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 be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
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.
The online study experience:
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.