Master of Information and Communication Technology

Choose Information and Communication Technology at La Trobe

  • Get the advanced skills and knowledge you need to launch a global career in ICT.
  • Tap into an industry with great employment opportunities and high expected growth.
  • Develop high-level capabilities through a range of practical IT, software, and industry-based projects.
  • Fast-track your studies with our 18-month accelerated option.
  • Take your study overseas with one of our partner universities.
  • Follow your own interests as you choose from a huge range of computer science, electronic engineering and networking electives.
  • Graduate with a high-level ICT qualification that is sought after by a range of industries and organisations.

Career outcomes

According to, the steady job growth currently experienced in the area of ICT is set to continue in coming years. A global demand for skilled ICT professionals means that, as a graduate, you'll be sought-after for a diverse range of roles across multiple sectors around the world.

Our Master of ICT equips you for management, research and development roles in:

  • systems and security engineering
  • software and hardware
  • network design, management and engineering
  • data communications
  • telecommunications
  • application protocol
  • wireless networks, and more.

It also prepares you for roles as:

  • systems analysts
  • information technology consultants
  • information systems administrators
  • software and applications trainers
  • systems engineers
  • security engineers, and more.

La Trobe designs its courses with your future career in mind and partners with a range of professional organisations for accreditation and registration. Refer to the detail for each course to see what professional registration and membership options exist.

What you'll learn

The course is designed to provide you with a diverse range of computer science and electronic engineering skills, plus the opportunity to focus on specific areas thanks to a large range of electives in computer science, networking and electronic engineering.

Throughout the program you'll work in teams to develop solutions to real problems and learn about project management, system design, testing and documentation.

How to apply


Find out how to apply direct to La Trobe.


Find out about how to apply as an international student.


Course structure

You will enrol in 45 credit points per semester for four semesters (two years).

Year 1Semester 1Semester 2
 Academic Integrity Module (online)Network, Systems and Web Security
 Intermediate Network EngineeringProgramming for Engineers and Scientists
 Professional EnvironmentEntrepreneurship in IT
Year 2Semester 1Semester 2
 Pervasive Network DesignAdvanced Network Engineering
 Wireless Network EngineeringInformation Technology Project

For information regarding course accreditation, registration or memberships, please refer to the course details.

Inside look

Maria Camila Gonzalez Yanez is a Master of Information and Communication Technology student at La Trobe. Maria highly recommends the industry project component of the course. 'It gives you a better understanding and a more profound understanding of the different topics that you have in IT, so you get into networking or software. You get more hands-on experience.'

The Hooper Memorial Student Project Seminar is an opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate ICT students to share their work and network with industry people. Maria recently presented her industry project at the Hooper Seminar and welcomed the opportunity to connect with people in the industry.

'At this event I'm hoping to get more experience presenting to a crowd that is professionals, not only students.'

Student Projects Showcase

Find out more about La Trobe's student projects.

Feature staff

Dr Torab Torabi

Dr Torabi is a Senior Lecturer and industry project coordinator at La Trobe. He has over seven years' industry experience (including his work with General Electric Company) and has co-authored more than forty journal and conference papers in software engineering and mobile computing.

He has supervised and coordinated more than 50 research projects including supervision of many postgraduate students. Dr Torabi was received both the Vice Chancellor's and the Dean's Awards for Teaching Excellence in 2007.

See Dr Torabi's full staff profile.

Professor Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen

Professor Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen is Professor, Chair and Director of Research with the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at La Trobe. Her research interests include artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, computational intelligence and more. To date, she has secured over 30 research grants worth over $8 million and has over 200 publications.

Her current research project, Advanced analytics utilising conjoint mining of data and content with applications in business, bio-medicine and electrical power systems is funded by an ARC Discovery Project grant.

See Dr Chen's full staff profile.

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