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SIT111 - Introduction to Computer Science

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Gang Li





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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


This unit is the foundation unit for the Bachelor Computer Science degree. It covers an introduction to the major areas within computer science including: hardware, software, data storage and manipulation, algorithms and their development, program stages (development, compilation, execution, testing and debugging).

Students will explore the role of abstraction in computer science by examining the relationships between programming environments (from low-level assembly through to high level languages) and learning how these programs interact with and operate on the underlying hardware and operating systems they execute on. The professional role that a computer scientist plays in the development of complex computer solutions will be emphasised.


Practical assessment 25%, project work 12.5%, project portfolio 12.5%, 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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