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Stand out in one of the fastest-growing industries in Australia by studying a degree that gives you the broad skills and technical know-how for success.

Our partnerships with a range of professional organisations, our academic staff and industry experts helps us design our course with your future career in mind. The Bachelor of Information Technology on the Bendigo and Bundoora (Melbourne) campuses is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

Learn how to plan, manage and develop projects, software, websites and IT systems. You'll also learn how to implement technical programs, including e-commerce, data systems and mobile applications, and deal with social and ethical issues.

Choose to combine your studies in IT with another discipline from across the university, and have your previous work experience recognised by our Industry Based Learning program. Strengthen your ability to develop ideas and devise solutions, with the opportunity to undertake industry-based projects and the chance to work in the IT industry.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology may apply for membership with the ACS. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Becoming a member in a professional body can broaden your career options and increase your value to employers.

Career opportunities

Turn your passion for ICT into a rewarding and exciting career. At La Trobe we guide you towards graduation and beyond. With strong growth in the industry you could work in a diverse range of roles, such as:

  • systems analysist
  • analyst programmer
  • database manager
  • software engineering and strategist
  • technology manager
  • web developer
  • systems marketer.

Career opportunities are available for graduates in a wide range of sectors including:

  • banking
  • marketing
  • transportation
  • education.

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Bachelor of Information Technology

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR*:
Bendigo 50.7
Melbourne 50.15
Other N/A
Sydney N/A
Duration:
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Prerequisites:
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. 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.
Professional recognition:
The Bachelor of Information Technology on the Bendigo and Bundoora (Melbourne) campuses is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology may apply for membership with the ACS. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
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 Information Technology, any 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:
You can study this course through our Regional Reward. 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:

Sample course structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Academic Integrity Module (online)
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education (online)
  • Inside Information Technology
  • Data-based Critical Thinking
  • Programming Environment

Semester 1 or 2

  • Students choose first year level elective subjects to the value of 45 credit points.

Semester 2

  • Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals
  • Information Systems

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Intermediate Object Oriented Programming
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Database Fundamentals

Semester 1 or 2

  • Students choose second year level Computer Science subjects to the value of 15 credit points.
  • Students choose second year level elective subjects to the value of 45 credit points

Semester 2

  • IS Development

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Industry Project 3A*

Semester 1 or 2

  • Students choose third year level Computer Science subjects to the value of 30 credit points
  • Students choose third year level elective subjects to the value of 45 credit points

Semester 2

  • Industry Project 3B*
  • Professional Environment

*Both industry project subjects must be taken in one academic year

This sample course structure is only indicative. For an up to date version please consult the Handbook.

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Choose Bachelor of Information Technology at La Trobe

Stand out in one of the fastest-growing industries in Australia by studying a degree that gives you the broad skills and technical know-how for success.

Our partnerships with a range of professional organisations, our academic staff and industry experts helps us design our course with your future career in mind.

Learn how to plan, manage and develop projects, software, websites and IT systems. You will also learn how to implement technical programs, including e-commerce, data systems and mobile applications, and deal with social and ethical issues.

Choose to combine your studies in IT with another discipline from across the university, and have your previous work experience recognised by our Industry Based Learning program. Strengthen your ability to develop ideas and devise solutions, with the opportunity to undertake industry-based projects and the chance to work in the IT industry .

The Bachelor of Information Technology  is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).  Graduates may apply for membership with the ACS. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree.Becoming a member in a professional body can broaden your career options and increase your value to employers.

Career opportunities

Turn your passion for ICT into a rewarding and exciting career. At La Trobe we guide you towards graduation and beyond. With strong growth in the industry you could work in a diverse range of roles, such as:

  • systems analysist
  • analyst programmer
  • database manager
  • software engineering and strategist
  • technology manager
  • web developer.

Career opportunities are available for graduates in a wide range of sectors including:

  • banking
  • education
  • marketing
  • transportation.

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Course details for international students

Bachelor of Information Technology (049940G/091998F)

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
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Fees amount ($A):
31 200
Campus:
Bendigo; Melbourne; Sydney
Duration:
3 years
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.
Special requirements:
You'll be required to complete at least 12 weeks of certified practical experience before being deemed to have completed the course, so you're advised to ensure you have the correct visa to undertake this work placement.
Professional recognition:
The Bachelor of Information Technology on the Bendigo and Bundoora (Melbourne) campuses is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology may apply for membership with the ACS. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Additional information:
Semester 1 and 2 Sydney Campus only available Semester 1 CRICOS code 049940G is for students studying at Bendigo, Melbourne and Sydney. CRICOS code 091998F is for students studying at Dandenong.
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:

Sample course structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Academic Integrity Module (online)
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education (online)
  • Inside Information Technology
  • Data-based Critical Thinking
  • Programming Environment

Semester 1 or 2

  • Students choose first year level elective subjects to the value of 45 credit points.

Semester 2

  • Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals
  • Information Systems

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Intermediate Object Oriented Programming
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Database Fundamentals

Semester 1 or 2

  • Students choose second year level Computer Science subjects to the value of 15 credit points.
  • Students choose second year level elective subjects to the value of 45 credit points

Semester 2

  • IS Development

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Industry Project 3A*

Semester 1 or 2

  • Students choose third year level Computer Science subjects to the value of 30 credit points
  • Students choose third year level elective subjects to the value of 45 credit points

Semester 2

  • Industry Project 3B*
  • Professional Environment

*Both industry project subjects must be taken in one academic year

This sample course structure is only indicative. For an up to date version please consult the Handbook.

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