development Project 1 – Tools and PracticesSWE2000112.5
Interface Design and DevelopmentCOS3004312.5
Software Development for Mobile DevicesCOS3001712.5
Operating System ConfigurationCOS2001612.5
IT SecurityCOS3001512.5
Major: Network Technology

8 units (100 credit points)

UnitsUnit codesCredit points
Network AdministrationTNE1000512.5
Networks and SwitchingTNE1000612.5
User Centred DesignCOS2000112.5
Network Routing PrinciplesTNE2000212.5
Web Application DevelopmentCOS3002012.5
IT SecurityCOS3001512.5
Operating System ConfigurationCOS2001612.5
Enterprise Network Server AdministrationTNE3001812.5


8 units (100 credit points)

Choose from a list of approved units to complete 100 credit points/

Minor: Big Data Analytics

4 units (50 credit points)

UnitsUnit codesCredit points
Introduction to Data ScienceCOS1008112.5
Applied Analytics in BusinessCOS1008212.5
Advanced Data AnalyticsCOS2008312.5
Big Data Architecture and ApplicationCOS2008512.5

Co-major/minor in Social Media

8 units (100 credit points)

UnitsUnit codesCredit points
Innovation CulturesMDA1000612.5
Professional Communication PracticeCOM1000712.5
Digital CommunitiesMDA2000912.5
Networked SelvesMDA2000312.5
Sports /Advertising / MediaMDA2001112.5
New Media & Everyday LifeMDA3001412.5
Media & Communications Project B*MDA3000712.5
Researching Social Media PublicsMDA3001212.5

* 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.



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How to apply

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