ICCIT Opportunities

Out of the 120+ institutions UofT is partnered with, the Department of the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology (ICCIT) has identified these international partners as the most meaningful and valuable to students in ICCIT programs.  Partners were selected due to their world rankings, research collaborations, unique program offerings, and distinct geographical areas. These are not the only schools you can attend on exchange, but it is a good place to start your research about international possibilities. You can search for other schools here.

University of Sydney

Located in the largest city in Australia, close to many beaches and other prime locations such as the Sydney Opera House, the University of Sydney is considered the most international university in Australia with one fifth of its 50,000 students being international from 140 different countries. The University of Sydney operates collaboratively with many different industrial partnerships and other universities from around world contributing to ranking in the top 0.3 percent of universities worldwide.

Did You Know?

  • This university is on the border of the Central Business District and is surrounded by unique inner-city neighbourhoods such as Glebe and Newtown (has some of the best Thai food, meat pies, and ice cream in the city!)
  • Rozelle Campus (one of the many USyd campus’s) was formerly part of the Callan Park Lunatic Asylum for the Mentally and Criminally Insane
  • Founded in 1850 - which makes it Australia's first university 


UTM Equivalencies:

The courses below have been assessed and awarded the following pre-approved UTM equivalencies. These are not the only courses you can take at the University of Sydney but can help to show what is available and how courses at Sydney can work with your degree. In all situations you should confirm your study plan with your department before you depart on exchange.

University of Sydney Course UTM Equivalency
Games and Play (ARIN2640) Principles in Game Design (CCT270H5)
Technology and Culture (ARIN3610) Digital Innovation and Cultural Transformation (CCT205H5)
Video Production (MECO3601) Digital Media: Video (CCT353H5)
Research Methods (MECO3673) Communication Research Methods (CCT208H5)
Web Transformations (ARIN2610) CCT 2**
Media, Law and Ethics (MECO3603 CCT 2**
Cyberworlds (ARIN2620) *Likely CCT383H5 - no direct equivalent, but may be of interest to students and may fit within CCT’s program goals.
Media Relations (MECO2603) *Likely CCT302H5 - no direct equivalent, but may be of interest to students and may fit within CCT’s program goals.
You can view all the courses available here

Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University was inaugurated in 1991 and has been ranked first in the world among universities under fifty years old in 2014. Currently it is ranked thirteen in the world amongst all universities and second in Asia.

Did You Know?

  • Singapore is also known as “the city in a garden” due to its vast amounts of nature reserves, parks, and flora
  • A student’s final year research project is using overhead projectors and depth-sensing camera to convert any tabletop into a work space through detecting objects and recognising hand gestures.
  • There are cats roaming around on campus! There are “cat cafes” on campus which allow cats to be fed and looked after in hopes of gaining their trust so they can be sterilised. This is done in hopes of controlling the cat population in the most humane way possible


Examples of Courses You Can Take: 

Please note it is not possible to link directly to syllabi at Nanyang University. You can search for courses such as the ones below in Communication Studies and Information Engineering + Media here: https://wish.wis.ntu.edu.sg/webexe/owa/aus_subj_cont.main


You can view all the courses available here.

National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore is ranked first in Asia and twelfth in the world and is internationally respected for its high-quality research in science, technology, and the humanities. It houses three out of five of Singapore’s Research Centres of Excellence with focuses on quantum technologies, cancer, and mechanobiology.

Did You Know?

  • "The Deck" on campus is one of the only food courts in Singapore to be given the “Eco-Foodcourt label.” It was given this award based on its sustainable takeaway packaging,  water-saving devices, recycling of used cooking oil and waste plastic bag tax, and use of natural light
  • There is a “Hug Me” Coca-Cola machine on campus that dispenses a bottle of coke when you hug the machine
  • The British Council voted Singaporeans as having the fastest walking speed in the world. At an average of 18 metres in 10.55 seconds, they walk as fast as bees fly


Examples of Courses You Can Take:

Please note it is not possible to link directly to syllabi at the National University of Singapore. If you input the course codes below into the following page you will be able to view them: http://www.nus.edu.sg/nusbulletin/search-modules/ 

Intercultural Communication NM2201
Qualitative Communication Research Methods NM2104
Cultural Communication And Creative Expression NM4229
Game Design NM3216
Critical Game Design NM3227
Advanced Game Design NM4209
Communications For Social Change NM4230
User Experience Design NM4210
HCI And Interactive Arts/Entertainment Design NM4226
User Centered Design NM2216

You can view all the courses available here 

Queensland University of Technology

Growing and developing as one of Australia’s leading universities, the Queensland University of Technology is known as ‘a university for the real world’ due to their close partnerships with industry professionals who contribute to course development with faculty leading to the latest teaching technology and opportunities to apply research. In the latest QS World University, Rankings by Subject, QUT ranked second in Australia, and 25th in the world for Communication and Media Studies, reinforcing their reputation as leaders in the Creative Industries

Did You Know?

  • Located in Brisbane, which is nicknamed “Bris-Vegas” for its cosmopolitan lifestyle
  • With an average of 261 days of sunshine each year, Queensland is Australia's sunshine state
  • QUT's business school was the first in Australia to achieve triple crown international accreditation (EQUISAACSB and AMBA), held by less than 1% of business schools in the world


Examples of Courses You Can Take:

Concept Development for Game Design and Interactive Media (DXB304)
Advanced Web Design (DXB401)
Visual Information Design (DXB502)
Interface Design (DXB301)
Typographic Design (DXB302)
Programming for Visual Designers (DXB303)
Design for Interactive Media (DXB403)
Tangible Media (DXB501)
Integrated Experience Design (DXH601)
Embodied Interactions (DXH602)

You can view all the courses available here 

University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark. Eight researchers from the university have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics and Medicine.  An Annual Commemoration is held in November where the Queen of Denmark regularly attends, which is followed by a night at the Royal Danish Theatre or the Opera.

Did You Know?

  • Copenhagen was voted the “happiest and safest city in the world” in 2013 by the UN
  • Home of the Kronborg Castle, made famous by Shakespeare’s play Hamlet
  • Home to famous author Hans Christian Anderson, with a Little Mermaid statue to mark this landmark  
  • "Freetown", located just outside the city centre is tax and car free


Examples of Courses You Can Take:

System Evaluation and User Studies (HIVK03041U)
Information Organizing Processes (HIVK03071U)
The Contribution of Information Science to Evidence: An Introduction to Medical Informatics (HIVA02001U)
Information Literacies and Instructional design (HIVA02009U)
Computers, Artificial Intelligence, and Philosophy of Mind (HIVA02017U)
Information Ethics: Privacy and Surveillance (HIVA03101U)

You can view all the courses available here

Lancaster University 

In 150 years of existence, Lancaster University has firmly placed itself among the UK’s elite universities with world leading research, excellent teaching and career prospects, as well as a gorgeous campus with award-winning facilities. In addition, it is in close proximity to the city centre of Lancaster while simultaneously surrounded by beautiful countryside. Road and rail links allow for efficient access to the Lake District National Park as well as the cities of Manchester, London, and Edinburgh. 

Did You Know?

  • Lancaster is the capital city of the county of Lancashire. Lancashire played a key role in the industrial revolution and employed 16% of the total British industrial workforce, contributing to 8% of the UK’s GDP
  • The county of Lancashire is home to major soccer clubs such as Manchester United and Liverpool

Examples of Courses You Can Take:

Human-Computer Interaction SCC.202
Internet Applications Engineering SCC.306
Digital Systems SCC.150 
Social, Ethical, and Professional Issues in Computing SCC.205
Game Design SCC.341
Artificial Intelligence SCC.361
Social Media and Activism
Viral Video Production
Creative Technology SCC.140

You can view all the courses available here

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