Bachelor of Information Technology

La Trobe University

This three-year degree has a strong focus on industry projects, giving students the chance to develop a medium-sized software program in their final year. You'll study 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. 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 IT skills with business, social sciences and humanities through elective subjects or refine IT skills further in web engineering, computer technology, security and information systems analysis. You may be selected for La Trobe's Honours program based on academic performance. You may also receive the chance to work part-time for a large-scale organisation during the degree, gaining credit points for work. Scholarships of up to $6000 may be offered by the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology.

Course Fee:


International: $93,600

Entry Requirements:

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. International students must meet the academic and English language requirements of this course. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Structure:

Students must complete 360 credit points. First year covers IT fundamentals, mathematics, object-oriented programming, web development, and information systems. Second and third-year studies include intermediate object-oriented programming, information systems development, databases, network and information security web development and services, and software and system development.

Subjects you can Study:

Computer Applications; Computer Networks; Database Systems; Engineering-Software; Engineering-Systems and Software; Information Systems; Information Systems Management; Multimedia Authoring; Object-Oriented Development; Project Management; Software Development; Systems Design and Development; Web Applications Programming; Website Development.

Further information:

Students can study this course through our Regional Reward.

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.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bendigo 50.45 Yes Full time 3 years
Bendigo 50.45 Yes Part time 6 years
Melbourne 51.2 No Full time 3 years
Melbourne 51.2 No Part time 6 years
La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

La Trobe's research is focused on resolving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Researchers in facilities like the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and the Centre for Agribioscience are driving new ways to fight disease, and tackle climate change, drought and other threats to Australian agriculture.

Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

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