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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.


The unit provides students with the opportunity to study critical thinking and problem solving. Students will learn about the different categories of problems; general techniques to solve problems; where problems requiring algorithmic solutions are placed in these categories; and techniques to build and test algorithmic solutions.

Critical thinking skills will be presented through analysing and understanding requirements and specifications. The problem solving section will take students through IT related problems and introduce them to systematic approaches and methods to solve these problems.


Examination 40%, problem solving task 15%, applied project 25%, 2 x online quizzes (10% each) 20%

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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