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SIT101 - Fundamentals of Information Technology

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Elicia Lanham





Incompatible with:

MSC120, MIS101, SIT171, SIT111

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 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 is the foundation unit in the information technology Bachelor degrees. It introduces the major components of both Information Technology systems and Information System. Covering topics such as computer hardware, software, communications and networks, system development, security, as well as ethics and privacy.  While addressing the assessment requirements students will have the opportunity of exploring a number of software applications and tools including: word processing, spreadsheets, and electronic portfolio tools.  Students will also explore the impact of information on industry and society.


Practical assessment 20%, written presentation 15%, written report 15%, 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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