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Unit details

SIT340 - Research and Development in Information Technology

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Vicky Mak




Any two level 2 SIT coded units

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week


Online teaching methods require internet access.


This unit focuses on the building of knowledge and skills in research and development for Information Technology, in particular:

  • Knowledge and skills to survey a given topic through literature review, product review, and interviews;
  • Knowledge and skills in critical thinking and problem solving through the analysis, design, development, and evaluation of a research and development topic;
  • Knowledge and skills in presentation and documentation through formal presentation of a research and development finding in the seminars and writing of the formal report.

The unit is organised as a number of research and development hot topics; each topic will be led by an active researcher / developer who is an expert on the particular topic.  Examples of hot topics are as follows:

  • Network and System Security
  • Security and Privacy in I.T.
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Computing
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • Optimisation and Modelling


1 x survey report 20%, 1 x formal presentation 20% (for Cloud (online) students: PowerPoint presentation with voice embedded), 1 x final report (including a weekly activity worksheet) 60%

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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