What will I learn?

Overview

La Trobe's Master of Information Technology helps you build your IT career. Become more competent, more employable and increase your earning potential in the IT sector. Learn to build and manage computer systems, improve your programming skills and study advanced concepts related to systems, software, e-commerce and data structures.

You'll learn:

Database, networks and programming

Honing your skills in these areas is fundamental to your career as an IT professional.

Software engineering and intelligent systems

The world is increasingly reliant on smart and automated systems. Develop your software engineering skills and understand how to make systems more efficient and responsive.

Internet computing

The internet has already transformed the world. Build your understanding in this area and help make the world more connected.

IT-related logical thinking

Improve your Java knowledge and skills for programming, algorithms and data structures.

To finish your degree, you'll complete a software engineering project as part of a team. You can also enrol in a minor research thesis as an elective. The minor research thesis may give you the option to pursue a PhD.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognized in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Career Outcomes

Your postgraduate qualification in IT will prepare you for more senior roles in the sector, including:

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.

Senior programmer

Use your extensive knowledge of programming languages to engineer solutions in artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, smart systems, software programs and more.

Full stack developer

Design and implement full IT networks from the ground up.

Systems analyst

Provide support, maintenance, and communication and project management skills to teams of IT professionals.

IT audit manager

Conduct risk-based reviews of IT processes. Plan, analyze, audit and evaluate IT systems to deliver greater security and value to your organization.

Application specialist

Use your in-depth knowledge of programming and applications to drive solutions across cloud-computing, system upgrades, patches and other application-based requirements.

IT project manager

Use your extensive technical ability and outstanding communication skills to scope, lead and manage IT related projects to completion.

Professional recognition

The Master of Information Technology is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Graduates of the Master 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

037928B

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,200.00 (US$ 25,411) 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

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an Australian Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent.If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may be considered in some instances. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 575 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

An Australian Bachelor's degree, or approved international equivalent, in any discipline.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper based - Overall score of 575 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT) - Overall 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing; Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE) - Overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 176 with no less than 169 in any component; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • La Trobe College Australia
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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