SIT740 - Research and Development in Information Technology

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

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, and 1 x 1-hour face-to-face workshop each week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1 hour online seminar per fortnight.

Note:

The Cloud Campus offering of this unit uses the FutureLearn online learning platform. Learn more about studying through FutureLearn.

Content

Many different sectors of the economy including health and transportation are being impacted by potentially game-changing IT innovations, fuelled by IT Research and Development. Indeed, IT has pervaded into myriad fields of endeavour, 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.

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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