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SIT101 - Fundamentals of Information Technology

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

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit is the foundation unit for all the information technology Bachelor degrees. It covers an introduction to the major areas within IT including: hardware, software, communications and networks, system and application programming, system development, programming languages and programming development, security, as well as ethics and privacy.  Students will have the opportunity of exploring a number of applications including word processing and spreadsheets in the context of the wider curriculum. Professional skills including time management, study planning, library and communication skills will be emphasised as the foundation to becoming an efficient and effective tertiary student.


Practical assessment 20%, two assignments (15%, 15%) 30%, examination 50%

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