Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (P3T)

Overview  2021

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Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years


Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.


Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

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Minimum 3 Years
Entry requirements


Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2

"Technology no longer means solely being a coder or a programmer. You need to have both soft and hard skills to be successful in the industry and I think it's great to be able to show how that combination that skills can take you to many places."

Dr Erin Roehrer, Degree Coordinator
Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your studies online. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.
The Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology is a specialist degree covering Information Technology (IT), Computer Science (CS) and Information Systems (IS) with both a theoretical and practical focus. It develops technological understanding and skills that are in high demand world-wide, plus builds project management and other business soft-skills that make you an ICT professional.

You'll develop knowledge and capabilities in communication, design, development and management and learn what it takes to implement and integrate ICT within an organisation. You will also complete a hands-on project that gives you real-world experience and professional networking opportunities before you start your career.

You will graduate with the skills and knowledge to grow into leadership positions; the drive to act on entrepreneurial ambition; and the confidence to pursue research and graduate studies.

The BICT offers core knowledge and specialist units across the complete spectrum of computing and information technology. They range from non-technical areas such as the nature of information and the organisational need for ICT; to the hardware, software, network and creative technologies used to satisfy these needs; to the communication, design, development and management skills needed to create and implement ICT components.

In addition, you will be provided with the organisational skills needed to work within a business environment, including working as a team and independently; developing user-centred solutions; communicating effectively; problem-solving; community and social awareness; professional conduct; and industry best practice.

You will graduate with the abilities and skills to:

  • analyse the local and global impact of ICT on individuals, organisations, and society;
  • adapt and apply techniques for acquiring, converting, transmitting, storing, managing and analysing data, information and knowledge;
  • select and effectively apply processes, methodologies, tools, research skills and techniques to analyse, model, develop, source, integrate and manage ICT products and services;
  • monitor the changing direction of ICT and evaluate and communicate the likely utility of emerging ICT to an individual or organisation;
  • explain and adapt appropriate ICT to support business processes and decision making to help an organisation achieve its objectives;
  • identify and analyse user needs and take them into consideration during the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of ICT systems;
  • analyse a problem, identify and define the ICT requirements, and apply knowledge of ICT principles and technical skills to develop and evaluate strengths and weaknesses of potential solutions; and
  • design, implement, and evaluate and ICT interface, system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs and manage the change associated with the implementation and integration.

Your learning experience goes beyond lectures, labs and tutorials. The teaching environment at the University of Tasmania aims to provide a distinctive, energising and rewarding university experience for all students.

Led by experienced and approachable staff, your learning could also include an international study exchange, valuable industry placement and practical project work. We provide extensive teaching laboratory facilities that deliver valuable hands-on experience in all technology specialisations. Students also experience the latest in technology development and application through challenging team projects.

ICT Project & Industry Experience

The University has active relationships with the Tasmanian business community. In the final year of the BICT, students obtain practical work experience during a full-year project in which you design, engineer and implement ICT solutions to real industry problems. This is a fully commercialised process, dealing with management, stakeholders, planning, development and execution.

"Our ICT Project was to create a mobile based game for local game developer, Secret Lab. I want to be a project manager, and the ICT Project units helped match my expectations to reality."

Ryan Ward, graduate

Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HITLab)

The Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HITLab) is a research and teaching facility focused on building advanced human-computer interface technology. It allows us to explore new forms of interface technology made possible by infrastructures such as the NBN and Ubiquitous Computing to realise interfaces in the wild.

Special facilities in the HITLab include Surface Research equipment, in particular the VisionSpace, a three-screen immersive stereo projection system enabling groups of people to view and interact intuitively with virtual 3D data; and an Access Grid, a high-end, collaborative communication facility including HD videoconferencing capabilities. Students have opportunities to undertake elective units or develop projects using HITLab AU.

Overseas study experiences

Our international exchange programs offers you the chance to gain amazing global experiences while you study, with opportunities ranging from two-week study tours such as a trip to Silicon Valley in the US via the STEM Experience unit, to semester exchanges at partner universities around the world.

We’re here to help you every step of the way, including offering a range of scholarships and financial assistance options. You may also be eligible for OS-HELP Loans or scholarship funding to assist with airfares, accommodation and other expenses.

Find out more by visiting the Student Mobility website.

All students undertake projects in their third year of their major via the ICT Project core knowledge units that are supplied by a real industry client involving a significant open-ended and wide-ranging challenge, drawing on knowledge and capability from their earlier studies.

The project is based on a real life problem, and allows the students to experience the type of professional experiences that a graduate is likely to encounter following graduation. This learning experience facilitates a smooth transition to employment by providing real-world experience while you study.

Career outcomes

“With the University’s help, I managed to get an internship at a game development company called Giant Margarita.

It has been my dream since I was a little kid, to get a game development job, and thanks to Uni, I finally managed to get that, and I want to keep doing that for as long as I can."

Mitchell Patterson, Game Developer

Information and Communication Technology is a core function of industries all over the world. It contributes to everything from maintaining a company’s daily operations, to eScience, productivity gains, innovation, expansion, and job growth. This gives you truly global job opportunities, allowing you to forge a great career wherever your interests take you.

This is a career that rewards professionals who can take initiative and work independently, and rewards those who can multi-task and adapt. It is great for people who like to lead, as well as those who like operating in a team environment.

Career Opportunities with ICT

Graduates often enter technical positions, such as software programmer, network administrator, systems or business analyst, and web design/development. These allow you to apply your skills and knowledge while building on the industry experience already gained from your time studying with us.

Technical roles progress to management and leadership positions, typically with 3-5 years’ experience, setting you up in a career for life that goes wherever you want it to. These include project management, business analyst, testing/network/systems manager, database administrator, security specialist, and much more.

Postgraduate study

If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research. Filter the course list on the Computing and IT study theme page by Postgraduate to view the current courses available.

Professional Recognition

The BICT has full, professional-level accreditation from the Australian Computer Society (ACS). This endorsement recognises that the degree is responsive to the current and future needs of the ICT industry. Graduates of the BICT are eligible for membership of the ACS.

Course structure

2021 details are currently being updated.

Eight) majors will be available:

  • Business Analysis
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science
  • Games and Creative Technology
  • Software Development
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science
  • Geospatial Information Systems

Entry requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study at UTAS.


Domestic applicants who recently completed secondary education

Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available. We anticipate that the lowest ATAR that will receive an offer for this course in 2021 will be 65.

Applicants who have recently completed senior secondary studies but have not received an ATAR may still be eligible for admission. We will consider your subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application.

Domestic applicants with higher education study

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:

  • Partially completed an undergraduate course at Diploma level or higher (or equivalent). Applicants must have completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points). If an applicant has failed any units the application may be subject to further review before an offer is made; OR
  • Completed the UTAS University Preparation Program (or an equivalent qualification offered by an Australian University).

Domestic applicants with VET / TAFE study

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have completed a Certificate IV (or equivalent) in any discipline.

Domestic applicants with work and life experience

Applicants without senior secondary, tertiary or VET / TAFE study can complete a personal competency statement.

Applicants may be eligible for an offer if they have relevant work and / or life experiences which demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.

Subject Prerequisites

While there are no prerequisites for the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology, if you have not completed senior secondary studies or equivalent studies in Mathematics, we recommend you speak with a course advisor about foundation or preparatory mathematics unit options. Additionally, students who have not experienced any computer programming before may benefit from completing the Programming Preparation Foundation Unit.


If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability.

We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.


Admissions and application information for international applicants, including English language requirements, is available from the International Future Students site. You can also enquire online to check your eligibility.

You may be eligible for advanced standing (i.e. credit points) in this degree if you:

  • Have completed an award such as a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from TAFE or another institution;
  • Are currently studying another Bachelor degree at the University or at another institution;
  • Have completed a Bachelor degree at the University or an equivalent award from another institution.
How to apply for a credit transfer

You can apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing as part of the standard online application process for this degree.

For more information on credit transfers, contact us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online.

This degree does not formally articulate from another degree. See Credit transfer for information on advanced standing from other qualification and experience, or Alternative entry pathways for pathway options into this degree.

If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research. Filter the course list on the Computing and IT study theme page by Postgraduate to view the current courses available.

If you haven't completed the required pre-requisite unit(s), we offer foundation units to help you bridge the gap. Many run in spring and summer school so you can meet a prerequisite and not delay the start of your Bachelor level studies. HECS scholarships may also be available for domestic students.

If you aren’t eligible for an offer to this course, you should consider enrolment in the Diploma of University Studies (ICT Specialisation) or the University Preparation Program.

In all cases, contact us to discuss an option best suited to your needs.

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2021 Total Course Fee (international students): $99,244 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $31,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.


Scholarships for domestic students

Each year, the University offers more than 900 awards to students from all walks of life, including: those who have achieved high academic results, those from low socio-economic backgrounds, students with sporting ability, students undertaking overseas study, and students with a disability.

For information on all scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

Applications for most awards commencing in Semester 1 open at the beginning of August and close strictly on 31 October in the year prior to study.

Scholarships for international students

There are a huge range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania. For more information on these, visit the Tasmanian International Scholarships (TIS) website.

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