• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Vice Chancellor Undergraduate
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

This course will introduce students to key methods and tools that underpin innovation across disciplines. Students will learn to use Systems Thinking; Design Thinking; 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 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 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 VCPG6004




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
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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