• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2017
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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:

1.  Identify, evaluate and generate innovative concepts to real-world engineering problems in a business and innovation environment.
Evaluate, exploit and manage Intellectual Property and other entrepreneurial opportunities in a technology context.
Understand decision-making responsibilities at the interface between business and innovation to improve project outcomes.
Manage, plan and take leadership roles in innovation and commercialisation projects in accordance with best practice.
Apply technical knowledge to entrepreneurial and start-up company opportunities to a competitive funding environment.
6.  Leverage the dynamics of collaborative teams to solve and communicate complex problems within given deadlines.

Professional Skills Mapping:
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies 

Indicative Assessment

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

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Requisite and Incompatibility

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

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3852
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $5130
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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
8360 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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