• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Vice Chancellor Postgraduate
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Shayne Flint
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This course will introduce students to key methods and tools that underpin innovation across disciplines. Students will learn to use Systems Thinking; Design Thinking; the Business Model Canvas; and Lean Startup techniques to identify and validate opportunities, and to rapidly deliver results.

By applying these methods and tools to simple real-world problems, students working in small teams will develop the confidence and skills they need to begin tackling more complex problems and to have a real impact on the world around them.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:
1. An ability to select, adapt and use modern innovation methods and tools to
    (a) identify and validate real-world problems   
    (b) identify and validate potential solutions to real world problems   
    (c) implement, evaluate and improve a solution to a real-world problem
2. An ability to lead and work in small multi-disciplinary teams
3. An ability to present information and interact in a professional manner with a diverse audience
4. An ability to provide constructive feedback to peers
5. An ability to learn from reflective practice

Indicative Assessment

  • 10% Workshop and Tutorial participation (0.5% per workshop or tutorial to maximum of 10%)
  • 10% Peer Assessment (5% at week 5 and 5% at week 11)
  • 30% Team Report and Presentation - problem identification and validation
  • 30% Team Report and Presentation - problem solution
  • 10% Public showcase
  • 10% Individual Reflective Portfolio addressing all learning outcomes

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10 hours per week: 2-hour workshop (for whole class), 2-hour tutorial (for groups of around 18 students each), 6 hours of independent project work and study.

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with VCUG2004




Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4860
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5056 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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