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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.


The key focus of SIT322 is on introducing students to implement integrated systems over distributed web applications, websites and web services. In SIT322 students will learn how distributed web applications are developed by using ASP.NET framework and associated messaging systems. Students will examine four major integration styles adapted by modern business systems and the techniques of integrating loosely coupled applications. The unit enables students to develop complex web-based systems capable of processing analytical, geographical and personal information retrieved via Windows DLL, web and database APIs. In particular, students will use XML-based messages and message channels to facilitate information exchange. Students will also explore the real-world business systems such as HR, CRM and ERP. A good programming background in C# and SQL is essential for those who wish to achieve a high standard of this unit.


Programming projects (20%, 15%, 15%) 50%, Examination 50%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve at least 40% of the total allocated mark for the examination.

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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