Why choose La Trobe University?

By choosing La Trobe, you’re choosing to get real-world experience, gain a global perspective and study alongside people who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge.

Study at one of the most beautiful campuses, most modern universities, and in one of the most student friendly cities in the world. There are great benefits specific to studying in Melbourne or at one of our campuses in regional Victoria.

La Trobe prepare you to have a positive impact on communities, businesses and organisations by making global citizenship, entrepreneurship and sustainability central to all our undergraduate courses through a curriculum program called The Essentials.

The Essentials

The three Essentials – Global Citizenship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking – are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. They will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of La Trobe degrees.

Work for your future

You’ll have opportunities for work experience with organisations such as the Australian Synchrotron, CSIRO, Deloitte and our partner hospital network. You’ll also get hands-on experience through on-campus facilities like our TV studio, archaeological dig simulation site and Moot Court, or on field trips to places like Victoria’s alpine wilderness.

Get involved

Our culturally diverse campuses are home to more than 50 clubs and societies, covering almost every social, sporting, cultural, academic, and political interest you can imagine. We also offer programs to develop your leadership skills as well as volunteer opportunities that can count towards your degree.

Connect to the Industry

Industry connections

Industry connections are integral to ensure qualifications are not only recognised by employers, but preferred. They also help with placements, internships or work experience, which can lead to ongoing employment in a particular industry.

Our students welcome the opportunity to improve their skills through work placements and offer a prospective employer a unique chance to assess their abilities.

You’ll have opportunities for work experience with organisations such as:

  • the Australian Synchrotron
  • CSIRO
  • Deloitte
  • and our partner hospital network.

Teaching and Learning

We challenge traditional thinking and generate new knowledge

One of the top 500 universities in the world, La Trobe strives to transform students’ lives and create new knowledge that will be useful to the wider community. A sustainable, ethical approach underpins all our activities across our multi-campus network. One of La Trobe’s goals is to create new and useful knowledge, and our approaches to student learning are central to achieving that goal.

Problem based learning

Problem based learning centres learning on a central problem, situation or case study. The ‘problem’ is presented as the first learning encounter, and students then take charge of identifying what they need to know in order to solve the problem. Though lecturers usually provide some resource suggestions and reference lists, along with lectures, seminars or practicals relevant to the topic, students are responsible for finding the information, ideas and skills they need.

Problem based learning often utilises group work and peer teaching as part of its process. Common themes of problem based learning are:

  • The ‘problem’ comes before the knowledge.
  • Students identify what they need to know.
  • Problems are often related to the ‘real world’.
  • Problems have multiple possible solutions/avenues of enquiry.

Enquiry based learning

In enquiry based learning, students are given a complex issue to investigate over several weeks. Ideally, the enquiry will reflect the complexity of a ‘real world’ application of the topic, with no single correct solution. Enquiry based learning is used to develop analytical reasoning, communication, problem formation and solution skills that reflect those of an effective professional practitioner.

Enquiry based learning also has a focus on team work. This is because in a professional environment, people usually work in teams to deal with complex issues. Through team work, students develop negotiation skills along with the ability to find relevant information, reflect on the implications of their findings with their fellow students, and contribute to a report on their resolution.

Flexible learning

Flexible learning encompasses activities that take students’ learning interests, needs and circumstances into account. Flexible learning approaches can include online learning and a mix of online and face-to-face interaction throughout a course of study.

Flexible learning is important to La Trobe because it can have a positive effect on students’ learning success. Flexible learning responds to the needs and interests of La Trobe’s diverse student population, giving students a choice about where, when and how they learn.

Articulation with TMC Academy

Your Academic Journey:

  1. Study Higher Diploma with TMC Academy in Singapore.
  2. Progress with advanced standings to complete your Degree Studies with our university partners.
Name of TMC Programme Advanced Standing Obtained Name of University Country Name of Programme Remarks
Higher Diploma in Infocomm Technology 120 Credits La Trobe University Australia Bachelor of Information Technology 16 Modules (240 credits) left to complete. Must complete the THDICT with minimum overall grade of 60% to be eligible for admission and IELTS waiver.
Higher Diploma in Infocomm Technology 105 Credits La Trobe University Australia Bachelor of Computer Science 17 Modules (255 credits) left to complete. Must complete the THDICT with minimum overall grade of 60% to be eligible for admission and IELTS waiver.
Higher Diploma in Infocomm Technology 90 Credits La Trobe University Australia Bachelor of Business Information Systems 18 Modules (270 credits) left to complete. Must complete the THDICT with minimum overall grade of 60% to be eligible for admission and IELTS waiver.