What will I learn?
Information and communications technology (ICT) has been driving profound methodological changes in science over the last few decades. A significant part of scientific enquiry now relies on computational approaches to complement theory and experiment. This combined degree merges the study of ICT with any of the emerging or traditional areas of science. The degree provides students with an opportunity to gain qualifications that will provide more breadth and offer wider opportunities for employment. The Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (BICT) aims to give students the opportunity to explore a broad range of aspects of ICT, and to graduate them with knowledge and skills in a variety of key areas of ICT for a lifelong career. The degree offers units across the complete spectrum of ICT, ranging from non-technical areas such as the nature of information and organisational needs for ICT, through the hardware, software, network and creative technologies which are used to satisfy these needs, to the communication, design, development and management skills needed to create, implement and integrate ICT components. The degree produces ICT professionals who are confident and articulate team players, and who are attuned to the needs, methods and attitudes of business and society. The BICT aims to provide ICT graduates with the skills and knowledge to take on appropriate professional positions in industry upon graduation and grow into leadership positions, achieve entrepreneurial ambition, or pursue research and graduate studies in ICT.
The Bachelor of Science (BSc) is a multi-disciplinary degree which offers both variety and flexibility in subject choice and specialisation. It provides an effective entry into employment as skills obtained by science graduates problem-solving, critical thinking, team work, specialised subject knowledge and understanding are highly sought after and valued by employers.
Graduates of the BICT-BSc should expect to have the same career outcomes as identified for the BSc and BICT. Graduates of the combined degree would be particularly valuable to large research organisations.
The BICT degree has been developed in consultation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS), full accreditation can only be received after there have been some graduates. Professional level accreditation of the course will be sought. It is anticipated that graduates of the BICT-BSc will be eligible for membership of the ACS. Graduates of the BSc are eligible for membership of a number of professional organisations.
Bachelor of Science majors are Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, General Mathematics, Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing, Aquatic Biology, Computer Science, Geology, Geography & Environmental Studies, Psychology, Microbiology, Plant Science, Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, Statistics and Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research.
Which department am I in? Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5); TOEFL (IBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19); PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42; UTAS Access-English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%); Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade; Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade; Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.
Qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12 level including mathematics and a computer science subject. Specific science subjects are required for some science majors.
English language requirements:
TOEFL (iBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19)
PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42;
UTAS Access - English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%);
Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade;
Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade;
Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne
A$30,500.00 (US$ 23,857) per year
26 February 2018, 16 July 2018
Launceston Campus Newnham Drive, Newnham, LAUNCESTON, Tasmania, 7250, LAUNCESTON, Australia