SIT771 - Object-Oriented Development


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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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 1 hour online class per week, 1 x 2 hour workshop per week, weekly drop-in sessions.

Scheduled learning activities - online

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


Students enrolled in S406, S408, S434, S464, S470, S479, S506, S507, S508, S536, S538, S735, S737, S739, S770, S779, are not eligible to enrol in the following units:

SIT771 Object-Orientated Development
SIT772 Database and Information Retrieval
SIT773 Software Requirements Analysis and Modelling
SIT774 Web Technologies and Development


In this unit students learn to construct computer programs using iterative development processes and object oriented analysis, design, and programming techniques. The unit assumes no prior knowledge and introduces students to fundamental programming principles, programming abstractions, control mechanisms, and how these operate within the computer. Students learn to build programs that use objects and classes, variables, methods, parameters, types, libraries, control flow, and associated statements. In addition to these fundamentals, students also learn to apply the object-oriented principles of abstraction, encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism to analyse, design, and implement object oriented programs. This includes use of programming language libraries and features that support these principles.

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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