SIT221 - Data Structures and Algorithms


2023 unit information

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

SIT131 or SIT232



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 2 hour online class per week, 1 x 2 hour workshop per week, weekly drop-in sessions.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning including optional scheduled activities as detailed in the unit site.


SIT221 introduces students to in memory data modelling and computational trade-offs when developing software. Computing platforms from Internet-Of-Things (IoT) devices to supercomputers have limited or restricted resources available to software engineers in terms of memory, computational power, and energy consumption. Writing efficient and high-quality programs is the technical skill every technology company is after. This unit will extend student programming capabilities by exploring the application and implementation of different data structures and algorithms and considerations associated with appropriate selection of these tools to meet different system requirements.

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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