SIT311 - Software Engineering 3: Designing User-Centric Internet-Of-Things Application


2021 unit information

Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250

SIT232 and one of SIT107 or SIT217


Must be enrolled in S464 Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar each week for 5 weeks, 1 x 3 hour studio per week for 6 weeks.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1 hour online workshop per week


This is a problem-oriented and design-based learning unit with a focus of introducing students to principles of user-centred design, within the area of Internet-of-Things (IoT). Using contemporary practices and tools, students will apply user-centred design concepts to plan, implement and evaluate IoT enabled applications. Key focus areas will include: challenges of enabling usability, interaction design, and forms of user acceptance testing for the IoT domain. This unit integrates concepts in IoT and software development covered in the pre-requisite units, while also applying principles of usability covered within this unit.

Hurdle requirement

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

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