Master of Information and Communication Technology

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 061684F

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

La Trobe's Master of Information and Communication Technology has been carefully designed by industry experts. Accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), the course prepares you for a successful career in the fast-growing information and communication technology (ICT) industry.

Dive straight into the booming world of ICT. Start by honing your fundamental skills in network engineering, programming, web and network security and entrepreneurship in information technology. Then, focus on more specialised topics like campus network design, wireless networking engineering and project management.

Build out your expertise with a mix of electives, from artificial intelligence to virtual reality to Internet of Things programming. Our supportive staff can help you tailor your degree to your career goals.

Put your new knowledge into practice. You'll have the option of applying your skills to either an industry project – alongside one of our industry partners – or a research project in your final year. Get an edge with a CISCO CCNA certification as part of your studies (required for many networking jobs around the world) and complete other industry certifications through our industry partnerships.

From day one you'll have access to our on-campus specialist labs, where you can practise your networking and software development skills using industry-standard facilities.

Throughout your degree, you'll develop skills in entrepreneurship, professional and ethical practices and project management – transferable skills you can apply to roles in any industry.

You'll learn:

  • Programming
  • CISCO gears
  • Project management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Network system design

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

CAREER OUTCOMES

ICT specialists are in high demand across the technology, communications, education, finance, government, healthcare and energy sectors.

Possible roles include:

Network engineer

Design and use equipment for voice and data. Implement new processes, practices, standards and policies.

Network manager

Maintain medium- to large-scale corporate networks. Design routing protocols and establish policy frameworks for organisational networks.

Senior programmer

Design, develop and test new and existing platforms using local and cloud-based platforms.

IT administrator

Design and maintain IT systems within a wide range of organisations and businesses.

IT researcher

Conduct research into ICT software, hardware, systems, best practice and trends.

Professional recognition

The Master of Information and Communication Technology is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Graduates of the Master of Information and Communication 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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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
28,650 Per Year
Read moreBased on six subjects per year (38,200 based on eight subjects 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
Australia
28,650 Per Year
Read moreBased on six subjects per year (38,200 based on eight subjects per year)
27 Feb 2023 2 years
Full time
Bendigo Campus
Edwards Road
Bendigo Victoria 3552
Australia

Entry criteria

Prerequisites

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

WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 60%

Specialisation - compulsory: Computer science, information technology, computer engineering, or communication/telecommunication engineering with a substantial learning in computer science content.

Selection criteria

Graduate Certificate from either an Australian university or equivalent International university.

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.

Address

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