Master of Information Technology
La Trobe University
AUD 38,200 / per year **
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Become an IT specialist.
Information technology (IT) has become a fundamental part of almost every industry. Fast-track the career you want with a degree accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
La Trobe's Master of Information Technology allows you to ride the IT wave and set yourself up for a successful tech career.
This degree builds your technical expertise and gives you a strong, industry-standard IT skill set. It's also flexible – you'll have the opportunity to specialise in one of several booming areas, including software engineering, cloud analytics, digital media, networking, artificial intelligence, digital health or cybersecurity.
Your degree is designed to ensure the skills you build are well-suited to future industry needs. Your teachers are IT professionals who'll share industry insights and make sure you graduate ready to work.
Shape your degree to fit your personal and professional goals with a range of electives. Build expertise in areas that interest you, such as app development, artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship, Internet of Things (IoT), user experience design, cybersecurity and more.
Supplement your skills with free certifications through our partnership with Microsoft. Administered via on-campus exams, these certifications give you practical skills you can apply in a wide range of industries and workplaces.
From day one, hands-on experience is top priority. Our state-of-the-art on-campus CISCO labs offer a wide range of networking capabilities – and they're available to you 24/7. We're also home to the Centre for Technology Infusion and the La Trobe Cyber Security Research Hub.
An industry development project or work-based placement will cement your learning and prepare you to launch your career. Alternatively, if you have a research career in your sights, you can pursue an applied research project or an industry-based thesis.
Early exit points mean that every part of your degree contributes to your future career. Exit after six months with a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Fundamentals, if you choose.
- Specialise in a high-growth area of IT – choose from cloud analytics, networking, artificial intelligence or cybersecurity.
- Get hands-on experience in our specialist facilities, including the state-of-the-art CISCO labs, and through our partnerships with CISCO and Microsoft.
- Complement your degree with free certifications from our partner Microsoft, applicable in a wide range of industries and completed via on-campus exams.
- Database, networks and programming
Gain essential skills in programming, mobile app development, logic and data structures, and computer architecture.
- Software engineering and intelligent systems
Develop your software engineering skills and learn full stack web development, including front-end and software development.
- Internet computing
Learn cloud computing, programming languages and system design.
- IT-related logical thinking
Improve your Java knowledge and skills for programming, algorithms and data structures that work.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree.
The Master of Information Technology provides the skills you need for a successful career in IT. Possible roles include:
- Senior programmer
Use your extensive knowledge of programming languages to engineering solutions in artificial intelligence, cloud computing, smart systems, software programs and more.
- Network engineer
Design, organise, configure and troubleshoot networks. Design and maintain equipment for voice and data.
- Full stack developer
Administer the front end, back end and server side of websites and IT systems.
- IT administrator
Design, maintain and manage IT systems within a wide range of organisations and businesses.
- ICT security specialist
Use your broad technical knowledge in cybersecurity to maintain, improve and uphold cybersecurity IT systems for your organisation.
Salaries for full stack developers in Australia range from an average of $A79 000 to upwards of $A115 000*.
*PayScale, 2021, Average Full Stack Software Developer Salary in Australia
The Master of Information Technology offered on the Melbourne (Bundoora) and Bendigo campuses are accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Graduates of the Master 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 note, the following course structure is indicative and subject to change depending on your course location, offer year or how you tailor your course with specialisations, majors, minors and electives. Structures for the following year are not normally finalised until October, so the sample provided is based on the most recently approved structure.
To qualify for the award of Master of Information Technology, students must complete a total of 240 credit points across 2 years.
Year 1 requires the completion of 120 credit points
- 90 credit points from chosen Core
- 15 credit points from chosen Core choice
- 15 credit points from chosen Electives
Year 2 requires the completion of 120 credit points
- 30 credit points from chosen Core
- 30 credit points from chosen Core choice
- 60 credit points from chosen Specialisation
Core choice subjects are one or more subject groups you need to select in your course. Core choice subjects may be specific to your course, major, minor, specialisation or other learning requirements.
Students to select one learning pathway from the list below.
- Industry based learning
Specialisations (StudyFlex available)
A specialisation is a sequence of related subjects studied in your course. In some courses, you need to complete at least one specialisation to attain your degree.
Students to select one specialisation
- Artificial intelligence
- Cloud analytics
- Cybersecurity StudyFlex
- Digital health StudyFlex
- Digital media
- Software engineering
Scholarships and Funding
Studying overseas can offer you a range of exciting opportunities.
But it’s important you’re prepared for the costs involved. You’ll need to manage tuition fees and costs of living, as well as other potential expenses associated with the overseas study. Here’s the good news: we offer a wide range of scholarships that can help you out.
International study is a big decision, especially when the future can look a little uncertain. So we’ve designed our range of scholarships to give you the support you need in a changing world. Our generous scholarships mean you can access financial support to study with us. From tuition fee reductions to cash grants, these scholarships recognise your achievements and reward your commitment to your future. We’ve increased the range and amount of scholarships we offer, so whether you’re interested in undergraduate and postgraduate coursework or postgraduate research, there’s a La Trobe scholarship for you.
La Trobe International scholarships
La Trobe International Scholarships reward your academic excellence by offering up to a 25 per cent reduction on tuition fees for the normal duration of your course.
Destination Australia scholarships
This Australian Government initiative supports new international students to study in regional Australia and is worth up to AU$ 15,000 per year.
If you study at one of our regional campuses, you could be eligible for a one-off payment of AU$ 5,000, which will be deducted from your first-semester tuition fees.
Regional Victoria Experience Bursary
This is a top-up bursary for a prospective international student who is willing to undertake an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree in our Regional campuses.
Postgraduate research scholarships
We offer a range of postgraduate research scholarships.
International students undertaking an English for Further Studies (ELICOS) course with La Trobe College Australia (LTCA) followed by an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at La Trobe University.
As well as our scholarships, some international students can be sponsored by overseas governments, organisations or companies.