College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University – Australia

La Trobe University

La Trobe University is a diverse community of more than 33,000 students, with seven campuses across Australia. Recognised for its research strengths at a global level, La Trobe is ranked:

  • the best university in Victoria for international student experience*
  • in the top seventy-five emerging universities in the world^

Students at La Trobe University can study a diversity of subjects and disciplines, ranging from science, health and engineering to arts, social sciences and commerce. La Trobe graduates are renowned for their employability, for their deep understanding of the most pressing challenges facing the global community and their ability to address those challenges intelligently and decisively.

La Trobe’s Melbourne campus is based in one of the world’s most liveable cities. Covering 267 hectares (660 acres) of stunning parkland and waterways, and located just 14km (8.7 miles) from Melbourne’s city centre, the Campus is a complete community with cafes, student accommodation and a major wildlife sanctuary.

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Engineering at La Trobe University

La Trobe University has a long tradition of producing engineering graduates of the highest calibre. The University emphasises the importance of real-world experience through industry projects and regular contact with industry leaders.

La Trobe has recently launched a new Bachelor of Engineering course that includes the option of a six-month industry placement. By working with industry, La Trobe has developed a degree that addresses the growing complexity of the engineering profession. As new industries and technologies emerge, engineers are expected to be able to work internationally and across traditional engineering disciplines. The new multidisciplinary Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at La Trobe prepares students to design sustainable and creative solutions to these complex, technical problems.

The Engineering discipline at La Trobe University offers a highly versatile and dynamic working environment for students and staff. Laboratories and general facilities are designed to reflect professional engineering working environments and allow students to develop practical skills.

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Student experience at La Trobe University

From their first day, La Trobe University assists international students in accessing a broad support network to help them get the most out of university. La Trobe helps students settle into life in Australia, make new friends, succeed in their studies and prepare for life after university.

To make sure international students thrive at university, La Trobe University offers services like:

  • a dedicated team of support staff,
  • a 24-hour student helpline,
  • English language support,
  • networking and volunteering opportunities, and
  • help planning a career and finding a job either back home or in Australia.

La Trobe is dedicated to serving its students and the global community through internationalisation, innovative teaching and learning methods and research. This includes encouraging students to gain international experiences, development of an internationalised curriculum and research programs, and the diversification of the student community.

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*Victorian International Education Awards – student experience, innovation in education –State Government of Victoria, 2013

^Times Higher Education, The 100 Under 50 Universities, 2014