La Trobe University

Bachelor of Information Technology

Overview

ATAR*
Start dates
March and July (all campuses), November (Sydney Campus only) 2018
Duration
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent (all campuses)
Fees and costs
Please check out our Fee calculator for an estimation of course fees.

*N/A: Not applicable, N/P: Not published, NC: New course, RC: Range of criteria.
Additional information on the 2018 intake is now available at the ATAR Wizard.

This three-year degree has a strong focus on industry projects, giving you the chance to develop a medium-sized software program in your final year.

Your subjects will cover social and ethical issues such as computer hacking, software piracy and security breaches along with IT fundamentals. You'll also gain skills in project management, project estimation, documentation and report evaluation through the theoretical side of these core subjects.

Your IT studies will include web and software development, IT systems analysis, design, programming and networking. In these classes you'll develop an understanding of infrastructure technology, planning and management and develop ways to understand systems and implement technical programs including e-commerce, data systems and mobile applications.

You can combine your IT skills with business, social sciences and humanities through elective subjects or refine your IT skills further in web engineering, computer technology, security and information systems analysis.

You may be selected for our Honours program based on your academic performance. You may also receive the chance to work part-time for a large-scale organisation during your degree, gaining credit points for your work. Scholarships of up to $6000 may be offered by the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology.

This course is also delivered in partnership with Chisholm at Chisholm at 311. For more information please visit the Chisholm website.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

HSC: One of English (Standard), English (Advanced) (Band 2), English as a Second Language (Band 3).

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.

Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements

VCE: Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. HSC: Relevant paid or unpaid work experience will be considered. You must provide a statement outlining relevant paid and/or unpaid work experience, education and motivation to undertake the course.

Subject bonus

A study score of 25 in any Information Technology, any Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.

*The presentation of entry requirements is currently transitioning to the new Australian Government admissions transparency format. Please check back in July for the new statement.

Career outcomes

Once you graduate, you'll be ready to manage communication between upper management and technology specialists. Your work could also involve web development and programming, database and server management, software engineering and research for domain-specific, problem-solving sectors such as banking, marketing, transportation and education.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Information Technology on the Bendigo and Bundoora (Melbourne) campuses is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology may apply for membership with the ACS. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and costs

Course fees

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018 or Summer Semester, 2018/19.



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