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SIT105 - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for IT

Unit details

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


Unit chair:

Robert Dew





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 2 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.


The unit provides students with the opportunity to study critical thinking and problem solving. Students will learn about the different categories of problems; general techniques to solve problems; where problems requiring algorithmic solutions are placed in these categories; and techniques to build and test algorithmic solutions.

Critical thinking skills will be presented through analysing and understanding requirements and specifications. The problem solving section will take students through IT related problems and introduce them to systematic approaches and methods to solve these problems.


Examination 40%, 2 x assignments (15%, 15%) 30%, 3 x practical assessments (10% each) 30%

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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