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SIT232 - Object-Oriented Development


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Sergey Polyakovskiy
Trimester 2: Nayyar Zaidi

One of SIT102, SIT153 or SIT172



Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

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

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.


Students are expected to actively engage with training videos provided in CloudDeakin for a minimum of 1 hour per week. 


SIT232 introduces students to object-oriented programming as the fundamental paradigm of modern programming languages and software development. Upon completion of the unit, the students will be ready to develop real-world software following the software design and structure best practices.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this unit successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Evaluate simple program code for correct use of coding conventions, and use code tracing and debugging techniques to identify and correct issues.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking


Apply and explain the principles of object-oriented programming including abstraction, encapsulation
inheritance and polymorphism.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking


and test small object-oriented programs that conform to planned system structures and requirements.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving


Design, communicate, and evaluate solution structures using appropriate diagrams and textual descriptions.

GLO2: Communication


Justify meeting specified outcomes through providing relevant evidence and critiquing the quality of that evidence against given criteria.

GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO6: Self-management

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Learning portfolio portfolio 100% Week 12

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must meet certain milestones as part of the portfolio.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SIT232 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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