Bachelor of Information Technology


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Program Description

This three-year degree has a strong focus on industry projects, giving you the chance to develop a medium-sized software program in your final year.

Your subjects will cover 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.

Your 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 your IT skills with business, social sciences and humanities through elective subjects or refine your IT skills further in web engineering, computer technology, security and information systems analysis.

You may be selected for our Honours program based on your academic performance. You may also receive the chance to work part-time for a large-scale organisation during your degree, gaining credit points for your work. Scholarships of up to $6000 may be offered by the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology.

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

  • LTU Foundation Studies - 60
  • Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 50, Bendigo: 50
  • 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 program. 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 English other than EAL.

Additional information

Semester 1 and 2

Sydney Campus only available Semester 1

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Computer Society and recognised as IT professionals.

Career opportunities

Graduates can develop innovative solutions through the effective use of IT tools, and critically analyse domain-specific problems in various industry sectors, such as banking, marketing, health, education, government and transportation. Our current industry partners offer a number of cadetships or Industry Based Learning (IBL) scholarships to our high-achieving students each year.

Career opportunities include systems analyst, analyst programmer, database manager, software engineer, and strategist and systems marketer.

Last updated Dec 2017

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