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Your IT career path. Become a specialist for any sector.

Join the most rapidly growing field in Australia

1.1 million technology workers by 20261

87% of all workers require digital skills for their roles1

  • In 2020, Australia’s technology workforce grew by 33,400 professionals.1
  • Growth rate of 5.4 per cent forecasted through 2026 – four times faster than average.1
  • The ICT sector directly contributed $57.4 billion to Australia’s economy in the 2019–20 financial year.1

The career outcomes of earning your Master of Information Technology degree are strong. By 2026, it’s estimated that 122,100 professionals with postgraduate degrees in a technology-based course will be needed to fulfil open positions.1

Why choose us?

With an online Master of Information Technology, you can move further along your IT career path. Choose a specialisation in Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics or Cybersecurity and join the ranks of those who are in top-earning, in-demand, IT graduate careers.

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Software Engineer A$79,133 If you select this IT career path, you’ll create new systems and software applications for business, recommend and create upgrades, and edit, test and debug the programs designed. The average software engineer earns $79,133 as a median salary, while the top 10 per cent earn $113,000. The median salary for those with 5–9 years of experience is $90,000.2

Business Analyst, IT A$81,997 As a business analyst with heavy IT skills, you’ll focus on improving systems, outcomes and processes through technology. The median salary is $81,997 a year, while the top 10 per cent earn $112,000. The median salary for those with 5–9 years of experience earn $93,000.3

Senior Programmer Analyst A$108,810 Programmer analysts are typically responsible for a group of programmers that they’ll train, manage and mentor. You’re in charge of developing and maintaining databases and software applications, solving technical issues as they come up, and creating or updating policies and procedures that go with the software you develop. The median salary for this role is $108,810 a year.4

Career outcomes with your Master of Information Technology Degree

There are many reasons the demand for skilled IT professionals with graduate degrees continues to grow. There’s the advent of Smart Cities, a workforce that continues to work remotely, and the many innovations and efficiencies in health care, finance and more. The IT professional’s career path is very solid.

  • The growth of IT professionals in 2020 represented a 4.3% growth rate when the overall number of people employed in Australia shrank by 1.7%.1

Getting your IT graduate degree from La Trobe prepares you for careers to put your skills to use immediately. These top three skills were consistently required for technology job postings in 20201:

Course outcomes

When you graduate from La Trobe’s online Master of Information Technology, you’re ready for roles in this rapidly growing sector with the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience in:

Database, networks and programming

Gain essential skills in programming, mobile app development, logic and data structures, and computer architecture.

Software engineering and intelligent systems

Develop your software engineering skills and learn full-stack web development, including front end and software development.

Internet computing

Learn cloud computing, programming languages and system design.

IT-related logical thinking

Improve your Java knowledge and skills for programming, algorithms and data structures that work.

Choose an industry-focused specialisation

Choosing a specialisation gives you more knowledge and experience in the area you want to focus on in your career. This can make you a top candidate for the role you want after graduation.

At La Trobe, you’ll choose from three specialisations featuring coursework aligned with the most in-demand careers in the information technology industry.

  • Artificial Intelligence
    Prepare for roles like an AI architect, data scientist and software engineer.
  • Cybersecurity
    Prepare for careers with titles such as security architect, cyber intelligence analyst, compliance assurance manager, cybersecurity consultant, policy adviser or risk manager.
  • Cloud Analytics
    Prepare for a career as a data scientist, business analyst, health analyst, bioinformatician, machine learning engineer or business intelligence analyst.

Career support from La Trobe

As you get ready to advance your career, La Trobe’s career services team and alumni community are here to support you. You’ll graduate ready to put your best foot forward to secure the role you want.


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Interview Preparation

Use our free online tool – Big Interview – to get ready to nail your interview. Know what to expect and practise general, behavioural and technical questions for over 140 industries and sets. Use the Answer Builder tool so you can find the right stories to tell in answers to questions. Finally, get hands-on experience with practice interviews as you’re coached by an expert.

Alumni Community

As a graduate of La Trobe University, you’ll have access to our team of career advisers. To arrange an appointment, please complete the Alumni Career Consultation request form.