Bachelor of Information Technology

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

This three-year degree has a strong focus on industry projects, giving students the chance to develop a medium-sized software program in their final year. You'll study 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. 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 IT skills with business, social sciences and humanities through elective subjects or refine IT skills further in web engineering, computer technology, security and information systems analysis. You may be selected for La Trobe's Honours program based on academic performance. You may also receive the chance to work part-time for a large-scale organisation during the degree, gaining credit points for work. Scholarships of up to $6000 may be offered by the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology.


Students must complete 360 credit points. First year covers IT fundamentals, mathematics, object-oriented programming, web development, and information systems. Second and third-year studies include intermediate object-oriented programming, information systems development, databases, network and information security web development and services, and software and system development.


  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Networks
  • Database Systems
  • Engineering-Software
  • Engineering-Systems and Software
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems Management
  • Multimedia Authoring
  • Object-Oriented Development
  • Project Management
  • Software Development
  • Systems Design and Development
  • Web Applications Programming
  • Website Development.

Standard entry requirements

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. International students must meet the academic and English language requirements of this course. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.


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

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Bendigo Yes
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
Melbourne No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
Sydney Yes
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

Students can study this course through our Regional Reward.

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