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Information technology


Connect technical knowledge with problem-solving skills as an information technology (IT) specialist– and prepare for a career in one of the 21st century’s most in-demand fields.

  • Build a broad range of skills, including web and software development, systems analysis, programming and networking.
  • Work in high-tech labs for engineering, computer science and cybersecurity with 24/7 access.
  • Get industry experience while you study with opportunities for hands-on experience with our industry partners, including Microsoft, CISCO, Oracle, Optus, and Pivot Maritime International.
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Your questions answered

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What's it like to study cybersecurity?

Eleni talks about what it's like to study cybersecurity at La Trobe, and how it can help your career when you graduate.

What skills do you learn in cybersecurity?

Eleni explains the technical skills and platforms, as well as the soft skills you'll learn in a cybersecurity degree at La Trobe.

What do you learn in cybersecurity?

Eleni explores what you'll learn in cybersecurity, from the technical skills to case studies.

What industry experience do you get?

Eleni talks about the placements and work experience you'll get whe you study cybersecurity La Trobe.

Can hacking be a good thing?

Eleni talks about ethical hacking and why it's important to organisations.


projected rise in database & systems administrators & ICT security roles until 2026

National Skills Commission 2021


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La Trobe undergraduates found employment within four months of graduation

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2021

Possible careers

After you graduate, you could work across a range of industries – including technology, communications, education, finance, government, healthcare and energy.

Design, test and develop software to meet user needs. Write code for programs and applications that can adapt and respond to evolving online threats.

Develop, install and provide maintenance support across network and computer systems including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets and other data communication systems.

Analyse software, hardware and information systems to ensure they're appropriate for the business or client and help to develop and improve these systems and workflows.

Use data science to design and develop machine learning systems that perform statistical analysis and help to drive innovation in artificial intelligence.

Understand complex data and leverage it to the advantage of businesses and organisations.

Explore Information technology

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Information technology courses

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