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SIT322 - Distributed Systems

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:SCC387, SCC321
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Lei Pan


SIT221 or SIT232



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour class per week, 2 x 1 hour practical per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students will have the opportunity to participate in online consultation sessions.


This unit provides insights to distributed systems and applications by defining the basic issues of design, implementation and integration of such systems. Basic concepts including integration, services and SOA, operating systems of distributed systems, distributed applications development, messaging systems and middleware are covered. Students will investigate the influence of distribution on operations performed on data, resource/object management and building applications by using Microsoft .NET framework, and data transformation to deal with distribution and system integration. Students will develop a distributed application that integrates an SQL database, an ASP.NET web form, a concurrent component processing business logic rules and an instance of messaging queue used in industry. A good programming background in C# is highly recommended for those who wish to achieve a high standard of this unit.


Examination 60%, three assignments (10%, 15%, 15%) 40%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve at least 40% in the examination, at least 50% of the assignment component and an overall mark of 50%.

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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