Computer science

Why study Computer science?

Computer science offers you a balanced blend of theory and practice, covering a wide range of topics, including computer systems and design, databases, artificial intelligence, computer architecture, networks, multimedia systems and games technology.

You will study object-orientated programming, Java and C++ in your first year, undertake industry-based project work and industry placements throughout your course and have the option to select subjects from other disciplines.

Industry enterprise practices

The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology offers the opportunity to gain industry-standard qualifications with CISCO and Microsoft as part of your degree.

Computer Science

Computer science students train in programming, database, data structure and software engineering.

Career opportunities

Our students find work in major companies such as Telstra, Qantas, Oracle Australia, Ericsoon Australia, Oakton Consulting Technology and the Victorian and Federal Government.

You can work as a systems analyst, analyst programmer, developer programmer, software engineer, database engineer, security and network expert and multimedia and game designer.

This degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Graduates are eligible for professional membership.

Courses

Local students

2016 - apply now

Bachelor of Computer Science

Duration :
3 years full-time or equivalent part time.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 60.55
Year
2016
About this course
Behind every simple task - like charging your iPhone or using an elevator - is a complex set of processes and systems. Our Bachelor of Computer Science teaches you how to uncover and understand these hidden processes.

You'll explore the fundamentals of computer science, including key mathematical areas like discrete mathematics, calculus and linear algebra. You'll also establish expertise in programming languages such as C++ and Java, and develop an in-depth understanding of software analysis and design, databases, artificial intelligence, computer architecture, networks and multimedia systems.

This degree can lead to a number of specialised careers including developing IT solutions as a systems analyst, interpreting technical designs as a developer programmer, or writing code as a multimedia and games developer. You'll have the option to obtain an industry-standard CISCO certification, and if you achieve strong results in first year, you may also be eligible for a scholarship.

Depending on your existing qualifications and experience - whether from TAFE, another La Trobe campus or another university - you may be able to transfer credits towards this degree.
Career opportunities
By mastering and applying computer science skills, you could play a key role in improving and simplifying people's lives by making daily - and often laborious - tasks more efficient. This degree can lead to a number of specialised careers including developing IT solutions as a systems analyst, interpreting technical designs as a developer programmer, or writing code as a multimedia and games developer.
Professional recognition
In addition to working closely with a number of industry partners, our course is also accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) - a professional association for Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector.
Prerequisite
VCE units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Information Technology, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional information
Students without the appropriate computer science background may be required to commence three weeks early to undertake accelerated first-year computer science subjects. A CISCO certification training program is available for students who pass the network engineering subjects in their undergraduate studies. For more information, contact the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at the beginning of first semester.
How to apply

Applications for Semester 2, 2016 are now closed.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Computer Science Melbourne

Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)

Duration :
1 year full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne n/a
Year
2016
About this course
You'll undertake a research project equivalent to eight or nine months of continuous work, under the supervision of a member of staff.
Career opportunities
Honours graduates are eligible to apply for higher research degrees.
Prerequisite
Completion of the Bachelor of Computer Science (or equivalent) degree with a minimum average of 60% across all of the third-year subjects and an average of at least 70% over the best third-year level computer science and information technology subjects (project included) to the value of 60 credit-points. For La Trobe University graduates, the subjects CSE3PRA and CSE3PRB will count as 15 credit points only in this calculation.
Additional information
In addition to meeting the academic entry requirements, you must also have a supervisor prior to enrolment.
How to apply

Applications for Semester 2, 2016 are now closed.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Computer Science (Honours)Melbourne

Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

Duration :
1 year full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne n/a
Bendigo n/a
Year
2016
About this course
You'll undertake a research project under the supervision of a member of staff. This will take the equivalent of eight or nine months of continuous work. A list of prospective thesis topics is available from the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology.
Career opportunities
Honours graduates are eligible to apply for higher research degrees.
Prerequisite
Completion of the Bachelor of Information Technology (or equivalent) degree with a minimum average of 60% across all of the third-year subjects and an average of at least 70% over the best third-year level computer science and information technology subjects (project included) to the value of 60 credit-points. For La Trobe University graduates, the subjects CSE3PRA and CSE3PRB will count as 15 credit points only in this calculation.
Additional information
In addition to meeting the prerequisite requirements, students must also have a supervisor prior to enrolment.
How to apply

Applications for Semester 2, 2016 are now closed.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
2Melbourne
2Bendigo

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne N/A
Year
2016
About this course
Gain expertise in two highly-respected areas of knowledge by combining science studies with an understanding of the law. This five-year double degree opens up a range of career opportunities across science and law, including stem cell research, genetics and climate change.

Our professionally accredited law degree has a strong focus on global and social justice. You'll study the essential legal areas like criminal law, constitutional law and legal ethics. You'll also cover science-related topics such as intellectual property and medicine and the law. Visiting lecturers from high profile law firms will help you develop an understanding of dispute resolution and recent legal developments.

You'll have the opportunity to participate in additional studies including Honours in Laws, subjects from our Global Business Law program at the Master's level, and clinical practice in a law firm.

The science component of this degree can be tailored to your interests. Choose from a range of specialisations including botany, computer science, psychology, chemistry and physics, and get hands-on experience through lab studies and field trips.

Bendigo students can transfer to Melbourne in third year or continue on at Bendigo through e-learning options.
Career opportunities
This course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria. Once you graduate, you could find work in areas like scientific and industrial ethics, regulatory affairs, environmental protection and policy development.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria). Science graduates can apply for membership of professional associations as determined by their major studies.
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Humanities, Legal Studies, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
Depending on subjects, approximate costs include: laboratory coat - A$30, dissecting kit - A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
Additional information
Law electives are available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School.
How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2016.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Laws/ScienceMelbourne
Laws/ScienceBendigo

2017

Bachelor of Computer Science

Duration :
3 years full-time or equivalent part time.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 60.55
Year
2017
About this course
Behind every simple task - like charging your iPhone or using an elevator - is a complex set of processes and systems. Our Bachelor of Computer Science teaches you how to uncover and understand these hidden processes.

You'll explore the fundamentals of computer science, including key mathematical areas like discrete mathematics, calculus and linear algebra. You'll also establish expertise in programming languages such as C++ and Java, and develop an in-depth understanding of software analysis and design, databases, artificial intelligence, computer architecture, networks and multimedia systems.

This degree can lead to a number of specialised careers including developing IT solutions as a systems analyst, interpreting technical designs as a developer programmer, or writing code as a multimedia and games developer. You'll have the option to obtain an industry-standard CISCO certification, and if you achieve strong results in first year, you may also be eligible for a scholarship.

Depending on your existing qualifications and experience - whether from TAFE, another La Trobe campus or another university - you may be able to transfer credits towards this degree.
Career opportunities
By mastering and applying computer science skills, you could play a key role in improving and simplifying people's lives by making daily - and often laborious - tasks more efficient. This degree can lead to a number of specialised careers including developing IT solutions as a systems analyst, interpreting technical designs as a developer programmer, or writing code as a multimedia and games developer.
Professional recognition
In addition to working closely with a number of industry partners, our course is also accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) - a professional association for Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector.
Prerequisite
VCE units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Information Technology, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional information
Students without the appropriate computer science background may be required to commence three weeks early to undertake accelerated first-year computer science subjects. A CISCO certification training program is available for students who pass the network engineering subjects in their undergraduate studies. For more information, contact the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at the beginning of first semester.
How to apply

Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
0Melbourne

Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)

Duration :
1 year full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne n/a
Year
2017
About this course
You'll undertake a research project equivalent to eight or nine months of continuous work, under the supervision of a member of staff.
Career opportunities
Honours graduates are eligible to apply for higher research degrees.
Prerequisite
Completion of the Bachelor of Computer Science (or equivalent) degree with a minimum average of 60% across all of the third-year subjects and an average of at least 70% over the best third-year level computer science and information technology subjects (project included) to the value of 60 credit-points. For La Trobe University graduates, the subjects CSE3PRA and CSE3PRB will count as 15 credit points only in this calculation.
Additional information
In addition to meeting the academic entry requirements, you must also have a supervisor prior to enrolment.
How to apply

Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
1Melbourne

Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

Duration :
1 year full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne n/a
Year
2017
About this course
You'll undertake a research project over the equivalent of eight or nine months of continuous work, under the supervision of a member of staff. A list of prospective thesis topics is available from the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology.
Career opportunities
Honours graduates are eligible to apply for higher research degrees.
Prerequisite
Completion of the Bachelor of Information Technology (or equivalent) degree with a minimum average of 60% across all of the third-year subjects and an average of at least 70% over the best third-year level computer science and information technology subjects (project included) to the value of 60 credit-points. For La Trobe University graduates, the subjects CSE3PRA and CSE3PRB will count as 15 credit points only in this calculation.
Additional information
In addition to meeting the prerequisite requirements, you must also have a supervisor prior to enrolment.
How to apply

Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Information Technology (Honours)Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne N/A
Year
2017
About this course
Gain expertise in two highly-respected areas of knowledge by combining science studies with an understanding of the law. This five-year double degree opens up a range of career opportunities across science and law, including stem cell research, genetics and climate change.

Our professionally accredited law degree has a strong focus on global and social justice. You'll study the essential legal areas like criminal law, constitutional law and legal ethics. You'll also cover science-related topics such as intellectual property and medicine and the law. Visiting lecturers from high profile law firms will help you develop an understanding of dispute resolution and recent legal developments.

You'll have the opportunity to participate in additional studies including Honours in Laws, subjects from our Global Business Law program at the Master's level, and clinical practice in a law firm.

The science component of this degree can be tailored to your interests. Choose from a range of specialisations including botany, computer science, psychology, chemistry and physics, and get hands-on experience through lab studies and field trips.

Only the first two years of this course are offered in Bendigo. While it is possible to arrange long-distance learning, we recommend transferring to the Melbourne Campus to complete your degree with a wider selection of subjects. Law electives are also available in intensive delivery at Melbourne in summer and winter schools.
Career opportunities
This course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria. Once you graduate, you could find work in areas like scientific and industrial ethics, regulatory affairs, environmental protection and policy development.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria). Science graduates can apply for membership of professional associations as determined by their major studies.
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Humanities, Legal Studies, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
Depending on subjects, approximate costs include: laboratory coat - A$30, dissecting kit - A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
Additional information
Law electives are available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School.
How to apply

Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
3Melbourne
3Bendigo

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Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2016 - apply now

Bachelor of Computer Science (022037E)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
28 460
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2016
About this course
Behind every simple task - like charging your iPhone or using an elevator - is a complex set of processes and systems. Our Bachelor of Computer Science teaches you how to uncover and understand these hidden processes.

You'll explore the fundamentals of computer science, including key mathematical areas like discrete mathematics, calculus and linear algebra. You'll also establish expertise in programming languages such as C++ and Java, and develop an in-depth understanding of software analysis and design, databases, artificial intelligence, computer architecture, networks and multimedia systems.

This degree can lead to a number of specialised careers including developing IT solutions as a systems analyst, interpreting technical designs as a developer programmer, or writing code as a multimedia and games developer. You'll have the option to obtain an industry-standard CISCO certification, and if you achieve strong results in first year, you may also be eligible for a scholarship.

Depending on your existing qualifications and experience - whether from TAFE, another La Trobe campus or another university - you may be able to transfer credits towards this degree.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - 60.6
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 65
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics.
Professional recognition
This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society, and graduates are eligible for professional membership.
Career opportunities
Graduates might initially work as systems programmers, systems analysts, applications programmers, database developers or software engineers. Work is also possible in the areas of artificial intelligence, graphics, robotics, games development and multimedia. Graduates can advance to positions including systems manager, communications specialist, database manager and systems trainer.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Computer Science Melbourne

Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) (065200K)

Duration :
1 year full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2016
About this course
You'll undertake a research project equivalent to eight or nine months of continuous work, under the supervision of a member of staff.
Academic entry requirements
Completion of the Bachelor of Computer Science (or equivalent) degree with a minimum average of 60% across all of the third-year subjects and an average of at least 70% over the best third-year level computer science and information technology subjects (project included) to the value of 60 credit-points. For La Trobe University graduates, the subjects CSE3PRA and CSE3PRB will count as 15 credit points only in this calculation.
Additional information
In addition to meeting the academic entry requirements, you must also have a supervisor prior to enrolment.
Career opportunities
Honours graduates are eligible to apply for higher research degrees.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Computer Science (Honours)Melbourne

Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) (069559B)

Duration :
1 year full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2016
About this course
You'll undertake a research project under the supervision of a member of staff. This will take the equivalent of eight or nine months of continuous work. A list of prospective thesis topics is available from the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology.
Academic entry requirements
Completion of the Bachelor of Information Technology (or equivalent) degree with a minimum average of 60% across all of the third-year subjects and an average of at least 70% over the best third-year level computer science subjects (project included) to the value of 60 credit-points.
Additional information
In addition to meeting the prerequisite requirements, you must also have a supervisor prior to enrolment.
Career opportunities
Honours graduates are eligible to apply for higher research degrees.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
Information Technology (Honours)Melbourne
Information Technology (Honours)Bendigo

2017

Bachelor of Computer Science (022037E)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
30 500
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Behind every simple task - like charging your iPhone or using an elevator - is a complex set of processes and systems. Our Bachelor of Computer Science teaches you how to uncover and understand these hidden processes.

You'll explore the fundamentals of computer science, including key mathematical areas like discrete mathematics, calculus and linear algebra. You'll also establish expertise in programming languages such as C++ and Java, and develop an in-depth understanding of software analysis and design, databases, artificial intelligence, computer architecture, networks and multimedia systems.

This degree can lead to a number of specialised careers including developing IT solutions as a systems analyst, interpreting technical designs as a developer programmer, or writing code as a multimedia and games developer. You'll have the option to obtain an industry-standard CISCO certification, and if you achieve strong results in first year, you may also be eligible for a scholarship.

Depending on your existing qualifications and experience - whether from TAFE, another La Trobe campus or another university - you may be able to transfer credits towards this degree.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - 60.6
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 65
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (any) or Specialist Mathematics.
Professional recognition
This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society, and graduates are eligible for professional membership.
Career opportunities
Graduates might initially work as systems programmers, systems analysts, applications programmers, database developers or software engineers. Work is also possible in the areas of artificial intelligence, graphics, robotics, games development and multimedia. Graduates can advance to positions including systems manager, communications specialist, database manager and systems trainer.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
Computer Science Melbourne

Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) (065200K)

Duration :
1 year full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
30 500
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
You'll undertake a research project equivalent to eight or nine months of continuous work, under the supervision of a member of staff.
Academic entry requirements
Completion of the Bachelor of Computer Science (or equivalent) degree with a minimum average of 60% across all of the third-year subjects and an average of at least 70% over the best third-year level computer science and information technology subjects (project included) to the value of 60 credit-points. For La Trobe University graduates, the subjects CSE3PRA and CSE3PRB will count as 15 credit points only in this calculation.
Additional information
In addition to meeting the academic entry requirements, you must also have a supervisor prior to enrolment.
Career opportunities
Honours graduates are eligible to apply for higher research degrees.
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
Computer Science (Honours)Melbourne

Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) (069559B)

Duration :
1 year full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
28 500
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
You'll undertake a research project over the equivalent of eight or nine months of continuous work, under the supervision of a member of staff. A list of prospective thesis topics is available from the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology.
Academic entry requirements
Completion of the Bachelor of Information Technology (or equivalent) degree with a minimum average of 60% across all of the third-year subjects and an average of at least 70% over the best third-year level computer science subjects (project included) to the value of 60 credit-points.
Additional information
In addition to meeting the academic entry requirements, you must also have a supervisor prior to enrolment.
Career opportunities
Honours graduates are eligible to apply for higher research degrees.
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Information Technology (Honours)Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science (075226F)

Duration :
5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
33 000
Campus
Melbourne, Bendigo
Year
2017
About this course
Gain expertise in two highly-respected areas of knowledge by combining science studies with an understanding of the law. This five-year double degree opens up a range of career opportunities across science and law, including stem cell research, genetics and climate change.

Our professionally accredited law degree has a strong focus on global and social justice. You'll study the essential legal areas like criminal law, constitutional law and legal ethics. You'll also cover science-related topics such as intellectual property and medicine and the law. Visiting lecturers from high profile law firms will help you develop an understanding of dispute resolution and recent legal developments.

You'll have the opportunity to participate in additional studies including Honours in Laws, subjects from our Global Business Law program at the Master's level, and clinical practice in a law firm.

The science component of this degree can be tailored to your interests. Choose from a range of specialisations including botany, computer science, psychology, chemistry and physics, and get hands-on experience through lab studies and field trips.

Only the first two years of this course are offered in Bendigo. While it is possible to arrange long-distance learning, we recommend transferring to the Melbourne Campus to complete your degree with a wider selection of subjects. Law electives are also available in intensive delivery at Melbourne in summer and winter schools.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.

Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 92
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 90.5, Bendigo: N/A
International Baccalaureate - 33
GCE A Levels - 12
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - AAB
STPM - 10
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 5
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 85
Vietnam (Year 12) - N/A
Indonesia (SMA) - N/A
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3.3
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in any other English and a study score of at least 20 in Mathematical Methods (either) or Specialist Mathematics.
Additional costs
Depending on subjects, approximate costs include: laboratory coat - A$30, dissecting kit - A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria). International graduates would need the relevant visa to complete a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia.
You're advised to obtain assurance of recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in your preferred country of practice.
Science graduates can apply for membership of professional associations as determined by their major studies.
Career opportunities
Once you graduate, you could find work in areas like scientific and industrial ethics, regulatory affairs, environmental protection and policy development.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Laws/ScienceMelbourne
Laws/ScienceBendigo

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Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

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Computer science placements

Computer Science and Information Technology students can apply for the industry-based learning program, that provides successful applicants with paid, full-time employment in industry as well as credit towards their degree. See Industry-based learning (IBL) program

The IT branded cadetship program also offers IT students the chance to work full-time and study part-time, whilst gaining mentoring and support from an Industry Partner workplace coach.

In addition, work experience and industry project work is part of many of our courses.

Overseas study opportunities

As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academic staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. View staff in Computer science.

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