SIT111 - Computer Systems


2024 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




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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 seminar per week, weekly meetings.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 2 hour seminar per week, weekly meetings.


Equipment requirements: Learning experiences and assessment activities in this unit require that students have access to specific computing equipment, such as single-board computers and microcontrollers. The expected cost of this equipment for this unit is $150. This equipment will also be usable in subsequent units.


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 and the tools used information technology professionals. The unit connects students with hardware and software elements of computer systems, ensuring they are ready to engage with configuring, operating, and building computing systems.

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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