Unit search

Search results

SIT315 - Programming Paradigms


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 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Mohamed Abdelrazek

SIT232 or SIT210



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:

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

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.


Programming languages are many and varied, and like natural languages they encompass different styles (or paradigms). These different programming paradigms provide for a variety of ways to tackle computational problems and thus some languages are better suited to certain problems than others. In this unit students will expand their study of programming paradigms beyond procedural and object-oriented methods covered in earlier units, investigating functional and parallel programming, as well as real-time systems programming. Through both study of theoretical aspects of programming languages and practical investigations of program development, students will develop an understanding of, and appreciation for, the fundamental design of programming languages.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Assess the suitability of different programming paradigms for a range of problem types to facilitate effective language selection and program design

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


Design and implement programs in languages encompassing different programming paradigms to demonstrate effective and efficient computational problem solving

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


Apply the theoretical aspects of different programming paradigms to analyse and critique the design of programs

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

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

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.