2020 unit information
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
SIT232 or SIT210
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
2 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week.
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 UnitAt 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
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
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.
To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must meet certain milestones as part of the portfolio.
There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.