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What will I learn?

The course contains knowledge and skills across information systems, web and software development, machine learning, databases and big data, enterprise cloud migration, cloud enterprise application development and computer networks. The course is applied in its focus and prepares students for key IT certifications that are relevant to employment.

The La Trobe Bachelor of Applied Cloud Technology has been purpose-built for the cloud computing sector, which is currently enjoying rapid growth, and incorporates 6 highly regarded IT certifications (4 of which are Amazon Web Services specific) within the degree qualification.

Why is this course right for you?

Industry experts all agree that cloud computing is one of the fastest-growing IT disciplines today. And this is just the beginning. As proof, Amazon Web Services - the fastest-growing cloud provider in the world- has collaborated with La Trobe University to offer a world-first cloud technology degree online. Packed with industry certifications, you will enjoy an employability-edge no matter which industry you choose on your career path.

What is Cloud Technology?

Skills and knowledge of cloud computing is critical for companies to deliver on their digital transformation strategy. Cloud services provide a natural platform for optimising existing IT systems to increase operational efficiencies, while driving business agility and growth. Cloud computing has transformed the way networking, data storage and processing, application development and infrastructure provisioning is accomplished.

Career opportunities

This course has been designed with a high employability focus in the exciting world of IT. Graduates will fit roles that bridge the gap between technical and management personnel. Career opportunities include:

Network Support and Operating Systems Management
Cloud Support Engineer
Systems Engineer
Database Developer
Web Developer
Engineer
Linux System Administrator

Should you choose to exit at diploma level (end of year 1), you will have entry-level skills to commence work in the IT industry roles such as Help-desk and Web Support. If you exit at associate degree level (end of year 2), you will have additional industry certified skills.

The integration of IT certifications provides you with required industry skills to support underpinning technical knowledge.

Our degree gives you the greatest of flexibility with our unique ‘nested’ qualifications. Should you choose to leave your course, for whatever reason, La Trobe’s online applied degrees can ensure that all your hard work is not in vain.

After satisfactorily completing Year one of your course, and you then choose to exit your studies, you will be awarded an applied diploma.

Similarly, after successful completion of year 2, should you exit at this point, you will be awarded an applied associate degree. And of course, an applied bachelor’s degree awaits you when you complete all three years.

Study options

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,600.00 (19,18,103) per year
Start date

Expected November, December 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have the following: Completion of Year 12, with a score in English of at least 25, or an equivalent academic level achievement, or At least two years of work experience, after leaving school; Proof of an IELTS Academic 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 or equivalent. All students are required to undergo the online Didasko Pre-enrolment Assessment and achieve a pass mark of 60%.

For international students

To study your La Trobe applied bachelor degree, you must have the following.

Completion of Year 12, with a score in English of at least 25, or
An equivalent academic level achievement, or
At least two years of work experience, after leaving school
Proof of an IELTS Academic 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 or equivalent

All students are required to undergo the online Didasko Pre-enrolment Assessment and achieve a pass mark of 60%.

Pathways options

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