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Research and Development in Information Technology

Welcome to this Deakin University unit, SIT740 Research and Development in Information Technology.

This program is part of the Cyber Security and Information Technology Leadership degrees offered by Deakin University

About the program

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.


5 courses

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Who will you learn with?

Seng is Professor in Computer Science at the School of Information Technology at Deakin University. He also co-leads Deakin's Internet of Things Platforms and Applications Lab.

Dr Thanh Thi Nguyen is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Information Technology. He works with Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning and is a leading researcher in Artificial Intelligence.

Learning outcomes

  • Research a range of R&D methodologies and processes and apply those processes to solve problems.
  • Evaluate products, services and solutions and propose evidence-based improvements to R&D processes.
  • Experiment with new technologies in a particular IT field to realise its potential and suggest solutions to real-world problems.
  • Design technological solutions that satisfy requirements, functional and non-functional constraints and persuade stakeholders of the merits of that solution.
  • Justify achieved outcomes by providing relevant evidence and critiquing the quality of that evidence against given criteria.

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