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SIT101 - Fundamentals of Information Technology

Unit details

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

E Lanham





Incompatible with:

MSC120, MIS101, SIT171

Contact hours:

3 hours per week (1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week).  Students are expected to actively engage in CloudDeakin for a minimum of 2 hours per week.


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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 25%, two assignments 25%, 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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