Information systems help people use technology to make the best possible decisions. This degree, accredited by the Australian Computer Society, gives you a comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques required to manage these complex systems, and creative innovative solutions to information challenges.

In the first year, you'll cover key concepts in IT, programming and information systems along with the foundations of management, marketing, and accounting. In the second and third year, you'll go on to study subjects such as the development of information systems and database design.

Your third year will involve a year-long industry project, giving you hands-on experience working as part of a team in the planning and development of a medium-sized software project.

Once you graduate, you'll be ready to work in technology and management across a range of organisations. You could find roles in systems analysis and development, business analysis, and project management.

English Language Requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 percent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

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): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

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

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

or approved international equivalent.

Academic entry requirements

  • LTM Foundation Studies - 60
  • Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - N/A
  • International Baccalaureate - 24
  • GCE A Levels - 7
  • HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
  • Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
  • STPM - 8
  • Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
  • Sweden Slutbetyg - G
  • All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 65
  • Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
  • Indonesia (SMA) - 8
  • GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
  • GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate programs. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

Subject prerequisite

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.

Professional recognition

This course is fully accredited by the Australian Computer Society (A.C.S.).

Career opportunities

You'll be suited to roles that bridge the gap between technical and management personnel. You can find a career in various sectors, for example, as a system analyst with expertise in analysing business information system requirements and system deployment methods.

Program taught in:
  • English

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