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Key details

Duration

2 year/s full-time
4 year/s part-time
2 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2
On campus - Semester 1, Semester 2
Online - No

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus

Credit points required

160

Course code

XICT01
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

The Associate Degree of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) will prepare you to be part of a rapidly evolving field and continually develop new applications to enhance the world we live in.

You will develop your knowledge of the principles and applications in the ICT field and strengthen your personal skills in areas such as problem-solving, decision making, effective communication and teamwork.

This course was developed in consultation with and is supported by ICT industry leaders and directly aligns with industry requirements.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education

Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

Further information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $29,616.00. This equates to $3,702.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

CDU International Student in the library

Why study IT and network engineering at CDU?

From dealing with technology-related crimes to software engineering and data collection, an IT degree at CDU is tailored to industry demand. You'll graduate with the technical and analytical skills to future-proof your career across multiple sectors.

  • #4 Australian university for undergraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Use state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies
Female CDU IT student working on a switchboard

Why study IT and Network Engineering at CDU?

From dealing with technology-related crimes to software engineering and data collection, an IT degree at CDU is tailored to industry demand. You'll graduate equipped with the technical and analytical skills to future-proof your career across multiple sectors.

  • #4 Australian university for undergraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Use state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies

What will I study?

The fundamentals of this course prepares you with the necessary IT skills and knowledge in Information and Communication Technology so you are job-ready in your choosen field upon graduation. The program stresses both the importance of theory and the application of theory into practice through projects and practical exercises.

Course structure



A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)

20cp

Common units totalling 20 credit point as detailed below.

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability (compulsory)
Plus either:
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology OR
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.
 

Core Units
(11 units)

110cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 110 credit points as detailed below.

HIT137 Software Now
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications
HIT274 Network Engineering Applications (replaces HIT174 from 2020)
HIT234 Database Concepts (replaces BIS234 from 2019)
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures
HIT237 Building Interactive Software
HIT238 The Mobile Paradigm
HIT372 Organisation Network Infrastructure (replaces HIT272 from 2019)
HIT333 Cyber Security (replaces BIS243 from 2019)
PMO201 Project Management

Electives
(3 units)

30cp

Select units totalling 30 credit points may be selected from undergraduate units offered by the University.
 

160

Total Credit Points

Students who commence in or after 2013
No more than 10 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in an Associate Degree or Advanced Diploma AQF Level 6 course award.

Of the total 160 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 200 level units

Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Course Changes from 2022

CUC100 added as an alternative to CUC106.

Course Changes from 2020

HIT274 Network Engineering Applications replaces HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts as a core unit from 2020. Students who have already completed HIT174 will not be required to complete HIT274.

Study plan


Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

Legend:CU = Common UnitCO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology OR CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring SustainabilityCUCUC107 Cultural Intelligence and CapabilityCU
HIT164 Computing FundamentalsCOHIT137 Software NowCO
HIT172 Operating Systems and ApplicationsCOPMO201 Project ManagementCO
ElectiveEElectiveE
Year 2
HIT234 Database Concepts (replaces BIS234 from 2019)COHIT274 Network Engineering Applications (replaces HIT174 from 2020)CO
HIT226 Mobile Web StructuresCOHIT238 The Mobile ParadigmCO
HIT237 Building Interactive SoftwareCOHIT333 Cyber Security (replaces BIS243 from 2019)CO
ElectiveEHIT372 Organisation Network Infrastructure (replaces HIT272 from 2019)CO

 

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

Legend:CU = Common UnitCO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and CapabilityCU
  HIT137 Software NowCO
  PMO201 Project ManagementCO
  ElectiveE
Year 2
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology OR CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring SustainabilityCUHIT274 Network Engineering Applications (replaces HIT174 from 2020)CO
HIT164 Computing FundamentalsCOHIT238 The Mobile ParadigmCO
HIT172 Operating Systems and ApplicationsCOHIT372 Organisation Network Infrastructure (replaces HIT272 from 2019)CO
HIT226 Mobile Web StructuresCOHIT333 Cyber Security (replaces BIS243 from 2019)CO
Year 3
HIT234 Database Concepts (replaces BIS234 from 2019)CO  
HIT237 Building Interactive SoftwareCO  
ElectiveE  
ElectiveE  

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 140.
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.
  • Defence members with service of 1 year or more at the following ranks (or higher) meet the academic entry requirement for this course:
    ~Air Force: Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Corporal, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman
    ~Army: Corporal, Lance Corporal, Private
    ~Navy: Able Seaman, Leading Seaman, Seaman

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 169, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of B2.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

ATAR profile

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CDU is a growing university and encourages people to grow as well. There are a lot of options and flexibility when it comes to study and the staff have always been helpful and supportive in making my dreams come true.

Sami

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I have decided to stay in Darwin because I found an amazing job here. I wouldn’t be exposed to this variety of roles and experience anywhere else in Australia.

Srijana

CDU student

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Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course. Students must read and understand the requirements for this course.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 6.

Student profile

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Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Associate Degree of Information and Communication Technology
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
IT and Network Engineering

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:student.central@cdu.edu.auPhone:(08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC or UAC.

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
115111
592030
Online (CSP)
115111
592030
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
089400D

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