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SIT105 - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for IT

Unit details

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

0.125

Unit chair:

Nick Patterson

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

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.

Content

Everyone experiences problems from time to time. Some of our problems are big and complicated, while others may be more easily solved. There is no shortage of challenges and issues that can arise on the job, at home and in the society. Whether these problems are large or small, they need to be dealt with constructively and fairly. The ability to develop a well thought out solution within a reasonable timeframe is a skill that is highly valued by employers. SIT105 provides students with the knowledge and skills to study problems critically and identify strategies to solve those problems from an Information Technology perspective. Problem solving and critical thinking in an IT context refers to the ability to use knowledge, facts, and data to effectively solve problems. In this unit, students will learn how to think on their feet, assess problems, requirements and specifications, and find solutions using general and specific techniques.

Assessment

Critical thinking task 15%, applied project 25%, two online quizzes (10% each) 20%, examination 40%

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