SIT111 - Computer Systems


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125



SIT102 and SIT192

Incompatible with:


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 active class per week, weekly drop-in sessions.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 2 hour online workshop per week, weekly drop-in sessions.


Over the past 70 years, computers have revolutionised nearly every facet of modern life, from healthcare to education, manufacturing to transport, and entertainment to agriculture. Computing hardware and the algorithms encoded into software are thus vital to the continued growth of modern society, as are computer scientists and software engineers - the professionals who design and develop computational solutions to many of the world’s problems. In this unit, students will learn the building blocks of computing systems, from basic logic gates to software applications. The unit will provide step-by-step guidance on how to understand the layers of abstractions on which computer systems are based on. Students will engage in a series of activities and tasks to learn how each layer functions and how they operate together as a whole to make a complete computer system.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must meet certain milestones as part of the portfolio.

Unit Fee Information

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