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SIT722 - Software Deployment and Operation


2020 unit information - subject to approval

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

Offering information:

This unit will be offered from 2021 (subject to final approval)

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Michael Hobbs


Incompatible with: Nil
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 3 hour class per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.


The enterprise systems of many modern organisations requirement continuous operation while also being updated and enhanced, this practice is also referred to as DevOps or the combination of software development and information-technology development. To successfully achieve this objective many issues need to be addressed, with the adoption of appropriate development and operation methodologies. Through active learning classes, this unit introduces students to the methodologies, practices and technologies to support continuous operation of modern enterprise systems.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


To identify and explain the key activities involved in a development and delivery process required for an enterprise system

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy


To analyse and critique existing/example methodologies used to support an enterprise system in a continuous delivery model

GLO4: Critical thinking


Design and propose an effective methodology and software environment to support an Enterprise System given a set of business and technical requirements.

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
Case study Written report, approximately 2,000 words 20% Week 4
Continuous delivery and support proposal (group) Two written reports, and a functioning prototype 40% Week 11
Examination 2-hour written examination 40% Examination period

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.

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