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Unit details

SIT740 - Research and Development in Information Technology

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

0.125

Unit chair:

Vicky Mak

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

SIT340

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit focuses on the building of knowledge and skills in research and development for Information Technology, in particular:

  • Knowledge and skills to survey a given topic through literature review, product review, and interviews;
  • Knowledge and skills in critical thinking and problem solving through the analysis, design, development, and evaluation of a research and development topic;
  • Knowledge and skills in presentation and documentation through formal presentation of a research and development finding in the seminars and writing of the formal report.

The unit is organised as a number of research and development hot topics; each topic will be led by an active researcher / developer who is an expert on the particular topic.  Examples of hot topics are as follows:

  • Network and System Security
  • Security and Privacy in I.T.
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Computing
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • Optimisation and Modelling

Assessment

1 x survey report 20%, 1 x formal presentation 20% (for Cloud (online) students: PowerPoint presentation with voice embedded), 1 x final report (including a weekly activity worksheet) 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$2871$3208

* 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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