SIT192 - Discrete Mathematics


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




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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 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.


Assumed knowledge: Year 12 mathematics or equivalent. The unit SIT190 is recommended for students who did not complete VCE Mathematical Methods 3 and 4. 


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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