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Bachelor of Information Technology (La Trobe, Australia)

The world is drawing closer together. As the speed and quality of digital technologies continues to evolve, we need more passionate professionals who can create meaningful solutions and connections. Designed to help you build our digital future, La Trobe’s Bachelor of Information Technology equips you with skills across programming, networking, databases, systems analysis and design, and project management.
Along with building a strong set of core IT skills you can choose to major in one of several areas aligned to future industry growth including artificial intelligence, cloud analytics, cybersecurity, network engineering or information systems

Overview

Broaden your knowledge and capabilities further through a wide range of electives. Combine your core IT skills with business, social sciences, humanities, web engineering, computer technology, security and information systems analysis subjects. Plus, you could develop a software program of your own, which you could present at the annual Engineering and IT Showcase to potential employers.
With industry-based projects and CISCO certification embedded in the course, you’ll receive professional mentoring opportunities as you build career ready skills. You’ll also gain access to our expert research centers, including the Centre for Technology Infusion and our state-of-the-art Technology Innovation Lab for the Internet of Things – developed in collaboration with Microsoft and CISCO.

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KEY INFORMATION

Duration

3 Years (1+2 Transfer Pathway to Australia)

Credits

360

Mode of Study

Full Time

Accredited By

Australian Computer Society

Study Locations

Horizon Campus, Malabe (1st Year)
La Trobe University, Australia (2nd and 3rd year)

Students who have successfully completed O/L's and a relevant B-Tech program, looking to gain an Australian qualification in IT.

Entry Requirements
  • Students who have completed A/L’s and looking to gain an Australian qualification in IT.

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Programme Structure

Diploma in IT

1st Year
  • Data-Based Critical Thinking
  • Inside Information Technology
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Programming Environment
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Artificial Intelligence Foundation
  • Network Engineering Fundamentals
  • Making Sense of Data

Specializations

Software Engineering
Data Science
Artificial Intelligence
Network Engineering

Panel of Lecturers

Dr.Amal Parakrama Rajapakse

Dean, Faculty of IT

Ph.D. Computational Graph Theory (University of Mining & Metallurgy, Austria), MSc Computer Science (University of Wales, Cardiff, UK), BSc (Hons) Maths Special (PDN), PMP (USA), OCA (USA)

Ms.Samanthi Priyasadini Wickramasinghe

Head - Faculty of IT / Senior Lecturer - Faculty of IT & Executive in Quality Assurance

DBA (Lincoln University College, Malaysia – Reading), MSc in IT (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK), BIT (UCSC), Dip. in QA in Higher Education (UNESCO), MCS (SL)

Mr.Daminda Herath

Senior Lecturer

M. Phil (UCSC – Reading), MSc (UCSC), BCS-HEQ, BSc (Col), MBCS, MCSSL, MIEEE, MSLAAS, MIEDMS

Ms. Nipuni Upeksha

Lecturer

MSc in Business Analytics (RGU – Reading),
PG.Dip in Computer Science (SJP),
BIIT(Hons)(UWU), MCS(SL), ICASL (CAB I)

Mr.Dananjaya Weerasinghe Hettiarachchi

Lecturer, Faculty of IT

MSc in Statistics (UCSC – Reading) B.Sc. (Special) in Statistics (SJP)

Ms.Tharushika Gunawardane

Lecturer, Faculty of IT

B.Sc. in ICT (RUSL), CCHRM, AAT (Part-qualified)

Ms. Nadeesha Dulanjanee

Academic Coordinator

Bsc. (Hons) in Information Technology (Horizon Campus)

Mr. Pubudu Senanayake

Assistant Lecturer

B.Sc. (Hons) in IT (Horizon Campus), AAT (Passed Finalist),
Dip in IT(Edexcel)

Ms. Kumudini Jayatillake

Programme Manager

MBA(UK), PG Cert (UK), CLAIT(UK), BA(Hons) in International Business Administration (UK), Higher National Diploma in Accounting (UK), Certificate in Business Accounting CIMA (UK), Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations (UK)