SIT740 - Research and Development in Information Technology

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
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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.


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