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ACS launches first advanced professional accreditation for ICT grads

Thursday, 02 Mar 2017

IA

The University of Wollongong (UOW) is offering Master of Information and Communication Technology Advanced. 
 
The ACS, the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector, has announced the first Advanced Professional Accreditation for an ICT course.

The new accreditation complements the current ACS offering by extending the reach into advanced postgraduate education.

The ACS designed the new accreditation to fill the gap in the postgraduate tertiary framework between initial professional practice and advanced studies.

As a result, in 2017 the University of Wollongong (UOW) is enrolling students in its new, accredited Master of Information and Communication Technology Advanced.

The Advanced course is available for applicants who hold an approved Bachelor’s Degree in ICT as well as a period of industry experience.

"This new accreditation is a vital step in enabling Australia to increase the ICT skills of the future," said ACS President Anthony Wong. "The ACS Advanced Professional Accreditation has been specifically developed to deliver work-ready ICT graduates in Australia.”

UOW’s Master of Information and Communication Technology Advanced offers an in-depth study of the organisational, economic, regulatory and socio-technical issues that arise in the implementation and application of IT and how to effectively manage these issues.

The Head of UOW’s School of Computing and Information Technology, Professor Willy Susilo, said the university's teaching programs are rated first in Australia according to the Australian Federal Government 2016 QILT rankings.

"The academics and researchers in my School are proud of our degrees and especially our graduates, who are working across all industries and leading the way for the implementation of new technologies.

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