SIT192 - Discrete Mathematics


2025 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
Assumed knowledge:

Students who did not complete VCE Mathematical Methods 3 and 4 should consider undertaking SIT190 prior to SIT192 if possible.



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: SITM192
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.

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 online seminar per week, weekly meetings.


In this unit you will explore the foundations of discrete mathematics, the basis for mathematical reasoning in applied and computational sciences. You will learn how to rigorously build, from first principles, the tools needed to address a wide range of mathematical and scientific problems. The topics you will cover include number theory, propositional and predicate logic, graph theory, sets, functions, recurrences and combinatorics. SIT192 is designed to prepare you for further study in disciplines where discrete mathematics play a fundamental or foundational role: cryptography, networks, computer programming, and analysis of algorithms.

Hurdle requirement

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

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