Master of Information Technology

La Trobe University

Program Description

Master of Information Technology

La Trobe University

Our Master of Information Technology is designed for students without a background in IT. You'll build on your existing qualification, from any area, and develop the technical skills for a career in the IT sector.

You'll study computing fundamentals such as database systems, computer networks and programming before moving onto more advanced studies in software engineering, intelligent systems, internet computing and web-based and e-commerce computer networks. The course is focused on technical proficiency and will provide you with the skills to build and manage computer systems, including knowledge of Java for programming, algorithms and data structures, the fundamentals of system design engineering and fundamental IT-related mathematics.

A team project in software engineering is part of the course, and you have the option of completing a minor thesis if you wish to go on to a PhD.

Our partnerships with universities around the world will give you an opportunity to study overseas. When you graduate, you'll be eligible for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society.

English Language Requirements

IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

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): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.

Academic entry requirements

An Australian Bachelor's degree, or approved international equivalent, in any discipline.

Additional information

This course commences in Summer (October), Semester 1 (March), and Semester 2 (July). However if you want Advanced Standing (credit) for subjects including Professional Environment, Network Engineering Fundamentals and Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals, you cannot commence in the Summer Semester.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited for professional level membership of the Australian Computer Society.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 7, 2016
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2 years
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Australia Melbourne, Victoria
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