Information technology

Why study Information technology?

Our postgraduate coursework program caters for IT graduates and students from other disciplines. Gain advanced knowledge and skills in IT, ICT and computer networks. You may combine your studies with a MBA.

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

There is a great demand for graduates in information and communication technology. Careers include systems analyst, information technology consultant, information systems administrator, software and applications trainer, systems engineering, security engineer and telecommunications. Graduates of the computer networks programs are prepared for work in data communications and networks, networks and systems security, network design, network management, application protocol, protocol and network engineering, and wireless networks. Double degree graduates with MBA are in demand for their business, management and IT skills. You can work in organisations specialising in hardware and software development, and in the design and development of technological systems such as computer networks, telecommunications and wireless systems.

Courses

Local students

2016 - apply now

Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Duration :
1 year part-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
City
Year
2016
About this course
The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics is a specialised degree that aims to give you the skills to solve the problems of modern businesses. This multi-disciplinary course draws upon knowledge and skills in business, statistics, computer science, and soft personal skills such as communication and critical thinking. The course covers foundation and advanced business analytics by using state-of-the-art tools to showcase the practical application of knowledge and skills. It also has a strong industry presence to ensure that you're kept up-to-date with the latest developments in this field.
Prerequisite
An Australian Bachelor's degree in a cognate 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.
Fee amount
$25,430 per 120 credit points.
Costs
Nil
How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2016.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- 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.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Business Analytics (Graduate Certificate)City

Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics

Duration :
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
City
Year
2016
About this course
The Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics is a specialised degree that aims to give you the skills to solve the problems of modern businesses. This multi-disciplinary course draws upon knowledge and skills in business, statistics, computer science, and soft personal skills such as communication and critical thinking. The course covers foundation and advanced business analytics by using state-of-the-art tools to showcase the practical application of knowledge and skills. It also has a strong industry presence to ensure that you're kept up-to-date with the latest developments in this field.
Prerequisite
An Australian Bachelor's degree in a cognate 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.
Fee amount
$25,430 per 120 credit points.
How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2016.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- 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.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Business Analytics (Graduate Diploma)City

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
2016
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.
Fee amount
$25,720 per 120 credit points.
How to apply

Applications for Semester 2, 2016 are now closed.

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

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

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
2016
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.
Fee amount
$25,720 per 120 credit points.
How to apply

Applications for Semester 2, 2016 are now closed.

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

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

Master of Business Analytics

Duration :
2 years full-time. Applicants with relevant experience and/or a cognate degree may be granted advanced standing, allowing them to complete the course in 1.5 years or less.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
City
Year
2016
About this course
The Master of Business Analytics is a specialised degree that aims to give you the skills to solve the problems of modern businesses. This multi-disciplinary course draws upon knowledge and skills in business, statistics, computer science, and soft personal skills such as communication and critical thinking. The course covers foundation and advanced business analytics by using state-of-the-art tools to showcase the practical application of knowledge and skills. It also has a strong industry presence to ensure that you're kept up-to-date with the latest developments in this field.
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.
Fee amount
$25,430 per 120 credit points.
How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2016.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- 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.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Business Analytics (Master)City

Master of Data Science

Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 2 (July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2016
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.
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

Applications for Semester 2, 2016 are now closed.

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

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

Master of Information and Communication Technology

Duration :
2 years full-time or up to 4 years part-time.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2016
About this course
The Master of Information and Communication Technology will give you the advanced skills and knowledge you need to take the next step in your ICT career.

In first year, you'll collaborate with a small team to plan and develop an industry-focused software or IT project. You'll also get to choose from a large selection of computer science, electronic engineering and networking elective subjects to deepen your knowledge in areas that interest you.

Throughout the course youll learn to develop smart solutions to real problems in a collaborative team setting, graduating with the full suite of relevant skills and knowledge required to get ahead in the global ICT job market. Among other things, you'll learn about project management, system design, testing and documentation.

You can complete your study in two years (standard duration) or fast-track it in 18 months (accelerated option).

According to joboutlook.gov.au, the steady job growth experienced in the area of ICT over the past five years is set to continue. 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.
Professional recognition
This degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. Graduates will be eligible for professional level membership.
Prerequisite
Australian Bachelor's degree or international equivalent, in computer science, information technology, computer engineering, electronic engineering or communication/telecommunication engineering with a credit average or higher
Fee amount
$17,800 per 120 credit points.

How to apply

Applications for Semester 2, 2016 are now closed.

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

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

Master of Information Technology

Duration :
2 years full-time or up to 4 years part-time.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2016
About this course
Our Master of Information Technology is designed for students without a background in IT. You'll build on your existing qualification, from any area, and develop the technical skills for a career in the IT sector.

You'll study computing fundamentals such as database systems, computer networks and programming before moving onto more advanced studies in software engineering, intelligent systems, internet computing and web-based and e-commerce computer networks. The course is focused on technical proficiency and will provide you with the skills to build and manage computer systems, including knowledge of Java for programming, algorithms and data structures, the fundamentals of system design engineering and fundamental IT-related mathematics.

A team project in software engineering is part of the course, and you have the option of completing a minor thesis if you wish to go on to a PhD.

Our partnerships with universities around the world will give you an opportunity to study overseas. When you graduate, you'll be eligible for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society.
Professional recognition
This degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. Graduates will be eligible for professional level membership.
Prerequisite
Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline, or approved
international equivalent
Fee amount
$25,720 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.
How to apply

Applications for Semester 2, 2016 are now closed.

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

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

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
2016
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. When you graduate, you'll be eligible for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society.
Professional recognition
This degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. Graduates will be eligible for professional level membership.
Prerequisite
Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline
Fee amount
$25,720 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 Semester 2, 2016 are now closed.

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

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

Master of Information Technology Management

Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
See additional information
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2016
About this course
Information technology is vital in every business endeavour, including marketing, sustainability and entrepreneurship. The sector appears everywhere from sports and education to law and science. Prepare for a management or leadership role in this vibrant industry with our two year Master of Information Technology Management. You'll be qualified to work in IT-related areas across the government, private or not-for-profit sectors.

The degree delivers both technical and management skills, with expertise and industry partnerships coming from our Department of Computer Science and business school.

Study projects provide opportunities for work experience to build your networks and expertise. Overseas study options are also possible with partner universities in over 30 countries.
Prerequisite
Applicants with demonstrated prior learning in the form of an Australian Bachelor's degree, which has provided a basic proficiency in programming, in computer science, information technology, computer engineering, or a degree determined to be equivalent by La Trobe University, and have completed management studies at an appropriate level, will be eligible to apply for advanced standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. Applicants without an undergraduate degree but with a demonstrated minimum of at least five years relevant and cognate business experience may be eligible to apply for advanced standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. 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.
Fee amount
$28,460 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
This course commences in Summer (October), Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (July). If you want to do postgraduate business courses in Summer (October) you must complete the full two years of the course with no Advanced Standing (credit). The Summer Semester will be taught only at the Melbourne Campus.
How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2016.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- 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.

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

2017

Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Duration :
1 year part-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus:
City
Year
2017
About this course
The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics is a specialised degree that aims to give you the skills to solve the problems of modern businesses. This multi-disciplinary course draws upon knowledge and skills in business, statistics, computer science, and soft personal skills such as communication and critical thinking. The course covers foundation and advanced business analytics by using state-of-the-art tools to showcase the practical application of knowledge and skills. It also has a strong industry presence to ensure that you're kept up-to-date with the latest developments in this field.
Prerequisite
An Australian Bachelor's degree in a cognate 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.
Fee amount
$27,250 per 120 credit points.
Costs
Nil
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- 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.
- email businessanalytics@latrobe.edu.au.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
0City

Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics

Duration :
1 year full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus:
Year
2017
About this course
The Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics is a specialised degree that aims to give you the skills to solve the problems of modern businesses. This multi-disciplinary course draws upon knowledge and skills in business, statistics, computer science, and soft personal skills such as communication and critical thinking. The course covers foundation and advanced business analytics by using state-of-the-art tools to showcase the practical application of knowledge and skills. It also has a strong industry presence to ensure that you're kept up-to-date with the latest developments in this field.
Prerequisite
An Australian Bachelor's degree in a cognate 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
$27,250 per 120 credit points.
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- 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
- email businessanalytics@latrobe.edu.au.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
1City

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.
Fee amount
$28,000 per 120 credit points.
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

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

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
Applications for 2017 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.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
3Melbourne

Master of Business Analytics

Duration :
2 years full-time. Applicants with relevant experience and/or a cognate degree may be granted advanced standing, allowing them to complete the course in 1.5 years or less.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
City
Year
2017
About this course
The Master of Business Analytics is a specialised degree that aims to give you the skills to solve the problems of modern businesses. This multi-disciplinary course draws upon knowledge and skills in business, statistics, computer science, and soft personal skills such as communication and critical thinking. The course covers foundation and advanced business analytics by using state-of-the-art tools to showcase the practical application of knowledge and skills. It also has a strong industry presence to ensure that you're kept up-to-date with the latest developments in this field.
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
$27,250 per 120 credit points.
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- 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.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
4City

Master of Data Science

Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
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.
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

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

- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
5Melbourne

Master of Information and Communication Technology

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
The Master of Information and Communication Technology will give you the advanced skills and knowledge you need to take the next step in your ICT career.

In first year, you'll collaborate with a small team to plan and develop an industry-focused software or IT project. You'll also get to choose from a large selection of computer science, electronic engineering and networking elective subjects to deepen your knowledge in areas that interest you.

Throughout the course youll learn to develop smart solutions to real problems in a collaborative team setting, graduating with the full suite of relevant skills and knowledge required to get ahead in the global ICT job market. Among other things, you'll learn about project management, system design, testing and documentation.

You can complete your study in two years (standard duration) or fast-track it in 18 months (accelerated option).

According to joboutlook.gov.au, the steady job growth experienced in the area of ICT over the past five years is set to continue. 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.

The normal structure of the course is for students to enrol in six 15-credit point subjects per year (90 credit points) for two years.
Professional recognition
This degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. Graduates will be eligible for professional level membership.
Prerequisite
Australian Bachelor's degree or international equivalent, in computer science, information technology, computer engineering, electronic engineering or communication/telecommunication engineering with a credit average or higher.
Fee amount
$18,750 per 120 credit points.

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

- ask us a question
- 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.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
6Melbourne

Master of Information Technology

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
Our Master of Information Technology is designed for students without a background in IT. You'll build on your existing qualification, from any area, and develop the technical skills for a career in the IT sector.

You'll study computing fundamentals such as database systems, computer networks and programming before moving onto more advanced studies in software engineering, intelligent systems, internet computing and web-based and e-commerce computer networks. The course is focused on technical proficiency and will provide you with the skills to build and manage computer systems, including knowledge of Java for programming, algorithms and data structures, the fundamentals of system design engineering and fundamental IT-related mathematics.

A team project in software engineering is part of the course, and you have the option of completing a minor thesis if you wish to go on to a PhD.

Our partnerships with universities around the world will give you an opportunity to study overseas. When you graduate, you'll be eligible for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society.
Professional recognition
This degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. Graduates will be eligible for professional level membership.
Prerequisite
Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline, or approved
international equivalent
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.
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- 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.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
7Melbourne

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. When you graduate, you'll be eligible for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society.
Professional recognition
This degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. Graduates will be eligible for professional level membership.
Prerequisite
Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline
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 2017 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.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
8Melbourne

Master of Information Technology Management

Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
See additional information
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Information technology is vital in every business endeavour, including marketing, sustainability and entrepreneurship. The sector appears everywhere from sports and education to law and science. Prepare for a management or leadership role in this vibrant industry with our two year Master of Information Technology Management. You'll be qualified to work in IT-related areas across the government, private or not-for-profit sectors.

The degree delivers both technical and management skills, with expertise and industry partnerships coming from our Department of Computer Science and business school.

Study projects provide opportunities for work experience to build your networks and expertise. Overseas study options are also possible with partner universities in over 30 countries.
Prerequisite
Applicants with demonstrated prior learning in the form of an Australian Bachelor's degree, which has provided a basic proficiency in programming, in computer science, information technology, computer engineering, or a degree determined to be equivalent by La Trobe University, and have completed management studies at an appropriate level, will be eligible to apply for advanced standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. Applicants without an undergraduate degree but with a demonstrated minimum of at least five years relevant and cognate business experience may be eligible to apply for advanced standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. 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.
Fee amount
$29,750 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
This course commences in Summer (October), Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (July). If you want to do postgraduate business courses in Summer (October) you must complete the full two years of the course with no Advanced Standing (credit). The Summer Semester will be taught only at the Melbourne Campus.
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- 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.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
9Melbourne

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) ā€“ 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.

You may be eligible for a Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship, which offers a 20% reduction on postgraduate course fees.

International students

2016 - apply now

Graduate Diploma in Computer Science (002096D)

Duration :
1 year
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
28 460
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2016
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.
Professional recognition
This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Computer Science (Graduate Diploma)Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (049582B)

Duration :
1 year
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
28 460
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2016
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.
Professional recognition
The course is accredited for associate level membership of the Australian Computer Society.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Information Technology (Graduate Diploma)Melbourne

Master of Business Analytics

Duration :
2 years.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
28 460
Campus
City
Year
2016
About this course
The Master of Business Analytics is a specialised degree that aims to give you the skills to solve the problems of modern businesses. This multi-disciplinary course draws upon knowledge and skills in business, statistics, computer science, and soft personal skills such as communication and critical thinking. The course covers foundation and advanced business analytics by using state-of-the-art tools to showcase the practical application of knowledge and skills. It also has a strong industry presence to ensure that you're kept up-to-date with the latest developments in this field.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.
Academic entry requirements
A recognised Bachelor's degree in any discipline.
Additional information
This course is offered in Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July), and Summer Semester (October). Students enrolling in the program with a cognate degree or relevant experience may submit documents for Advanced Standing, allowing them to complete the course in 1.5 years or less.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2016. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805, or email businessanalytics@latrobe.edu.au.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Business Analytics (Master)City

Master of Information and Communication Technology (061684F)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
See additional information
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
21,945 is the normal annual fee for this course. Find out more about EFTSL and fees at La Trobe University.
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2016
About this course
The Master of Information and Communication Technology will give you the advanced skills and knowledge you need to take the next step in your ICT career.

In first year, you'll collaborate with a small team to plan and develop an industry-focused software or IT project. You'll also get to choose from a large selection of computer science, electronic engineering and networking elective subjects to deepen your knowledge in areas that interest you.

Throughout the course youll learn to develop smart solutions to real problems in a collaborative team setting, graduating with the full suite of relevant skills and knowledge required to get ahead in the global ICT job market. Among other things, you'll learn about project management, system design, testing and documentation.

You can complete your study in two years (standard duration) or fast-track it in 18 months (accelerated option).

According to joboutlook.gov.au, the steady job growth experienced in the area of ICT over the past five years is set to continue. 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.
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 computer science, information technology, computer engineering or communication/telecommunication engineering, or approved international equivalent.
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 (October).
Professional recognition
This degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. Graduates will be eligible for professional level membership.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Information and Communication Technology (Master)Melbourne

Master of Information Technology (037928B)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
See additional information
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
29 260
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2016
About this course
Our Master of Information Technology is designed for students without a background in IT. You'll build on your existing qualification, from any area, and develop the technical skills for a career in the IT sector.

You'll study computing fundamentals such as database systems, computer networks and programming before moving onto more advanced studies in software engineering, intelligent systems, internet computing and web-based and e-commerce computer networks. The course is focused on technical proficiency and will provide you with the skills to build and manage computer systems, including knowledge of Java for programming, algorithms and data structures, the fundamentals of system design engineering and fundamental IT-related mathematics.

A team project in software engineering is part of the course, and you have the option of completing a minor thesis if you wish to go on to a PhD.

Our partnerships with universities around the world will give you an opportunity to study overseas. When you graduate, you'll be eligible for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society.
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, or approved international equivalent, in any discipline.
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.
Professional recognition
This degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. Graduates will be eligible for professional level membership.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Information Technology (Master)Melbourne

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

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
See additional information
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
29 260
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2016
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. When you graduate, you'll be eligible for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society.
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.
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
This degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. Graduates will be eligible for professional level membership.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Information Technology (Computer Networks) (Master)Melbourne

Master of Information Technology Management (080776M)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
29 260
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2016
About this course
Information technology is vital in every business endeavour, including marketing, sustainability and entrepreneurship. The sector appears everywhere from sports and education to law and science. Prepare for a management or leadership role in this vibrant industry with our two year Master of Information Technology Management. You'll be qualified to work in IT-related areas across the government, private or not-for-profit sectors.

The degree delivers both technical and management skills, with expertise and industry partnerships coming from our Department of Computer Science and business school.

Study projects provide opportunities for work experience to build your networks and expertise. Overseas study options are also possible with partner universities in over 30 countries.
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, which has provided a basic proficiency in programming, in computer science, information technology, computer engineering, or a degree determined to be equivalent by La Trobe University. Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with a demonstrated minimum of at least five years 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.
Additional information
This course commences in Summer (October), Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (July). If you want to do postgraduate business courses in Summer (October) you must complete the full two years of the course with no Advanced Standing (credit). The Summer Semester will be taught only at the Melbourne Campus.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Information Technology ManagementMelbourne

2017

Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Duration :
1 year part-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
31 000
Campus
City
Year
2017
About this course
The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics is a specialised degree that aims to give you the skills to solve the problems of modern businesses. This multi-disciplinary course draws upon knowledge and skills in business, statistics, computer science, and soft personal skills such as communication and critical thinking. The course covers foundation and advanced business analytics by using state-of-the-art tools to showcase the practical application of knowledge and skills. It also has a strong industry presence to ensure that you're kept up-to-date with the latest developments in this field.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.
Academic entry requirements
A recognised Bachelor's Degree in a cognate discipline.
Additional costs
Nil
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, or email businessanalytics@latrobe.edu.au.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Business Analytics (Graduate Certificate)City

Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (087776K)

Duration :
1 year
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
31 000
Campus
City
Year
2017
About this course
The Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics is a specialised degree that aims to give you the skills to solve the problems of modern businesses. This multi-disciplinary course draws upon knowledge and skills in business, statistics, computer science, and soft personal skills such as communication and critical thinking. The course covers foundation and advanced business analytics by using state-of-the-art tools to showcase the practical application of knowledge and skills. It also has a strong industry presence to ensure that you're kept up-to-date with the latest developments in this field.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.
Academic entry requirements
A recognised Bachelor's degree in a cognate discipline.
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, or email businessanalytics@latrobe.edu.au.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Business Analytics (Graduate Diploma)City

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.
Professional recognition
This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
Computer Science (Graduate Diploma)Melbourne

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
The course is accredited for associate level membership of the Australian Computer Society.
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
Information Technology (Graduate Diploma)Melbourne

Master of Business Analytics

Duration :
2 years.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
31 000
Campus
City
Year
2017
About this course
The Master of Business Analytics is a specialised degree that aims to give you the skills to solve the problems of modern businesses. This multi-disciplinary course draws upon knowledge and skills in business, statistics, computer science, and soft personal skills such as communication and critical thinking. The course covers foundation and advanced business analytics by using state-of-the-art tools to showcase the practical application of knowledge and skills. It also has a strong industry presence to ensure that you're kept up-to-date with the latest developments in this field.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.
Academic entry requirements
A recognised Bachelor's degree in any discipline.
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
Students enrolling in the program with a cognate degree or relevant experience may submit documents for Advanced Standing, allowing them to complete the course in 1.5 years or less.
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, or email businessanalytics@latrobe.edu.au.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
Business Analytics (Master)City

Master of Data Science (092396B)

Duration :
2 years full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (February)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
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.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Data Science (Master)Melbourne

Master of Information and Communication Technology (061684F)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
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Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
24 000. This is the normal annual fee for this course. Find out more about EFTSL and fees at La Trobe University.
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
The Master of Information and Communication Technology will give you the advanced skills and knowledge you need to take the next step in your ICT career.

In first year, you'll collaborate with a small team to plan and develop an industry-focused software or IT project. You'll also get to choose from a large selection of computer science, electronic engineering and networking elective subjects to deepen your knowledge in areas that interest you.

Throughout the course youll learn to develop smart solutions to real problems in a collaborative team setting, graduating with the full suite of relevant skills and knowledge required to get ahead in the global ICT job market. Among other things, you'll learn about project management, system design, testing and documentation.

You can complete your study in two years (standard duration) or fast-track it in 18 months (accelerated option).

According to joboutlook.gov.au, the steady job growth experienced in the area of ICT over the past five years is set to continue. 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.

The normal structure of the course is for students to enrol in six 15-credit point subjects per year (90 credit points) for two years.
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 computer science, information technology, computer engineering or communication/telecommunication engineering, or approved international equivalent.
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 (October).
Professional recognition
This degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. Graduates will be eligible for professional level membership.
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
Information and Communication Technology (Master)Melbourne

Master of Information Technology (037928B)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
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Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
31 500
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Our Master of Information Technology is designed for students without a background in IT. You'll build on your existing qualification, from any area, and develop the technical skills for a career in the IT sector.

You'll study computing fundamentals such as database systems, computer networks and programming before moving onto more advanced studies in software engineering, intelligent systems, internet computing and web-based and e-commerce computer networks. The course is focused on technical proficiency and will provide you with the skills to build and manage computer systems, including knowledge of Java for programming, algorithms and data structures, the fundamentals of system design engineering and fundamental IT-related mathematics.

A team project in software engineering is part of the course, and you have the option of completing a minor thesis if you wish to go on to a PhD.

Our partnerships with universities around the world will give you an opportunity to study overseas. When you graduate, you'll be eligible for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society.
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, or approved international equivalent, in any discipline.
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.
Professional recognition
This degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. Graduates will be eligible for professional level membership.
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
Information Technology (Master)Melbourne

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

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
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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. When you graduate, you'll be eligible for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society.
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.
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
This degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. Graduates will be eligible for professional level membership.
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
Information Technology (Computer Networks) (Master)Melbourne

Master of Information Technology Management (080776M)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
31 500
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Information technology is vital in every business endeavour, including marketing, sustainability and entrepreneurship. The sector appears everywhere from sports and education to law and science. Prepare for a management or leadership role in this vibrant industry with our two year Master of Information Technology Management. You'll be qualified to work in IT-related areas across the government, private or not-for-profit sectors.

The degree delivers both technical and management skills, with expertise and industry partnerships coming from our Department of Computer Science and business school.

Study projects provide opportunities for work experience to build your networks and expertise. Overseas study options are also possible with partner universities in over 30 countries.
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, which has provided a basic proficiency in programming, in computer science, information technology, computer engineering, or a degree determined to be equivalent by La Trobe University. Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with a demonstrated minimum of at least five years 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.
Additional information
This course commences in Summer (October), Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (July). If you want to do postgraduate business courses in Summer (October) you must complete the full two years of the course with no Advanced Standing (credit). The Summer Semester will be taught only at the Melbourne Campus.
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
Information Technology ManagementMelbourne

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Fees and scholarships

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

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

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Information technology placements

Some elective subjects include an industry placement in a team-based project.

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

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