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Master of Innovation and Professional Practice

A single two year graduate award offered by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Field of Education
    • Business and Management
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Field of Education
    • Business and Management

Program Requirements

The Master of Innovation and Professional Practice requires completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of the following introductory graduate coursework component:

18 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

MGMT8015 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
VCPG6001 Unravelling Complexity
VCPG6004 Creating Impact

6 units from completion of a research methods course from the following list:

ENVS6014 Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability
ENVS6103 Introduction to Environmental and Social Research
HUMN6003 Digital Humanities: Methods and Practices
MGMT8006 Management Research Methods
MGMT8018 Qualitative Research Methods
MGMT8019 Quantitative Research Methods
POPH8315 Methods in Applied Epidemiological Research
SOCY8101 Social Research Theory and Design
STAT6006 Marketing Research Methods

36 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

MGMT7161 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Planning
VCPG6002 Mobilising Research
VCPG6100 Group Research and Innovation Project (12 units)
VCPG8001 Wicked Problems
VCPG8002 Ignorance!

12 units from completion of breadth courses from the following list:

VCPG6200 Innovation Internship (6-12 units)
Any 8000-level course offered by an ANU college

24 units from elective courses offered by ANU



Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0

Cognate Disciplines

All disciplines

English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Assessment of Qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework:

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities:

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Applications for course credit

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit. 

Annual indicative fee for domestic students

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Annual indicative fee for international students

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ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The Master of Innovation and Professional Practice (MIPP) is for students from any discipline who want to change the world.
The program builds upon ANU Vice Chancellor’s courses to prepare students from all disciplines with the knowledge, skills and confidence required to achieve great things in our uncertain, but exciting world of rapid technological, economic, environmental and social change.
The program is multidisciplinary in enrollment, content and teaching, and provides students with extensive opportunities to learn by working in multidisciplinary teams on complex real-world challenges and opportunities with business, the innovation eco-system, government, NGOs and the broader community.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

This program is available for applications until second semester, 2019

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of a Master of Innovation and Professional Practice, graduates will be able to:

  1. an advanced understanding of the systems context in which complex challenges and opportunities emerge including environmental, economic, political, social, safety, historical, sustainability and ethical aspects;
  2. the ability to use appropriate research methods and exercise critical thinking and professional judgement to select, adapt and apply appropriate knowledge, practices and tools to make sense of, and address complex problems and opportunities in a broad range of contexts;
  3. an advanced understanding and practical experience of operating within the innovation ecosystem;
  4. the ability to learn quickly, adapt and innovate in new and complex environments;
  5. the ability to lead and work effectively in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural and distributed teams;
  6. the ability to communicate complex concepts effectively with diverse audiences using a range of modalities;
  7. the ability to act in a professional and ethical manner; and
  8. a capacity for lifelong learning.
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