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SIT221 - Data Structures and Algorithms

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Justin Rough


SIT131 or SIT232



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.


This unit extends the concepts introduced during the prerequisite unit. It extends the study of object-oriented programming by introducing the major data structures used in programming - stacks and queues, collections (sets, bags, lists, trees, hash tables and graphs), and a review of data structures and algorithms provided by system libraries. Other topics include developing algorithms, algorithm optimisation, and recursion, searching and sorting. Upon completion of this unit, students will have an understanding of classes, libraries and algorithms and their role in software development, and be able to implement them.


Examination 60%, two assignments (15% each) 30%, weekly practical tasks 10%

Unit Fee Information

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

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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