A program developed in consultation with industry, the Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional) combines information technology and business theory with professional information technology practice. The subjects studied cover the range of information technology fundamentals, theory and techniques applicable to the development of information technology systems. In addition students select subjects in business disciplines to complete a business minor. In the third year of the degree, students complete placements with industry partner(s) equivalent to forty weeks’ full-time work. The fourth year will consist of one semester of full-time study. The course includes an embedded Industry Based Learning (IBL) scholarship placement, valued around $20,000, upon completion of two years of study. In addition to the scholarships from the Industry Based Learning placement, students can also apply for the existing Commonwealth and University funded scholarships. The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. Essentials will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject search by distinct icons. The list of approved subjects can be found on the Essentials webpage. The course requires the completion of 360 credit points over three and a half years of full-time or equivalent part-time study.