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Diploma of IT

The Diploma of Information Technology provides a broad introduction to computing, after which you will progress to a more specialised area during your degree such as computer networking, information systems, software development and web development.

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Your direct pathway to La Trobe University

Secondary school

 

Bachelor

 

Fees

Year Domestic Student International Student FEE-HELP

2020

A$23,400

A$30,600

available for domestic students

Locations

Duration

Two or three trimesters

Intakes

February, June and October

CRICOS code

076109C

Subjects

Diploma of IT has three streams, each leading to entry into a different bachelor course. In all streams students are to select eight units in total.

 

Information Technology Stream

Students are to select five core units and three electives.

Core units

  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Data-based Critical Thinking
  • Programming Environment
  • Network Engineering Fundamentals
  • Information Systems

Electives

Elective is a subject from any other diploma course, for example:

  • Dollars and Sense
  • Investigating Economic Issues
  • Working with Others
  • Marketing: Stand and Deliver
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Programming for Engineers and Scientists
  • Cyber Algorithms
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity

Entry into 2nd year of

  • Bachelor of Information Technology

Information System Stream

Students are to select eight core units.

Core units

  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Programming Environment
  • Information Systems
  • Accounting for Management Decisions
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Investigating Economic Issues
  • Marketing: Stand and Deliver
  • Working With Others

Entry into 2nd year of

  • Bachelor of Information Technology

Cybersecurity Stream

Students are to select six core units and three electives.

Core units

  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Analysing Business Data
  • Programming Environment
  • Network Engineering Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Cyber Algorithms

Electives

Elective is a subject from any other diploma course, for example:

  • Dollars and Sense
  • Investigating Economic Issues
  • Working with Others
  • Marketing: Stand and Deliver
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Programming for Engineers and Scientists
  • Information Systems

Entry into 2nd year of

  • Bachelor of Cybersecurity

Popular careers at the completion of a bachelor degree

  • Applications Programming
  • Business programming
  • Business systems analysis
  • Computer sales and marketing
  • Computer systems auditor
  • Database administrator
  • Helpdesk support
  • IT consulting
  • Network engineering
  • Network security
  • Systems design and administration
  • Systems auditing

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