Information Systems

Why study Information Systems?

Our Master's program emphasises the management of information systems and the computer technology that helps managers make decisions. Study the design, maintenance and use of software and applications in organisations as well as data modelling, databases, data communication systems and software engineering.

Specialised subjects include intelligent computing systems, cooperating computer systems, artificial intelligence, games technology, network engineering, software systems and web development. 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 below to see what professional registration and membership options exist.

See Research 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

Graduates are prepared for careers in IT consultancy, business strategy, systems analysis, business analysis, project management, information systems management, database management, IT sales and marketing.

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 - apply now

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
Duration :
1 year full-time or up to 5 years part-time.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
This course aims to provide a general professional qualification in information technology (IT) to graduates with a grounding in the discipline who seek to broaden or deepen their knowledge of using computers. Core subjects provide a foundation in information systems, software development and computer networking.
Prerequisite
Australian Bachelor's degree in a discipline other than computer science, or approved international equivalent. You may also be considered if you have other tertiary qualifications, provided that you have relevant work experience.
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.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 2, 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.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If youre a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
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 Business Information Management and Systems
Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
See additional information
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Studying the Master of Business Information Management and Systems will give you a greater understanding of the technologies and knowledge required for a successful career in business IT.

We're recognised both nationally and internationally for excellence in information and communication technology (ICT). Our course was developed with industry experts and is structured to meet the accreditation requirements of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

We have strong industry partnerships with organisations such as Infosys, Telstra, SAP and SAS. This means you'll experience industry-based learning with leaders in their field.

Studying at our Melbourne Campus, you'll gain transferable skills in data analysis, ICT problem-solving and system development. You'll also learn business information processes, planning and project management. Real-world business intelligence projects will give you the hands-on experience youll need to make smart business decisions as a professional in this area.

Globally, there is high demand for postgraduate-level IT development and management specialists and information systems analysts. Our graduates are working as program coordinators, Agile test analysts, business analysts, fraud analysts, visualisation analysts and ICT managers.
Professional recognition
The Master of Business Information Management and Systems is accredited by the Australian Computer Society until 2019. 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.
Prerequisite
An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the university may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

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
$28,250 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
This course is offered in Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July) and Summer Semester (October).

Applicants with demonstrated prior learning in the form of an Australian Bachelor's degree in a business-related field or an approved equivalent qualification will be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing (credit) for the four foundation subjects. Applicants without an undergraduate degree but with a demonstrated minimum of at least five years relevant and cognate business experience will be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing for the four foundation subjects. In making an offer of Advanced Standing to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and/or employment experience.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 2, 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.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
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). Graduates of the Master of Information Technology (Computer Networks) 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.
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 2, 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.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If youre a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.

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 Professional Accounting (Information Systems Management)
Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
The Master of Professional Accounting (Information Systems Management) builds on the Master of Professional Accounting, which is designed to give you a thorough understanding of accounting concepts as they are applied to diverse business environments. The Information Systems Management specialisation will equip you with the skills and knowledge to give you a greater understanding of the technologies and knowledge required for a successful career in business IT. It is an ideal course for those wanting to seek employment within the accounting profession with an intimate knowledge of data analytical tools.
Professional recognition
The Master of Professional Accounting (Information Systems Management) is accredited by CPA Australia. Membership 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.
Prerequisite
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.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 2, 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.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
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:

2018

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
Duration :
1 year full-time or up to 5 years part-time.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
This course aims to provide a general professional qualification in information technology (IT) to graduates with a grounding in the discipline who seek to broaden or deepen their knowledge of using computers. Core subjects provide a foundation in information systems, software development and computer networking.
Prerequisite
Australian Bachelor's degree in a discipline other than computer science, or approved international equivalent. You may also be considered if you have other tertiary qualifications, provided that you have relevant work experience.
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.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year.

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.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If youre a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
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
2018
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). Graduates of the Master of Information Technology (Computer Networks) 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.
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
Applications for 2018 will open later this year.

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.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If youre a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
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 Professional Accounting (Information Systems Management)
Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
The Master of Professional Accounting (Information Systems Management) builds on the Master of Professional Accounting, which is designed to give you a thorough understanding of accounting concepts as they are applied to diverse business environments. The Information Systems Management specialisation will equip you with the skills and knowledge to give you a greater understanding of the technologies and knowledge required for a successful career in business IT. It is an ideal course for those wanting to seek employment within the accounting profession with an intimate knowledge of data analytical tools.
Professional recognition
The Master of Professional Accounting (Information Systems Management) is accredited by CPA Australia. Membership 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.
Prerequisite
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.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year.

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.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.

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 - apply now

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (049582B)

Duration :
1 year
Semester starts :
See additional information
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
31 500
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
This course aims to provide a general professional qualification in information technology (IT) to graduates with a grounding in the discipline who seek to broaden or deepen their knowledge of using computers. Core subjects provide a foundation in information systems, software development and computer networking.
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
An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline, or approved international equivalent.
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.
Professional recognition
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (049582B) may apply for associate 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
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
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 Business Information Management and Systems (059103F)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
30 000
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Studying the Master of Business Information Management and Systems will give you a greater understanding of the technologies and knowledge required for a successful career in business IT.

We're recognised both nationally and internationally for excellence in information and communication technology (ICT). Our course was developed with industry experts and is structured to meet the accreditation requirements of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

We have strong industry partnerships with organisations such as Infosys, Telstra, SAP and SAS. This means you'll experience industry-based learning with leaders in their field.

Studying at our Melbourne Campus, you'll gain transferable skills in data analysis, ICT problem-solving and system development. You'll also learn business information processes, planning and project management. Real-world business intelligence projects will give you the hands-on experience youll need to make smart business decisions as a professional in this area.

Globally, there is high demand for postgraduate-level IT development and management specialists and information systems analysts. Our graduates are working as program coordinators, Agile test analysts, business analysts, fraud analysts, visualisation analysts and ICT managers.
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 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 Master's level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience. (Optional) The Bachelor degree (or equivalent) must be deemed cognate to gain entry to a 1.5 year Master degree, otherwise, the applicant will be considered for a 2 year Master degree program.

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.
Professional recognition
The Master of Business Information Management and Systems is accredited by the Australian Computer Society until 2019. 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.

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.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
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). Graduates of the Master of Information Technology (Computer Networks) 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.
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.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If youre a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
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 Professional Accounting (Information Systems Management) (092922G)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
The Master of Professional Accounting (Information Systems Management) builds on the Master of Professional Accounting, which is designed to give you a thorough understanding of accounting concepts as they are applied to diverse business environments. The Information Systems Management specialisation will equip you with the skills and knowledge to give you a greater understanding of the technologies and knowledge required for a successful career in business IT. It is an ideal course for those wanting to seek employment within the accounting profession with an intimate knowledge of data analytical tools.
English Language Requirements
UG and PG (incl HDR) Option 1 - Academic 6.5, no band less than 6.0
Academic entry requirements
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.
Professional recognition
The Master of Professional Accounting (Information Systems Management) is accredited by CPA Australia. Membership 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.
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.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
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:

2018

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (049582B)

Duration :
1 year
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
TBC (2017 indicative fee $31 500)
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
This course aims to provide a general professional qualification in information technology (IT) to graduates with a grounding in the discipline who seek to broaden or deepen their knowledge of using computers. Core subjects provide a foundation in information systems, software development and computer networking.
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
An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline, or approved international equivalent.
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.
Professional recognition
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (049582B) may apply for associate 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 2018 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.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
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$) :
TBC (2017 indicative fee $32 000)
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2018
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). Graduates of the Master of Information Technology (Computer Networks) 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.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 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.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If youre a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
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 Professional Accounting (Information Systems Management) (092922G)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
The Master of Professional Accounting (Information Systems Management) builds on the Master of Professional Accounting, which is designed to give you a thorough understanding of accounting concepts as they are applied to diverse business environments. The Information Systems Management specialisation will equip you with the skills and knowledge to give you a greater understanding of the technologies and knowledge required for a successful career in business IT. It is an ideal course for those wanting to seek employment within the accounting profession with an intimate knowledge of data analytical tools.
English Language Requirements
UG and PG (incl HDR) Option 1 - Academic 6.5, no band less than 6.0
Academic entry requirements
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.
Professional recognition
The Master of Professional Accounting (Information Systems Management) is accredited by CPA Australia. Membership 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.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 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.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.

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 Information Systems.

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