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SIT101 - Fundamentals of Information Technology

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Elicia Lanham





Incompatible with:

MSC120, MIS101, SIT171, SIT111

Contact hours:

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

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students will have the opportunity to participate in online consultation sessions.


This unit is the foundation unit for all the information technology Bachelor degrees. It covers an introduction to the major areas within IT including: hardware, software, communications and networks, system and application programming, system development, programming languages and programming development, security, as well as ethics and privacy.  Students will have the opportunity of exploring a number of applications including word processing and spreadsheets in the context of the wider curriculum. Professional skills including time management, study planning, library and communication skills will be emphasised as the foundation to becoming an efficient and effective tertiary student.


Practical assessment 20%, two assignments (15%, 15%) 30%, examination 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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