SIT740 - Research and Development in Information Technology

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
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Unit chair:

Sasan Adibi (Trimester 1), Seng Loke (Trimester 3)





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Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour scheduled online seminar per fortnight, and 1 x 1-hour face-to-face workshop each week.

Cloud (online): 1 x 1 hour scheduled online seminar per fortnight


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Many different sectors of the economy including health and transportation are being impacted by potentially game-changing IT innovations, fueled by IT Research and Development. Indeed, IT has pervaded into myriad fields of endeavor, including science, healthcare, humanities, architecture, economics, governance, commerce and everyday life. IT application in different fields has also sparked research and development at the intersection of Computer Science and other fields. This unit will be an introduction to the processes, issues and trends in IT R&D, including case studies in technologies and researching software tools in areas such as Internet of Things, Intelligent Transport Systems, and AI and Robotics. Students will learn IT R&D methodology and problem-solving processes, from conception to deployed systems and critically examine digital ethics to understand the ethical challenges that IT R&D can raise.


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