Our Master of Information Technology is designed for students without a background in IT. You'll build on your existing qualification, from any area, and develop the technical skills for a career in the IT sector.
You'll study computing fundamentals such as database systems, computer networks and programming before moving onto more advanced studies in software engineering, intelligent systems, internet computing and web-based and e-commerce computer networks. The course is focused on technical proficiency and will provide you with the skills to build and manage computer systems, including knowledge of Java for programming, algorithms and data structures, the fundamentals of system design engineering and fundamental IT-related mathematics.
A team project in software engineering is part of the course, and you have the option of completing a minor thesis if you wish to go on to a PhD.
Our partnerships with universities around the world will give you an opportunity to study overseas. When you graduate, you'll be eligible for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society. The course requires the completion of 240 credit points over two years of full-time or equivalent part-time study. Students select subjects to the value of 105 credit points from one of the streamline options or electives listed below in consultation with the course coordinatorStudents are strongly advised to see the Course Coordinator to draft a plan if they are intending to take one of the Streamline Options. Please note that these Streamline Options will not be recognised on the academic transcript.
IT and engineering courses
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Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Computing & Information Systems courses at La Trobe University.