• Code VCUG3100
  • Unit Value 6 to 12 units
  • Offered by ANU College of Science
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Vice Chancellor Undergraduate
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

Course not offered in 2021

Group Research & Innovation Project is open to students from all academic Colleges.

In this course, students work in small teams to address a complex real-world problem, opportunity or challenge. Teams are generally drawn from different disciplines, and students will be required to bring their disciplinary perspective to an interdisciplinary team. Teams will be mentored throughout their project, with an emphasis on developing strategies to deliver value to all project stakeholders. Teams will collaborate with an industry, government or university client, and students will be given an opportunity to engage with the innovation, research and development community to realise their ideas.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Synthesise technical knowledge and approaches to generate solutions to a complex interdisciplinary project.
  2. Develop, analyse, and critically evaluate alternative options in order to justify and generate deliverables in a real-world project.
  3. Apply project management and organisational skills to produce time-sensitive deliverables in a multi-disciplinary team.
  4. Effective transmission of decisions and solutions using appropriate media to professional and lay audiences.
  5. Demonstrate and reflect on leadership and creativity as an individual and within a multi-disciplinary team.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Group Project Deliverables (80) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Professional Reflection (20) [LO 3,5]

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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the session including the face-to-face component as negotiated with the supervisor and depending on the nature of the project, as well as independent study.

Inherent Requirements

To be determined.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 72 units towards a degree.

You will need to contact the ANU College of Science to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

No required texts.


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

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 to 12 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
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

There are no current offerings for this course.

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