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SIT323 - Cloud Application 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 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Robert Dew

SIT113 and SIT232



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.


This unit complements other units in the cloud major. These focus on designing and building cloud systems.  However, students must develop and demonstrate coding skills in order to implement a design of a cloud applications. SIT323 will extend students’ skills in implementation so that a given implementation is carried out to professional standards.  Concepts on advanced techniques of implementation, validation, searching and optimisation will allow students to acquire skills required to write industrial-strength applications,


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate competency in using techniques such as validation, pattern matching, and assertions for reducing software issues and bugs.

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


Use heuristics, appropriate algorithms and necessary tools to identify best solutions to problems within set parameters.

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


Apply professional standards including coding conventions, cohesion, coupling, and exception handling in programming.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO8: Global citizenship


Demonstrate competency in using cloud characteristics such as load balancing and elasticity to develop a cloud application.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
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
Programming tasks  Design and develop programming applications 100% (40%, 60%) Weeks 7 and 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.

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.

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