SIT312 - System Design and Prototyping


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

SIT221 and one of SIT210, SIT107 or SIT123



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 1 hour class per week, 1 x 3 hour practical per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.


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.  In this unit, some of the required equipment is shared amongst other IT units and may have been purchased previously (to the approximate value of $150).  Additional equipment to the value of $200 will be required.


This unit will introduce students to methods and practices in system design, prototyping and testing, and business and funding models relevant to small start-ups and "Kickstarters". Students will demonstrate a synthesis of knowledge, practical and professional skills developed throughout their studies by working in small teams to develop and prototype a product with commercial potential, using agile development practices.