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.

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Your study experience

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

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.