Master of Information Technology

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La Trobe University
  • Awarded by

    La Trobe University

  • Qualification

    Master's Degree

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availablePayment plan

  • Duration

    14 to 24 months

  • Start Date

    There are six student intakes per year, pick the start date that suits you

  • Career Outcomes

    Network Engineer | IT Administrator | Programmer | IT Analyst | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    Be an IT expert and join one of the fastest-growing industries in Australia, no matter your educational background.

    Australia's 2021 Digital Pulse Survey1 reports that the technology workforce in Australia grew by 33,400 professionals throughout 2020, a 4.3 per cent growth rate as the overall number of people employed in Australia diminished 1.7 per cent.

    La Trobe's fully online, ACS-accredited Master of Information Technology course prepares you to work in this exciting field. You'll learn how to use IT-related logical thinking while you study mobile app development, networks, databases, cloud computing, system design and more.

    You'll work on real-world projects from our industry partners in our virtual lab throughout your subjects. The lab gives you a way to practice and perfect your skills with the software commonly used by IT professionals such as Cisco Packet Tracer, OPNET (Riverbed Modeller), Apache Tomcat, SPSS, MATLAB, MySQL, and Oracle. You'll graduate with the experience employers are looking for in their next candidate.

    To complete your degree, you'll select an industry-focused specialisation in Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity or Cloud Analytics that deepens your knowledge and experience, making you a subject matter expert in a particular field.

    You can complete the course in just 14 months, ready to advance your career.

    A graduate diploma and a graduate certificate are also available to build on previous experience to gain valuable in-demand skills.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • Subject Breakdown

    In this IT course, the subjects you may study include: 

    • Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals
    • Cyber Security Principles
    • Database Fundamentals
    • Human Computer Interaction
    • Information Technology Fundamentals
    • Network Engineering Fundamentals
    • Professionals Practices and Entrepreneurship in Information Technology
    • Project Management
  • Why La Trobe University?

    For over 50 years, La Trobe University has been transforming people and societies. Ranked in the top 1% of Universities worldwide by 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and ranked as one of the best 50 universities across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania. La Trobe has a proud history of world-class teaching and academic research.
    Throughout your studies with La Trobe you’ll see firsthand how to champion local communities, tackle the big issues of our time and work to the highest standards. As you step forward in your career, you’re able to set a new standard of excellence.

    At La Trobe University, online courses are designed to be flexible for the working professional. Taught by experts in their field, our courses will show you how to adapt to new situations, connect with others and take the lead.

    Developed for busy professionals with personal commitments, our online courses help you take your career and leadership abilities to the next level.

    Online courses feature the same course structure and opportunities that our on-campus students experience, so you’re sure to enjoy a quality education and one-on-one support. You’ll have 24/7 technology assistance, so you truly can learn when and where it’s best for you.

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion, you'll receive a Master of Information Technology from La Trobe University. 

    With the need for IT professionals set to soar, there's no better time to upskill and build your know-how around all things IT. 


  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in it could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Potential IT career outcomes include: Database Administrator, Systems Administrator, ICT Security Administrator, Software or Applications Programmer, ICT Support Technician, ICT Test Engineer, ICT Manager, Junior Office Support, Help Desk Officer, Assistant Software Developer.

  • Let's talk price

    The full fee for this course is approximately $31,600. 

    Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to assist with your fees. 


    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).


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