Course Title: IT Studio 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: IT Studio 1

Credit Points: 24.00

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


171H School of Science


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Course Coordinator: Julie Porteous

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3575

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 014.08.007-E1

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

IT Studio 1 is an introductory studio-based course that focuses on the acquisition and development of fundamental technical and professional skills for the IT industry. The studio-based approach provides an authentic problem setting. Theory and practice are blended in the application of learning centered on development of e.g. IT products and services.  

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Design and develop programming solutions for small scale practical problems.
  2. Apply knowledge of various ICT components to design a product/service.
  3. Demonstrate effective team participation and effective communication using accurate technical vocabulary.
  4. Identify and use strategies, including reflective frameworks and peer feedback, to fill knowledge gaps and improve professional practice. 
  5. Demonstrate adherence to appropriate standards and practice of professionalism through use of version control systems. 

Overview of Learning Activities

Instructor Guided Hours (face to face): 96 per offering 

This course will be delivered via hands-on workshops which are supported by presentation of technical content in a blended mode featuring online material supplemented with instructor guided activities and consultation. This will take place over a period of 8 to 10 weeks. 

Learner Directed Hours: 144 per offering  

Learner-directed hours include time spent reading and studying online materials; working through examples; and performing exercises and assignments designed by the instructors to reinforce concepts and develop practical skills across a variety of problem types. 

Overview of Learning Resources

You will make extensive use of computer laboratories and relevant software provided by the School. You will be able to access course information and learning materials through MyRMIT and may be provided with copies of additional materials in class or via email. Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided. 

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements. 

Assessment tasks 

Assessment Task 1: (5%) Microcredentials.

This task supports CLOs: 3, 4.

Assessment Task 2: (20%) Team ITP Project to design and build a small to medium sized IT product.

This task supports CLOs: 2, 3, 4.

Assessment Task 3: (10%) Weekly programming exercises (using Zylabs).

This task supports CLOs: 1.

Assessment Task 4: (45%) Individual Programming Project.
This assessment also includes an individual interview.

This task supports CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 5.

Assessment Task 5: (20%) Timed Programming Challenges.
This task supports CLOs: 1.