La Trobe University

Master of Information Technology

La Trobe University

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

Become an IT specialist. Information technology (IT) is a fundamental part of almost every industry. 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 designed 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.


To qualify for the award of Master of Information Technology, students must complete 240 credit points consisting of: 120 core credit-points 15 core-choice credit points 60 specialisation credit points 30 learning pathway credit points 15 elective credit points


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals
  • Cyber Security Principles
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Information Technology Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Network Engineering Fundamentals
  • Object-oriented Programming Fundamentals (pg)

Standard entry requirements

  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Undergraduate requirements - Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • International: IELTS - 6.5 < 6.0 (PG minimum) - 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:


The Master of Information Technology offered on the Melbourne (Bundoora) and Bendigo campuses are accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Graduates of the Master of Information Technology at these locations 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 pathways

Students who complete a minor research thesis at an appropriate level of achievement have the necessary prerequisites to proceed to doctoral program.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Bendigo International: $78,800 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $78,800 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Bendigo, Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Dec 8 2023

Further information

Students without the appropriate computer science background may be required to commence three weeks earlier than semester start dates to undertake accelerated first-year computer science subjects.

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