SIT771 - Object-Oriented Development

Unit details


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Son Tran
Trimester 2: Bahadorreza Ofoghi
Trimester 3: Son Tran


Incompatible with: SCC614
Typical study commitment:

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - on-campus unit enrolment:

1 x 1 hour online lecture per week, 1 x 2 hour practical experience (workshop) per week, weekly meetings.

Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - online unit enrolment:

Online independent and collaborative learning 1 x 1 hour online lecture per week (recordings provided), 1 x 2 hour online practical experience (workshop) per week, weekly meetings.


Students enrolled in S406, S408, S434, S464, S470, S479, S506, S507, S508, S536, S538, S735, S737, S739, S770, S779, are not eligible to enrol in the following units:

SIT771 Object-Orientated Development
SIT772 Database and Information Retrieval
SIT773 Software Requirements Analysis and Modelling
SIT774 Web Technologies and Development


In this unit, students will learn how to construct computer programs using iterative development processes and object-oriented analysis, design, and programming techniques. The unit assumes no prior knowledge and introduces students to fundamental programming principles, programming abstractions, control mechanisms, and how these operate within a software application. Students will learn to build programs that use objects and classes, variables, methods, parameters, types, libraries, control flow, and associated statements. With project-based learning, students will learn to apply the object-oriented principles of abstraction, encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism to analyse, design, and implement object-oriented programs.

ULO 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


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

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


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

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


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

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


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

GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO6: Self-management


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Learning portfolio Written reports 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: SIT771 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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