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SIT340 - Research and Development in Information Technology

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Guangyan Huang

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Any two level 2 SIT coded units

Incompatible with:

SIT740

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class per week.

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

Content

Research and development is one of the ways by which businesses forecast and experience future growth within the IT sector. Whether it is Apple developing a new product or Google acquiring a business to expand their operations, investigative opportunities provide businesses with the opportunities and processes to lead and deliver change.  While research and development is often through as synonymous with high-tech firms that are on the cutting edge of new technology in developing new products, many established firms invest a large amount of money and effort in improving existing products. Research and development encompasses a set of strategic, proactive, catalytic and capacity-building activities designed to facilitate growth.  This unit focuses on the building of knowledge and skills in research and development for Information Technology. In SIT340, students will learn about strategic research advancement activities for example, product review and market review and engage in structured processes such as survey and review of literature to make value judgements and critical evaluation of certain technologies or technology areas for further development. Learning and assessment activities in this unit will aid the student to develop capacity for learning how to research and communicating research and research opportunities for a variety of purpose for example, to report, to publicise, to raise the profile and to add to visibility or impact.

Assessment

Literature review 20%, research and development report 60%, and oral presentation 20% (for Cloud (online) students: PowerPoint presentation with voice overlay)

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1114$1114$2985$3141

* 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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