• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Matthew Doolan
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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This course will present innovation in the engineering context and use case studies sourced from industry for analysis and discussion. Students will develop an understanding of innovation processes and management within an engineering organizational environment. The organizational structure and the roles of science and technology in promoting an innovative environment, together with the associated risks and uncertainties, will be covered. The value, protection and management of Intellectual Property (IP) both in an organizational and legal context will also be considered. Students will be introduced to new engineering product development processes. The study of entrepreneurship will include start-up pathways, the establishment of a start-up company establishment and legal obligations.  Operational and finance plans in support of engineering start-up companies will also be considered.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

After successful completion of this subject students will be able to :

  1. Identify the need for innovative engineering; and generate and evaluate innovative concepts
  2. Understand the basic elements of innovation, innovation management and commercialisation; and be able to plan and schedule activities in accordance with standard practice.
  3. Be conversant with Intellectual Property (IP) law; and evaluate, exploit and manage Intellectual Property.
  4. Understand decision making responsibilities at the interface between business and innovation.
  5. Understand the dynamics of collaborative teams and how to work effectively within a team to accomplish tasks within given deadlines.
  6. As an entrepreneur, understand start-up company pathways and develop a business pitch for funding

Indicative Assessment

Quizzes (10%); Tutorials and case studies (20%); Technical reports and presentation (40%); Exam (30%).

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Lectures (30hrs); Tutorials (10hrs); Tutorial case studies (20hrs); Assessment activity and self-directed learning (70hrs).

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ENGN3221 or COMP3120.

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6 units

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6.00 0.12500
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2014 $2952
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2007 $2298
2006 $2190
2005 $2190
2004 $2190
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8686 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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