Computer science

Why study Computer science?

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

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

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

Career opportunities

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


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Your study experience

Overseas study opportunities

As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. View all staff in the College of Science, Health and Engineering.