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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
After successful completion of this subject students will be able to :
- Identify the need for innovative engineering; and generate and evaluate innovative concepts
- Understand the basic elements of innovation, innovation management and commercialisation; and be able to plan and schedule activities in accordance with standard practice.
- Be conversant with Intellectual Property (IP) law; and evaluate, exploit and manage Intellectual Property.
- Understand decision making responsibilities at the interface between business and innovation.
- Understand the dynamics of collaborative teams and how to work effectively within a team to accomplish tasks within given deadlines.
- As an entrepreneur, understand start-up company pathways and develop a business pitch for funding
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).
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|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|