Master of Information and Communications Technology-Research

Western Sydney University

This research degree exposes students to advanced topics and research in ICT. This course is comprised of a coursework component that is followed by a full-time-equivalent year of supervised research training. The primary objective of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to develop research skills appropriate to the ICT discipline. This course provides a pathway to Higher Degree Research studies by engaging students in research projects within the university or in collaboration with an external organisation.

Course Fee:

Australian: $65,900
International: $75,400

Entry Requirements:

Undergraduate degree, Bachelor Honours or Masters qualification in any discipline or Diploma in ICT/Computing/Information Systems fields and 5yrs FTE work experience in ICT which includes experience in applying skills in: programming, networking; database design and development, systems analysis and design, and project management.


The course length and structure varies based on the student's previous study background and level, and work experience.

Subjects you can Study:

ICT research

Study Pathways:

On entry to the program students may be eligible for advanced standing depending on their previous studies and the minimum criteria required for each pathway. See website for more details.

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.


Australian Computer Society at professional level.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parramatta No info Yes Full time 2.5 years
Parramatta No info Yes Part time 5 years
Founded in 1989, Western Sydney University is ranked in the top 2 percent of universities in the world. Over 70 per cent of the University's assessed research has been ranked at world class or better. The University is home to several research institutes, including the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, the Institute for Culture and Society, the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture and the Translational Health Research Institute. Each institute enhances the University's research strengths and expertise in areas such as climate change, water conservation, smart engineering, the changing social landscape and human-machine communication. The University boasts unique campuses across Western Sydney including Bankstown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Liverpool City, Parramatta, Penrith and Sydney City. Western Sydney University, The College, owned by the University, offers university pathway courses and VET courses at Bankstown, Nirimba, and Sydney Olympic Park. With a student population of more than 44,000 and 3,500 staff, Western Sydney University has grown to be one of the largest universities in Australia. The University is closely linked to Western Sydney, one of the nation's economic powerhouses where ten per cent of all Australians live, and has a teaching and research structure designed to meet the challenges of today's economy. Western Sydney University offers students a wide range of traditional disciplines combined with the latest in innovative thinking. Courses are delivered through innovative, relevant, engaging and flexible study options.

Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

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