24 months
37200 AUD/year
31600 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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There's never been a better time to build new skills and follow your passion. Apply now to secure your place for the Master of Information Technology at La Trobe University.

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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).

The Master of Information Technology at La Trobe University 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.

Career outcomes

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

  • 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.

  • ICT security specialist

Use your broad technical knowledge in cybersecurity to maintain, improve and uphold cybersecurity IT systems for your organisation.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Cyber Security Principles
  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Project Management 
  • Professional Practices and Entrepreneurship in Information Technology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

La Trobe University assesses applications on a rolling basis which means you can apply for the next upcoming intake or available future intakes.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


240 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at La Trobe University and/or in Australia, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 037928B  
  • Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • 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.
  • 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37200 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    31600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31600 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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