Study at La Trobe University Bendigo in Term 5 (September) 2020

La Trobe is ranked in the top 1 per cent of universities worldwide[1], and their partnerships with international institutions and industries promote a truly global education for their students. That means a winning edge in today’s competitive job market. All delivered in a diverse and supportive environment at one of the world’s best universities.


IT, ICT or IoT?

The world is speeding towards digitisation and automation. Technology is transforming everything we do at an exponential rate. Entire industries are redesigning themselves around the possibilities unleashed by digital advances. At La Trobe, become part of the digital transformation era.


The Internet of Things (IoT) has changed how we live and work on a global scale. There are already around 50 billion devices connected to the internet globally – by 2030, that number will be one trillion[2]. This means experts in IoT technology are in high demand across a huge range of sectors, including mining, healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, agriculture, transport, utilities and local government. So La Trobe University has developed Master of Internet of Things, the first course of its kind in Australia. Developed in partnership with the worldwide leader in IT and networking, Cisco, the degree helps you develop skills that lead you to new career opportunities. You’ll learn about cloud data, programming and systems design, security protocols and privacy risks among many other subjects.


The digital revolution isn’t slowing down. The rise of the information age means IT is integrated into every aspect of society, and the job opportunities for IT experts are just as wide-ranging. Designed by industry experts, the Master of Information Technology will give you important foundations in programming, system design and project management. In this flexible degree, you’ll also have the choice to specialise – either in software and webs systems, data management and analysis, or wireless and network technologies – or broaden your knowledge through a wide range of electives.


In its’ most simple form, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is about the integration of telecommunications and computers. As many businesses migrate to virtual networking and cloud solutions, ICT specialists are in high demand, with AI and machine learning continuing to create new possibilities. The Master of Information and Communication Technology at La Trobe will help you establish important foundations in computer science, communications system design and project management. Explore innovative solutions to major cybersecurity issues and gain industry-recognised certifications, including a CISCO CCNA certification[3], required for many networking jobs around the world.

Work Integrated Learning and Internships

La Trobe’s curriculum is designed in consultation with industry leaders so you’re prepared for the new world of work. With the focus on Work Integrated Learning throughout your course, you’ll have the opportunity to build professional skills, practical experience and industry connections.

  • Put your skills into practice with opportunities for internships at leading companies such as Shine Technologies, Boral, Transurban and Aerion technologies.
  • Hear guest lecturers from industry professionals offering their insights into the IT industry.
  • Study core subjects developed by the Australian Computer Society.
  • Display your skills to industry experts at the annual Engineering and IT showcase.
  • Qualify for Cisco CCNA Industrial certification if you specialise in wireless and network technologies.



When you study at La Trobe, you invest in your future by developing the skills employers want. No matter what you’re studying, the wide range of scholarships available at La Trobe can help you make that investment.

If you choose to study at a regional campus in Term 5 (September) 2020, you may be eligible for different scholarships which include regional area scholarships from $5000 up to $15000 or Tuition fees reduction scholarships from 15% up to 30%


Why Bendigo?

At La Trobe’s Bendigo Campus, you’ll experience life in a vibrant community with everything you need for study and work. You’ll also enjoy easy access to Australia’s natural beauty.

Want to make friends from around the world? You’ll love Bendigo’s welcoming community. The campus is home to 5 000 students from a wide variety of cultures, and in 2019 the City of Greater Bendigo was recognised for its work creating an inclusive community. You’ll settle into Australian life in no time.

You’ll also receive all the benefits of a modern campus environment – La Trobe has recently invested $50 million in upgrading the facilities. Opened in March 2019, the contemporary four-story glass and steel structure Engineering building was inspired by the nature of the courses taught within. It features state-of-the-art technology and engineering equipment allowing researchers to find solutions to real-world-problems and collaborate with industry. It’s home to a range of civil engineering, technology, mathematics and science subjects.


In addition, our Heywood Library at Bendigo campus has undergone a multi-million dollar upgrade in 2020. It’s part of La Trobe University’s large library network, supporting the needs of students and staff across six campuses, and globally. The state-of-the-art, technology-enabled facilities, and modern study and learning spaces, make the library a great place to meet, talk, collaborate and create for all staff, students and local community. Exciting new features include:

  • Digital Learning Lab with virtual reality technology.
  • Library Digitisation Hub to transform rare, fragile and culturally-significant documents into accessible digitised items.
  • Purpose-built home for the local Sandhurst Collection.


Why study Term 5 (September) 2020?

La Trobe university’s flexible learning options mean you don’t have to put your university study on hold. With terms starting every six weeks, you can study online now and on campus later.

How does term intake work?

Step one – Enrol in an eligible course and commence study online in September or November 2020.

Step two – Study two subjects per term and complete a total of 4 subjects (the equivalent of a full-time semester).

Step three – Once you’ve completed your subjects, you can start your nest semester at its usual commencement date.

Step four – When travel restrictions are lifted and you’ve received your Student Visa, you can transition to study at one of the campuses across Victoria and New South Wales*

*If travel restrictions are lifted part way through a term, you’ll need to complete the term online and transition to on-campus in the next term.


[1] Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2017–2019, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017–2019

[2] Deloitte, 2018, The rise of the exponential era

[3] May be conditional on subject choice. Seek advice upon enrolment.

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