What will I learn?

Overview

Become a highly skilled and sought after IT professional.

La Trobe's Bachelor of Information Technology combines industry and academic insights to put you at the forefront of one of the 21st century's most in-demand fields. Develop ideas and devise innovative solutions to problems such as computer hacking, software piracy and security breaches. In final year, you'll have the chance to develop a software program of your own.

You'll learn:

Web and software development

Being able to develop, build and maintain websites and software are essential skills for the modern IT professional.

IT systems analysis

Understand and analyze IT systems to deliver more efficient and effective IT solutions for your organization.

Design

Learn about software, system and network design so you can contribute to making better programs and infrastructure.

Programming and networking

Learn the language of computers and how they communicate with one another to create working code and smarter systems.

Project management, estimation, documentation and report evaluation

IT is more than just computers. Learning to manage projects and communicate effectively is must in any organizational environment.

Combine your IT skills with electives in business, social sciences, humanities, web engineering, computer technology, and security and information systems analysis.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognized in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Career Outcomes

Skilled IT professionals are required across all industries. As a graduate, you'll be well placed to find work in roles that include:

Network administrator

Plan, document, communicate, configure and implement solutions for computer networks.

Use your technical skills while managing people and stakeholders in medium to large organizations.

Web developer

Develop applications for the web at the front end and back end using various programming languages.

Manage people and projects as a freelancer, or for small, medium or large organizations.

Network architect

Design, organize, configure and troubleshoot networks to respond to requests, deliver information and services for your clients or employers.

Work in large or small organizations helping to lead teams and implement solutions to a high standard.

Software developer/programmer

Write code and software across multiple languages, or specialize in one.

Write, test, upgrade, modify, repair, expand and debug apps, programs, plug-ins and software for your client or organization.

Machine learning engineer

Machine learning is at the forefront of artificial intelligence (AI). Conduct research, write code, collaborate, manage people and communicate ideas to create machine learning solutions for your organization.

Systems analyst

Provide support, maintenance, communication and project management skills to teams of IT professionals working for organizations of any size.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Information Technology on the Bendigo and Bundoora (Melbourne) campuses is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology may apply for membership with the ACS. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Which department am I in?

Department of IT, Cybersecurity and Engineering

CRICOS

049940G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,400.00 (US$ 23,313) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

2 March 2020, 27 July 2020, 2 November 2020

Venue

La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,400.00 (US$ 23,313) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

2 March 2020, 27 July 2020, 9 November 2020

Venue

Sydney Campus

255 Elizabeth Street,

SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2000, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require completion of Australian Year 12 (or international equivalent) with a certain grade. International Baccalaureate (IB): Minimum of 4 in English A1 or A2 (Higher and Standard Levels); or Minimum of 5 in English B (Higher Level), Over six subjects. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 550 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper based - Overall score of 550 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT) - Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing; Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE) - Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 169 with no less than 169 in any component; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • La Trobe College Australia
  • Chisholm Institute
  • Sunraysia Institute of TAFE
  • Box Hill Institute
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About this uni

At La Trobe, students gain industry experience and start building professional networks while studying IT, Cybersecurity and Engineering.

  • Active and vibrant teaching areas and research centre
  • 6 months of real-world engineering experience
  • Strong industry linkages and research expertise
  • Courses developed in close consultation with industry leaders