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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:


Unit chair:

Robert Dew





Incompatible with:


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.


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.


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

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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