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SIT340 - Research and Development in Information Technology

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Guangyan Huang




Any two level 2 SIT coded units

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class per week.

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


Research and development is one of the ways by which businesses forecast and experience future growth within the IT sector. Whether it is Apple developing a new product or Google acquiring a business to expand their operations, investigative opportunities provide businesses with the opportunities and processes to lead and deliver change.  While research and development is often through as synonymous with high-tech firms that are on the cutting edge of new technology in developing new products, many established firms invest a large amount of money and effort in improving existing products. Research and development encompasses a set of strategic, proactive, catalytic and capacity-building activities designed to facilitate growth.  This unit focuses on the building of knowledge and skills in research and development for Information Technology. In SIT340, students will learn about strategic research advancement activities for example, product review and market review and engage in structured processes such as survey and review of literature to make value judgements and critical evaluation of certain technologies or technology areas for further development. Learning and assessment activities in this unit will aid the student to develop capacity for learning how to research and communicating research and research opportunities for a variety of purpose for example, to report, to publicise, to raise the profile and to add to visibility or impact.


Literature review 20%, Research and development report 60%, and Oral presentation 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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