La Trobe University

Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional)

Overview

2018 'Clearly In' ATAR*
Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration
3.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
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 degree is designed in consultation with technology industry professionals and offers you the chance to complete a 40-week work placement as part of your third year. You can also choose to complete a cadetship, which provides additional paid part-time work as you complete your studies. These experiences give you the chance to work under the supervision of practicing IT professionals and learn how to apply your knowledge in the workplace.

Along with this strong industry focus and a solid grounding in IT-specific subjects, we also offer a selection of business subjects that can be completed at any stage of your degree.

Your IT studies will cover software development, database programming, and networking. You'll develop an understanding of infrastructure technology, operating systems and visual information systems, and have the option to focus your studies on areas that interest you such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), programming or web applications.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Minimum ATAR of 80.00. VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.

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

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.

Subject bonus

A study score of 25 in any Information Technology, Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS), Maths: Specialist 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.

Career outcomes

With your IT knowledge and skills in marketing, finance and economics, you'll find work across small and medium-sized enterprises as well as in larger organisations assisting with web development, programming, and software engineering. You may also take on research roles in AI, app development or gaming.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional) is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional) 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

Applications for Semester 2, 2018 will open soon.

Applications for Semester 1, 2019 will open later this year.

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Additional information

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See Student Handbook for more details

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