Master of Information Technology From La Trobe University

Program Overview

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.



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 37,200


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Core subjects

Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.

  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals
  • Cyber Security Principles
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Information Technology Fundamentals
  • Network Engineering Fundamentals
  • Professional Practices And Entrepreneurship In Information Technology
  • Project Management

Academic entry requirement


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.

Annual tuition fee
A$37 200 per 120 credit points.

Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

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

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


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