SIT322 - Cloud Systems

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Seng Loke


SIT221 or SIT232



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week.

Cloud (online): 1 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.


Cloud computing has become a billion dollar business and has helped fuelled the development of the IT industry in recent years. Many large tech giants have invested heavily into cloud computing, with millions of users worldwide. This unit aims to introduce students to the motivating forces, underlying principles, concepts, design, and architectures of modern cloud systems, including examining example systems. Different types of cloud systems, including vehicular clouds, and state-of-the-art developments in cloud computing, namely, fog computing and edge computing, will also be examined. The subject will provide an understanding of cloud systems, not only in the technical aspects but also from the cloud-user perspective. 


Programming projects (20%, 15%, 15%) 50%, Examination 50%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve at least 40% of the total allocated mark for the examination.

Prescribed texts

Thomas Erl, Ricardo Puttini, Zasigham Mahmood, 2013, Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture, 1st Ed, Pearson Education

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