Bachelor of Information Technology
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.
VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.
HSC: One of English (Standard), English (Advanced) (Band 2), English as a Second Language (Band 3).
English language requirement
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;
TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;
TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;
Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;
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): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;
or approved international equivalent.
Graduates can develop innovative solutions through the effective use of IT tools, and critically analyse domain-specific problems in various industry sectors, such as banking, marketing, health, education, government and transportation. Our current industry partners offer a number of cadetships or Industry Based Learning (IBL) scholarships to our high-achieving students each year. Career opportunities include systems analyst, analyst programmer, database manager, software engineer, and strategist and systems marketer.
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
Annual tuition fee (A$)
Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
Sydney Campus: Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 2 9397 7600.
Please apply through VTAC if you’re completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if you’re completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
CRICOS code: 049940G/091998F