SIT310 - Robotics Application Development


2023 unit information

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




Incompatible with:


Study commitment

On average, students are expected to spend at least 150 hours in the learning and assessment activities for this unit. This consists of weekly classes and workshops, assessment tasks delivered through OnTrack, and completing required readings and research, and private study. Students (both campus and online) are expected to engage with the learning activities, similarly, attend the live broadcast of the classes/workshops or review class recordings, prepare for workshop activities and engage with fellow students collaboratively to complete the learning activities in the unit site. Class recordings will be made available via the unit site soon after the scheduled class. Learning resources will be collated in the unit site in coherent modules.

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 $300. Students will be informed at the start of the unit if loan equipment is available, or if they will be required to purchase it.


In this unit, students will use industry standard approaches to developing robotics applications. These approaches allow the integration of hardware, software and different communications technologies as seamless applications to solve complex physical problems using robots. Students will learn how to develop publish/subscribe and service-based applications that allow multiple ground and/or airborne robotics systems to interact. Students will learn advanced robotics techniques, including control, navigation, vision, planning and simulation.

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

Click on the fee link below which describes you: