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Information and Communication Technologies

Dynamic and constantly evolving, the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) provides exciting and challenging career opportunities. ICT is the backbone of many industries – health, transport, finance, media, manufacturing and automotive – so the skills you’ll learn will be highly valued by many employers.

Make connections with industry

Swinburne’s Industry-Based Learning (IBL) program gives you an opportunity to gain practical experience during a six- or 12-month paid work placement. Your degree in ICT could lead to an IBL placement at Mercedes Benz as a website assistant or with ANZ providing IT business solutions across international departments.


 Career outcomes

  • app developer
  • business analyst
  • game designer/developer
  • network security analyst
  • telecommunication network engineer
  • web developer

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» Find out more career outcomes in the course guide 


Student work

Showcase your cyber-security skills

Each year Swinburne ICT students compete in Cyber Security Challenge Australia (CySCA), a government-sponsored cyber-hacking competition. In 2013 three teams of Swinburne students competed at CySCA, which tests skills in preventing and detecting cyber attacks.

One of the Swinburne teams was the best-performing Victorian team, and Swinburne was one of only four universities to be awarded multiple medals for finishing tasks before anyone else.

The competitors had to identify vulnerabilities in the network of a fictitious Australian business and recommend actions to enhance its network security. The teams were assessed by federal government and Telstra cyber-security experts.

Student experience - Sarah

Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunication and Network Engineering)(Honours)

"Swinburne was the only university that offered the course I wanted. The final-year project allowed me to learn a lot more about network programming and to increase my scripting skills. Through the contacts I had made during my Industry-Based Learning placement at Cisco Systems I was able to interview experienced people in industry, which meant I could add an extra dimension to the project."

 

Courses in information and communication technologies

Undergraduate

Associate Degree of Applied Information and Communication Technology - Hawthorn
Bachelor of Applied Information and Communication Technology - Hawthorn
Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Hawthorn
Bachelor of Computer Science - Hawthorn
Bachelor of Computer Science (Games Development) - Hawthorn
Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) (Honours) - Hawthorn
Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunication and Network Engineering) (Honours) - Hawthorn
Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology - Hawthorn
Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (Network Design and Security) - Hawthorn
Bachelor of Information Technology - Hawthorn
Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics) - Hawthorn
Bachelor of Science (Physics) - Hawthorn
Bachelor of Technology (Information Systems) -
Bachelor of Arts (Games and Interactivity)/ Bachelor of Computer Science - Hawthorn
Bachelor of Business Information Systems/ Bachelor of Business - Hawthorn
Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Computer Systems) (Honours)/ Bachelor of Computer Science - Hawthorn
Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics) (Honours)/ Bachelor of Computer Science - Hawthorn
Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunication and Network Engineering) (Honours)/ Bachelor of Business - Hawthorn
Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunication and Network Engineering) (Honours)/ Bachelor of Computer Science - Hawthorn
Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Honours) - Hawthorn
Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) - Hawthorn

Unilink and Degree Transfer programs

Postgraduate

Vocational education (TAFE)

Unilink and Degree Transfer programs