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SIT221 - Data Structures and Algorithms

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Justin Rough


SIT131 or SIT232



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.


 This unit extends the study of object-oriented programming by introducing the major data structures and algorithms used in programming including arrays, lists, stacks, queues, hash tables, trees, graphs, recursion, searching, sorting, a review pre-built data structures and algorithms provided by system libraries, and library documentation. Upon completion of this unit, students will have an understanding of data structures and algorithms and their role in software development, and be able to implement them.


Weekly practical tasks 10%, two programming projects (15% each) 30%, examination 60%.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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