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La Trobe University

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Master of Information Technology

  • Masters (Coursework)

Technology is evolving. Take your next step.The world is speeding towards digitisation and automation.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Jul, Nov
Domestic Fees
$31,600 per year / $63,200 total
International Fees
$37,200 per year / $74,400 total

About this course

Technology is evolving. Take your next step.

The world is speeding towards digitisation and automation. As new technologies continue to disrupt the norm, employers are searching for experienced professionals who are keen to leverage these new opportunities.

Designed by industry experts, our Master of Information Technology will give you important foundations in programming, system design and project management. In this flexible degree, you'll also have the choice to specialise - either in software and webs systems, data management and analysis, or wireless and network technologies - or broaden your knowledge through a wide range of electives.

When you're back on campus, access our expert research centres including the Centre for Technology Infusion, the Optus Cyber Security Research Centre and a state-of-the-art research lab for the Internet of Things, developed in collaboration with Microsoft and CISCO. La Trobe is home to one of the largest labs in Victoria.

Over two semesters, you'll work directly with one of our industry partners, like Shine Technologies, Boral, Transurban and Aerion Technologies. Solve real-world problems and present your project at our annual IT and Engineering Industry Showcase and develop your professional networks.

You'll learn:

  • Database, networks and programming
    • Gain essential skills in programming, mobile app development, logic and data structures, and computer architecture.
  • Software engineering and intelligent systems
    • Develop your software engineering skills and learn full stack web development, including front end and software development.
  • Internet computing
    • Learn cloud computing, programming languages and system design.
  • IT-related logical thinking
    • Improve your Java knowledge and skills for programming, algorithms and data structures that work.

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

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Career pathways

Your postgraduate qualification in IT will prepare you for senior roles in the sector, including:

  • 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
    • Design, organise, configure and troubleshoot networks. Design and maintain equipment for voice and data.
  • Full stack developer
    • Administer the front end, back end and server side of websites and IT systems.
  • IT administrator
    • Design, maintain and manage IT systems within a wide range of organisations and businesses.
  • IT researcher
    • Conduct research into IT software, hardware, systems, best practice and trends.

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.