Online now, on campus later: How you can get started on your next degree

Online now, on campus later: How you can get started on your next degree

Thinking about upskilling with a postgraduate degree? La Trobe is open for business. And engineering. And IT. And every other degree we offer across all our disciplines.

When you apply to study at La Trobe, you’ll be able to dive into your degree right away. That’s because we’ve transitioned our face-to-face classes to online delivery. This includes lectures, tutorials and classes that don’t need you to be present in the room.

Our number one priority is the safety of our staff and students, present and future. By supporting social distancing, our current online class delivery is part of this commitment.

But this decision also helps you study as many subjects as possible right now without having to come onto campus. You’ll work towards graduation from day one of your degree, then join us on campus when we transition back to in-person teaching.

An excellent education, wherever you are

We’re committed to giving you a quality learning experience, whether on campus or online.

We already have a proven history of delivering high-quality online degrees: our online MBA is one of the best in Australia, and ranks as number 32 in the world.1 So while your course’s classes are online, you can be confident you’re getting an excellent education.

What does this mean for you? It means that while you’re studying remotely, you’ll cover the same course content as you would on campus. You’ll be taught by the same expert academics. You’ll still learn face-to-face, through video lectures and class groups, to develop the technical expertise our degrees always offer.

Already heard about our first-rate facilities? That includes our virtual spaces. You’ll have access to the learning resources you need to build your knowledge. Our subject coordinators and teachers are ensuring that all learning materials are available online. And through our library website, you’ll be able to access international online resources like e-books, research papers and journals.

We’re confident our current focus on online delivery will still benefit you long after we’ve returned to face-to-face teaching. The changes we’re implementing now will make your learning experience even better across the entire span of your degree.

Online class delivery also gives you a unique opportunity to prepare for tomorrow’s workplaces. Life via video conference? Online collaboration on vital projects? This is how you’ll build the transferable skills and experience to work remotely in any job, whatever the future holds.

We know that some aspects of our courses may still need to adapt further. Academic start dates and subject availabilities might be adjusted so you can keep progressing. Access to opportunities like work placements might be limited during some periods, based on the advice of health authorities.

But our commitment to giving you an excellent learning experience won’t change. And we’ll always let you know as soon as possible if we’re making changes to our courses.

Look forward to campus life

There’s a lot of reasons to study at La Trobe. The on-campus experience is definitely one of them.

So, once we’re able, our classes will revert to face-to-face delivery. When we do, you’ll be able to access all the on-campus benefits of studying at La Trobe.

That means forward-thinking facilities with the equipment and tools you’ll use in your career, including simulation spaces like a business trading floor and allied health facilities. It also means becoming a part of our welcoming, supportive campus culture.

Can’t wait for campus life? The La Trobe Student Union is hosting a range of fun online events like trivia and movie nights. By the time you’re studying on campus, you’ll already have a network of friends and classmates.

Looking to add to your qualifications with a postgraduate degree? Now’s a great time to start. Apply now for our Semester 2 2020 intake so you can study your degree online now and on campus later.

1. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2019, QS Online MBA Rankings 2019

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