Computer science

Why study Computer science?

We offer coursework programs for graduates seeking advanced training, those wishing to do Master's level study and students from other disciplines. Study areas include web development, web engineering and web services, computer networks, data communication, databases, mathematics, network security, object-oriented application development, artificial Intelligence, games technology, network engineering, software engineering and software systems.

See the Research tab for information about Master's by research, or PhD.

As a La Trobe graduate you may be eligible for our 10% Alumni Advantage when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

Career opportunities

Web technology graduates are prepared for careers in internet services and in organisations using web browser interfaces. Advanced-level computer science graduates may work as network managers, research and development managers, network consultants and systems engineers. Opportunities exist in systems development, systems analysis, database development, software engineering, information systems management and computer networks management. Entry-level computer science graduates may work as ICT professionals, teachers or apply their skills and knowledge to their own professions.

Courses

Local students

NB: The ATARs published here are a guide, based on the most recent intake, and can change from year to year. These are Clearly-in ATARs, meaning applicants with scores equivalent to, or higher than the quoted ATAR, were made an offer.

2017

Graduate Diploma in Computer Science
Duration :
1 year full time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
This course trains computing professionals in advanced and innovative areas of computer science and information. You'll have the opportunity either to upgrade your knowledge and skills in a broad range of areas or to specialise in key areas such as artificial intelligence, games technology, software engineering and software systems, and computer communications and networking. The course forms the first year of the Master of Computer Science.
Prerequisite
Bachelor's degree with a major in computer science (three years), the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, or equivalent. Applicants should also have good skills in a modern programming language (such as C, C++, Java) and be familiar with an operating system such as UNIX or NT.

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.
Fee amount
$28,000 per 120 credit points.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017.

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

A limited number of La Trobe College Excellence Scholarships are available, offering up to 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees. Learn More
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Computer Science
Duration :
2 years full-time or up to 4 years part-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Theres a global shortage of skilled ICT professionals, so qualified graduates are highly sought-after for a range of roles across multiple sectors. La Trobes Master of Computer Science will equip you for roles in systems and security engineering, data communications and network design, to name but a few.

Our course will give you the expertise to design, program, manage, maintain and improve computer systems, particularly knowledge-based systems. When you graduate, you'll have strong leadership skills and an understanding of the social, legal and ethical issues facing computing professionals.

We provide training in the software technologies required by information and communications technology professionals. Core subjects include an industry-based project and thesis, which will allow you to explore an area of interest and develop your research skills.

Our wide range of electives gives you the flexibility to develop a skill-set tailored to your interests. Choose electives from areas including data mining, advanced databases, entrepreneurship, wireless network engineering and cloud computing.

Our graduates are working as senior architects, software developers, quality assurance engineers and subject matter experts at multinationals such as Nike, Fujitsu and Thomson Reuters. Theyve also secured full-time employment as analysts and specialists at not-for-profit organisations such as UNICEF and Vision Australia.

You can study the course for two years full-time, or up to four years part-time.

There are also a limited number of Postgraduate Excellence Scholarships available that will deliver you a 20 per cent reduction of your course fees.
Prerequisite
The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or international equivalent) in computer science with a minimum Weighted Mark Average (WAM) 65% (or its equivalent as based on the level of standard assessed by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition) in their previous qualification. Applicants who have successfully completed a four-year engineering Australian bachelor degree with a substantial computer science content, equivalent to a three-year computer science degree with a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 65% (or its equivalent as based on the level of standard assessed by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition) in their previous qualification may also be considered. International applicants must also have obtained a minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0 in IELTS (Academic), or an equivalent English language test.

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.
Fee amount
$28,000 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
If students have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science or an Honours degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent, they may be eligible Advanced Standing (credit) for some subjects.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017.

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

A limited number of La Trobe College Excellence Scholarships are available, offering up to 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees. Learn More
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Cybersecurity (Business Operations)
Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent. Applicants with relevant experience and/or a cognate degree may be granted advanced standing, allowing them to accelerate their studies.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus:
City
Year
2017
About this course
Designed in collaboration with our industry partners, our Master of Cybersecurity (Business Operations) is geared to keep pace with the information security demands of business, government, defence and law enforcement.

Information security has been identified as a top priority for executives of Australian companies. You'll learn to use analytics and risk management processes to inform key business practices. When you graduate, you'll be indispensable as the bridge between technical and managerial aspects of cybercrime prevention.

You'll undertake a set of foundation subjects to develop industry-relevant multidisciplinary skills before specialising in business operations. These subjects will cover fundamentals of cybersecurity, core knowledge about communication networks, crisis communication, the mindset and motives of hackers, auditing and risk mitigation, as well as legal and ethical frameworks.

The business operations stream will prepare you for the modern business environment which requires more complex data analysis than ever before. You'll learn predictive techniques and how to use analytics to gain knowledge and skills to align business needs and deliver meaningful outcomes.

This degree provides a pathway for existing business and information technology professionals seeking to start or progress their careers in the cybersecurity domain.
Fee amount
AUD$27,500 indicative annual tuition fee for 2017 based on 120 credit points.

You may be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian Government no-interest loan for university fees.
Selection
The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent).

Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Masters level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience.
Additional information
Some of the cybersecurity law subjects available within this degree are currently only available during the Summer Semester.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017.

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

A limited number of La Trobe College Excellence Scholarships are available, offering up to 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees. Learn More
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Cybersecurity (Computer Science)
Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent. Applicants with relevant experience and/or a cognate degree may be granted advanced standing, allowing them to accelerate their studies.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus:
City
Year
2017
About this course
Designed in collaboration with our industry partners, our Master of Cybersecurity (Computer Science) is geared to keep pace with the information security demands of business, government, defence and law enforcement.

Combatting cybercrime demands innovation from skilled professionals. You'll develop advanced skills in cryptography, network security and digital forensics. You'll learn not only to respond to a threat, but to think like a hacker to manage and avert crises.

You'll do a set of foundation subjects to develop industry-relevant multidisciplinary skills before specialising in Computer Science. These subjects will cover fundamentals of cybersecurity, core knowledge in communication networks, crisis communication, the mindset and motives of hackers, auditing and risk mitigation, as well as legal and ethical frameworks.

This degree provides a pathway for existing information technology professionals seeking to start or progress their careers in the cybersecurity domain. It is also relevant to those looking to enter the IT profession who have no previous experience in cybersecurity.
Fee amount
$27,500 indicative annual tuition fee for 2017 based on 120 credit points.
Selection
The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent).

Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Masters level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience.
Additional information
Some of the cybersecurity law subjects available within this degree, are currently only available during the Summer Semester.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017.

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

A limited number of La Trobe College Excellence Scholarships are available, offering up to 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees. Learn More
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Cybersecurity (Law)
Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent. Applicants with relevant experience and/or a cognate degree may be granted advanced standing, allowing them to accelerate their studies.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus:
City
Year
2017
About this course
Designed in collaboration with our industry partners, our Master of Cybersecurity (Law) is geared to keep pace with the information security demands of business, government, defence, law enforcement and law firms.

Organisations are not only faced with increased security risks, but the need for cybersecurity legal specialists and an understanding of privacy and regulations is becoming increasingly important.

The governance of the digital space calls for professionals with knowledge of legal and ethical contexts and technical expertise. You'll get a grounding in practical skills, and learn to apply them in policy formation, policing and international relations.

You'll do a set of foundation subjects to develop industry-relevant multidisciplinary skills before specialising in law. These subjects will cover fundamentals of cybersecurity, core knowledge about communication networks, crisis communication, the mindset and motives of hackers, auditing and risk mitigation, as well as legal and ethical frameworks.

Within the law specialisation, you will learn the importance of surveillance and privacy in the digital age as well as the threat of cyber terrorism and international warfare. This course also offers flexibility with a number of elective subjects available, allowing you to tailor the degree to your interests.

This degree provides a pathway for existing business and legal professionals seeking to commence or further progress their careers in the cybersecurity domain.
Fee amount
AUD$27,500 indicative annual tuition fee for 2017 based on 120 credit points.

You may be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian Government no-interest loan for university fees.
Selection
The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent).

Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Masters level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience.
Additional information
The cybersecurity law subjects within this degree are currently only available during the Summer Semester.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017.

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

A limited number of La Trobe College Excellence Scholarships are available, offering up to 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees. Learn More
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Data Science
Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
The two-year Master of Data Science will prepare you for a contemporary and rewarding career interpreting and making use of messy data. Whether you're looking for a commercial career or you want to help solve society's most important challenges, this degree will give you a unique combination of technical skills and real-world application. It will enable you to traverse any industry, any issue, any geography. The course has been developed in partnership with industry and researchers, and is delivered by an academic team that is shaping practice in Victoria and internationally. You can choose to major in Bioinformatics, Big Data and Cloud Computing or Analytical Science. You can also choose electives studies in Business Analytics to extend your skills and experience.

Each major includes a set of core advanced subjects from computer science and mathematics/statistics disciplines and a number of specialised advanced subjects including big data high-performance programming, computational intelligence for analytics, cloud systems development, analysis of repeated measures data, meta-analysis, and bioinformatics technologies.
Prerequisite
Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in computer science, information technology, computer engineering, or science with a major in mathematics or statistics.
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.
Fee amount
$27,250 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
This course requires prior knowledge in cognate areas of either Computer Science, IT, and/or Mathematics and Statistics. The course starts with a semester of core fundamental subjects designed to address knowledge gaps in the required cognate skills. E.g. students who have completed a Computer Science degree will need to choose fundamental subjects in Statistics and vice versa.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017.

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

A limited number of La Trobe College Excellence Scholarships are available, offering up to 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees. Learn More
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Information Technology (Computer Networks)
Duration :
2 years full-time or up to 4 years part time.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Specialise in network administration with this two year Master of Information Technology (Computer Networks), enabling you to work across a range of businesses and organisations. Your studies will focus on data communications and networks, networks and system security, network design and management, application protocol, and wireless networks.

Seminars on IT-related ethical, professional and social issues are a key component of the degree. As well as lectures, you'll have opportunities to complete a software engineering project, an industry-related project or write a minor thesis on computer networks. You'll graduate with skills in Java programming and the fundamentals of IT-related mathematics, algorithms and data structures, and system design engineering.

Beside a strong practical grasp of computer networks, you'll also learn the skills to work effectively in project teams and how to plan and design networks.

Our partnerships with universities around the world will give you an opportunity to study overseas.
Professional recognition
The Master of Information Technology (Computer Networks) is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Graduates of the Master of Information Technology (Computer Networks) may apply for membership with the Australian Computer Society. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline

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.
Fee amount
$27,500 per 120 credit points.

Additional information
Students without the appropriate computer science background may be required to commence three weeks earlier than semester start dates to undertake accelerated first-year computer science subjects.

A seminar program is an integral part of the course. It covers ethical, professional, and social issues relevant to the IT industry. Compulsory tutorials are held throughout the year; students who do not attend are not permitted to graduate.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017.

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

A limited number of La Trobe College Excellence Scholarships are available, offering up to 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees. Learn More
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

International students

2017

Graduate Diploma in Computer Science (002096D)

Duration :
1 year
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
33 000
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
This course trains computing professionals in advanced and innovative areas of computer science and information. You'll have the opportunity either to upgrade your knowledge and skills in a broad range of areas or to specialise in key areas such as artificial intelligence, games technology, software engineering and software systems, and computer communications and networking. The course forms the first year of the Master of Computer Science.
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 the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

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
Bachelor's degree with a major in computer science (three years), the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, or equivalent. Applicants should also have good skills in a modern programming language (such as C, C++, Java) and be familiar with an operating system such as UNIX or NT.

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements 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.
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.

A limited number of La Trobe College Excellence Scholarships are available, offering up to 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees. Learn More
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Computer Science (001728G)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
33 000
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Theres a global shortage of skilled ICT professionals, so qualified graduates are highly sought-after for a range of roles across multiple sectors. La Trobes Master of Computer Science will equip you for roles in systems and security engineering, data communications and network design, to name but a few.

Our course will give you the expertise to design, program, manage, maintain and improve computer systems, particularly knowledge-based systems. When you graduate, you'll have strong leadership skills and an understanding of the social, legal and ethical issues facing computing professionals.

We provide training in the software technologies required by information and communications technology professionals. Core subjects include an industry-based project and thesis, which will allow you to explore an area of interest and develop your research skills.

Our wide range of electives gives you the flexibility to develop a skill-set tailored to your interests. Choose electives from areas including data mining, advanced databases, entrepreneurship, wireless network engineering and cloud computing.

Our graduates are working as senior architects, software developers, quality assurance engineers and subject matter experts at multinationals such as Nike, Fujitsu and Thomson Reuters. Theyve also secured full-time employment as analysts and specialists at not-for-profit organisations such as UNICEF and Vision Australia.

You can study the course for two years full-time, or up to four years part-time.

There are also a limited number of Postgraduate Excellence Scholarships available that will deliver you a 20 per cent reduction of your course fees.
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 the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

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
The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or international equivalent) in computer science with a minimum Weighted Mark Average (WAM) 65% (or its equivalent as based on the level of standard assessed by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition) in their previous qualification. Applicants who have successfully completed a four-year engineering Australian bachelor degree with a substantial computer science content, equivalent to a three-year computer science degree with a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 65% (or its equivalent as based on the level of standard assessed by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition) in their previous qualification may also be considered. International applicants must also have obtained a minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0 in IELTS (Academic), or an equivalent English language test.

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements 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.
Additional information
You can specialise in computer networks and software engineering streams by choosing appropriate subjects.

If students have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science or an Honours degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent, they may be eligible Advanced Standing (credit) for some subjects.
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.

A limited number of La Trobe College Excellence Scholarships are available, offering up to 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees. Learn More
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Cybersecurity (Business Operations) (093079G)

Duration :
2 years full-time Applicants with relevant experience and/or a cognate degree may be granted advanced standing, allowing them to accelerate their studies.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
AUD$32,000 indicative annual tuition fee for 2017 based on 120 credit points.
Campus
City
Year
2017
About this course
Designed in collaboration with our industry partners, our Master of Cybersecurity (Business Operations) is geared to keep pace with the information security demands of business, government, defence and law enforcement.

Information security has been identified as a top priority for executives of Australian companies. You'll learn to use analytics and risk management processes to inform key business practices. When you graduate, you'll be indispensable as the bridge between technical and managerial aspects of cybercrime prevention.

You'll undertake a set of foundation subjects to develop industry-relevant multidisciplinary skills before specialising in business operations. These subjects will cover fundamentals of cybersecurity, core knowledge about communication networks, crisis communication, the mindset and motives of hackers, auditing and risk mitigation, as well as legal and ethical frameworks.

The business operations stream will prepare you for the modern business environment which requires more complex data analysis than ever before. You'll learn predictive techniques and how to use analytics to gain knowledge and skills to align business needs and deliver meaningful outcomes.

This degree provides a pathway for existing business and information technology professionals seeking to start or progress their careers in the cybersecurity domain.
English Language Requirements
UG and PG (incl HDR) Option 1 - Academic 6.5, no band less than 6.0

International students need a minimum overall academic IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5.
Academic entry requirements
Students must have completed an Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline, or approved international equivalent.

Applicants must also be proficient in the English language with strong verbal and written communication skills.
Additional information
Some of the cybersecurity law subjects available as electives within this degree are currently only available during the Summer Semester.
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.

A limited number of La Trobe College Excellence Scholarships are available, offering up to 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees. Learn More
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Cybersecurity (Computer Science) (093078G)

Duration :
2 years full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
AU$32,000 indicative annual tuition fee for 2017 based on 120 credit points.
Campus
City
Year
2017
About this course
Designed in collaboration with our industry partners, our Master of Cybersecurity (Computer Science) is geared to keep pace with the information security demands of business, government, defence and law enforcement.

Combatting cybercrime demands innovation from skilled professionals. You'll develop advanced skills in cryptography, network security and digital forensics. You'll learn not only to respond to a threat, but to think like a hacker to manage and avert crises.

You'll do a set of foundation subjects to develop industry-relevant multidisciplinary skills before specialising in Computer Science. These subjects will cover fundamentals of cybersecurity, core knowledge in communication networks, crisis communication, the mindset and motives of hackers, auditing and risk mitigation, as well as legal and ethical frameworks.

This degree provides a pathway for existing information technology professionals seeking to start or progress their careers in the cybersecurity domain. It is also relevant to those looking to enter the IT profession who have no previous experience in cybersecurity.
English Language Requirements
UG and PG (incl HDR) Option 1 - Academic 6.5, no band less than 6.0

International students need a minimum overall academic IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5.
Academic entry requirements
Students must have completed an Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline, or approved international equivalent.

Applicants must also be proficient in the English language with strong verbal and written communication skills.
Additional information
Some of the cybersecurity law subjects available as electives within this degree, are currently only available during the Summer Semester.
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.

A limited number of La Trobe College Excellence Scholarships are available, offering up to 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees. Learn More
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Cybersecurity (Law) (093080C)

Duration :
2 years full-time. Applicants with relevant experience and/or a cognate degree may be granted advanced standing, allowing them to accelerate their studies.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
AUD$32,000 indicative annual tuition fee for 2017 based on 120 credit points.
Campus
City
Year
2017
About this course
Designed in collaboration with our industry partners, our Master of Cybersecurity (Law) is geared to keep pace with the information security demands of business, government, defence, law enforcement and law firms.

Organisations are not only faced with increased security risks, but the need for cybersecurity legal specialists and an understanding of privacy and regulations is becoming increasingly important.

The governance of the digital space calls for professionals with knowledge of legal and ethical contexts and technical expertise. You'll get a grounding in practical skills, and learn to apply them in policy formation, policing and international relations.

You'll do a set of foundation subjects to develop industry-relevant multidisciplinary skills before specialising in law. These subjects will cover fundamentals of cybersecurity, core knowledge about communication networks, crisis communication, the mindset and motives of hackers, auditing and risk mitigation, as well as legal and ethical frameworks.

Within the law specialisation, you will learn the importance of surveillance and privacy in the digital age as well as the threat of cyber terrorism and international warfare. This course also offers flexibility with a number of elective subjects available, allowing you to tailor the degree to your interests.

This degree provides a pathway for existing business and legal professionals seeking to commence or further progress their careers in the cybersecurity domain.
English Language Requirements
UG and PG (incl HDR) Option 1 - Academic 6.5, no band less than 6.0

International students need a minimum overall academic IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5.
Academic entry requirements
Students must have completed an Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline, or approved international equivalent.

Applicants must also be proficient in the English language with strong verbal and written communication skills.
Additional information
The cybersecurity law subjects within this degree are currently only available during the Summer Semester.
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.

A limited number of La Trobe College Excellence Scholarships are available, offering up to 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees. Learn More
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Data Science (092396B)

Duration :
2 years full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
31 000
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
The two-year Master of Data Science will prepare you for a contemporary and rewarding career interpreting and making use of messy data. Whether you're looking for a commercial career or you want to help solve society's most important challenges, this degree will give you a unique combination of technical skills and real-world application. It will enable you to traverse any industry, any issue, any geography. The course has been developed in partnership with industry and researchers, and is delivered by an academic team that is shaping practice in Victoria and internationally. You can choose to major in Bioinformatics, Big Data and Cloud Computing or Analytical Science. You can also choose electives studies in Business Analytics to extend your skills and experience.

Each major includes a set of core advanced subjects from computer science and mathematics/statistics disciplines and a number of specialised advanced subjects including big data high-performance programming, computational intelligence for analytics, cloud systems development, analysis of repeated measures data, meta-analysis, and bioinformatics technologies.
English Language Requirements
UG and PG (including HDR) Option 1: Academic 6.5, no band less than 6.0
Academic entry requirements
Students must have completed a degree equivalent to a degree from an Australian university in computer science, information technology, computer engineering, or science with a major in mathematics or statistics.
NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements 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.
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.

A limited number of La Trobe College Excellence Scholarships are available, offering up to 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees. Learn More
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Information Technology (Computer Networks) (049142D)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
See additional information
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
32 000
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Specialise in network administration with this two year Master of Information Technology (Computer Networks), enabling you to work across a range of businesses and organisations. Your studies will focus on data communications and networks, networks and system security, network design and management, application protocol, and wireless networks.

Seminars on IT-related ethical, professional and social issues are a key component of the degree. As well as lectures, you'll have opportunities to complete a software engineering project, an industry-related project or write a minor thesis on computer networks. You'll graduate with skills in Java programming and the fundamentals of IT-related mathematics, algorithms and data structures, and system design engineering.

Beside a strong practical grasp of computer networks, you'll also learn the skills to work effectively in project teams and how to plan and design networks.

Our partnerships with universities around the world will give you an opportunity to study overseas.
English Language Requirements
ELTS (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 the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

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
An Australian Bachelor's degree or approved international equivalent of three years or longer in any discipline. Knowledge of C programming is an advantage.
NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements 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.
Additional information
This course commences in Summer (October), Semester 1 (March), and Semester 2 (July). However if you want Advanced Standing (credit) for subjects including Professional Environment, Network Engineering Fundamentals and Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals, you cannot commence in the Summer Semester.

A seminar program is an integral part of the course. It covers ethical, professional, and social issues relevant to the IT industry. Tutorials are held throughout the year and attendance is required. Students who have not met this requirement will not be permitted to graduate.
Professional recognition
The Master of Information Technology (Computer Networks) is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Graduates of the Master of Information Technology (Computer Networks) may apply for membership with the Australian Computer Society. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
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.

A limited number of La Trobe College Excellence Scholarships are available, offering up to 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees. Learn More
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

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.

Your study experience

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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