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Undergraduate | RMI-CPT111 | 2023

Building IT Systems

Get inspired and informed about building IT. Find a team, form a plan, seed an idea and watch it grow it from start to finish. Use tools and tactics to deliver the full lifecycle. Learn from hands-on experience how to grow and harvest your IT ideas.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Start dates
27 Feb 2023,
28 Aug 2023
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

Building IT Systems

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this subject you should be able to:

    1. locate and assess tools and resources for IT systems, apply knowledge to a wide variety of experiences in programming or scripting, networks and databases to design and develop IT systems
    2. identify, decompose and solve problems related to creation of IT system prototypes
    3. effectively communicate project outcomes in a written report
    4. work independently and collaboratively to develop small IT systems
    5. evaluate and provide feedback on the work of your peers

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:


Exposure to user interface design (CPT112), databases (CPT140), web programming (CPT270) an advantage for more advanced projects incorporating such aspects of IT - not required for standard projects.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Webcam/microphone for video conferencing (common feature in most laptops). Desktop users can use a dedicated webcam and microphone/headset for video conferencing.
  • Software requirements - Access to Windows, Macintosh or Linux computer system for project work.
  • Other requirements -

    Some projects may have specific hardware and/or software requirements (dependent on project selection).

    Stable broadband connection required to access online learning materials and live chat sessions/recordings. (note: mobile broadband users may have difficulties participating in live chat sessions) This unit may also require downloading and/or uploading of large amounts of data across the study period, so a faster broadband connection (eg. ADSL2/2+ or NBN) might be an advantage.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.