Master of Information Technology

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 037928B

Level of study: Postgraduate


Information technology (IT) has become a fundamental part of almost every industry. Fast-track the career you want with a degree co-designed with – and accredited by – the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

La Trobe's Master of Information Technology allows you to ride the IT wave and set yourself up for a successful tech career.

This degree builds your technical expertise and gives you a strong, industry-standard IT skill set. It's also flexible – you'll have the opportunity to specialise in one of several booming areas, including software engineering, cloud analytics, digital media, networking, artificial intelligence, digital health or cybersecurity.

Your degree is co-designed and accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) to ensure the skills you build are well-suited to future industry needs. Your teachers are IT professionals who'll share industry insights and make sure you graduate ready to work.

Shape your degree to fit your personal and professional goals with a range of electives. Build expertise in areas that interest you, such as app development, artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship, Internet of Things (IoT), user experience design, cybersecurity and more.

Supplement your skills with free certifications through our partnership with Microsoft. Administered via on-campus exams, these certifications give you practical skills you can apply in a wide range of industries and workplaces.

From day one, hands-on experience is top priority. Our state-of-the-art on-campus CISCO labs offer a wide range of networking capabilities – and they're available to you 24/7. We're also home to the Centre for Technology Infusion and the La Trobe Cyber Security Research Hub.

An industry development project or work-based placement will cement your learning and prepare you to launch your career. Alternatively, if you have a research career in your sights, you can pursue an applied research project or an industry-based thesis.

Early exit points mean that every part of your degree contributes to your future career. Exit after six months with a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Fundamentals, if you choose.

You'll learn:

  • Database, networks and programming
  • Software engineering and intelligent systems
  • Internet computing
  • IT-related logical thinking

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree.


The Master of Information Technology provides the skills you need for a successful career in IT. Possible roles include:

Senior programmer

Use your extensive knowledge of programming languages to engineer solutions in artificial intelligence, cloud computing, smart systems, software programs and more.

  • Network engineer
  • Full stack developer
  • IT administrator
  • ICT security specialist

Professional recognition

The Master of Information Technology is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Graduates of the Master 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.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

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  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cloud Analytics
  • Cybersecurity
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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
37,200 Per Year 14 Nov 2022
27 Feb 2023
2 years
Full time
La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
37,200 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 2 years
Full time
Bendigo Campus
Edwards Road
Bendigo Victoria 3552

Entry criteria

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

Selection criteria

Advanced Standing may be available for subjects completed equivalent to Australian Honours year level or the completion of La Trobe Graduate Diploma in Information Technology or Computer Science. Students applying for exemption must provide details of the curriculum from the course handbooks together with a copy of their academic transcript.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.


La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
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