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SIT340 - Research and Development in Information Technology

Unit details


2018 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Not available from 2018

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Guangyan Huang




Any two level 2 SIT coded units

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class per week.

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


Research and development is one of the ways by which businesses forecast and experience future growth within the IT sector. Whether it is Apple developing a new product or Google acquiring a business to expand their operations, investigative opportunities provide businesses with the opportunities and processes to lead and deliver change.  While research and development is often through as synonymous with high-tech firms that are on the cutting edge of new technology in developing new products, many established firms invest a large amount of money and effort in improving existing products. Research and development encompasses a set of strategic, proactive, catalytic and capacity-building activities designed to facilitate growth.  This unit focuses on the building of knowledge and skills in research and development for Information Technology. In SIT340, students will learn about strategic research advancement activities for example, product review and market review and engage in structured processes such as survey and review of literature to make value judgements and critical evaluation of certain technologies or technology areas for further development. Learning and assessment activities in this unit will aid the student to develop capacity for learning how to research and communicating research and research opportunities for a variety of purpose for example, to report, to publicise, to raise the profile and to add to visibility or impact.


Literature review 20%, research and development report 60%, and oral presentation 20% (for Cloud (online) students: PowerPoint presentation with voice overlay)

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