SIT737 - Cloud Native Application Development


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Assumed knowledge:

Operating systems and computer networks



For students enrolled in S464, BDS(Hons): Must have completed 16 credit points.

For students enrolled in S470, S506, S507, S508, S535, S536, S538, S577, S677, S735, S737, S739, S770, S778, S779, S789: Nil



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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.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

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


The cloud native approach to application development reflects modern demands to rapidly adapt to new business requirements, improve utilisation and efficiency of development teams, and deliver high quality reliable and scalable services using cloud technologies.  Cloud native applications are constructed using the microservices architecture and typically exist only within the cloud.  In this unit students will learn to design, develop, and deploy of cloud native applications according to best practices including infrastructure as code, asynchronous communication, instrumentation, latency management, replication and parallelization, failure management, and security.

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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