SIT217 - Introduction to Software Engineering


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: 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 trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3 hour active class per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

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


Student Equipment Purchases

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


The aim of this unit is to introduce students to all phases of the Software Engineering lifecycle, tools, and contemporary approaches for the development of computer systems. Students will study a set of core and contemporary concepts, principles, and development approaches of system analysis. Students will use industry standard techniques to capture and document functional and non-functional requirements using professional practices to model user goals, applications, and domains. Students will apply theory, knowledge, and industry standard practices to construct and evaluate prototype user interfaces, interaction models, implement solutions, thoroughly test, and evaluate user acceptance to ensure systems are reliable and maintainable.

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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