La Trobe University

Bachelor of Information Technology

Overview

Semester starts
March and July (all campuses), November (Sydney Campus only)
Duration
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent (all campuses)
Annual tuition fee (A$)
31 200

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

Subject prerequisites

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.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

Career outcomes

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.

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

Annual tuition fee (A$)

31 200

Scholarships

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

Melbourne and regional campuses: Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

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.

Additional information

CRICOS code 049940G is for students studying at Bendigo, Melbourne and Sydney. CRICOS code 091998F is for students studying at Chisholm Dandenong.

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