Master of Information and Communications Technology (By Research)

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

The Master of Information and Communications Technology (Research) exposes students to advanced topics and research in the field of Information and Communications Technology. This degree is comprised of a coursework component that is followed by a full-time-equivalent year of supervised research training. The main goal of the degree is to provide students with an opportunity to develop research skills appropriate to the ICT discipline. This degree provides a pathway to Higher Degree Research studies by engaging students in research projects within the University or in collaboration with an external organisation.


The course length and structure varies based on the student's previous study background and level, and work experience. Students are categorised into three Pathways based on their previous study background and work experience and course structure and length is set accordingly.


  • Advanced topics in Information and communications technology
  • advanced topics in User System Interaction
  • Big Data

Standard entry requirements

  • A Bachelor degree, Bachelor Honours degree or a Masters degree in any discipline. To be eligible for up to 40 credit points of advanced standing, you must have successfully completed: an undergraduate degree in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Computing or Information Systems
  • Or an undergraduate degree in any discipline and a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).


Australian Computer Society

Study pathways

Advanced standing from foundation units are subject to approval by the relevant Director of Academic Programs (DAP).

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Parramatta Domestic: $65,900
International: $79,200
No information available Yes
  • Full-time : 2.5 years

Further information

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

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