OnlineSession 2N/A

Unit description

Introduces students to contemporary theories in innovation and design and the factors that influence the diffusion of innovations. Students develop, produce and document an innovative and creative solution to meet a specific need or opportunity. Students demonstrate principles of environmental sustainability and iterative evaluations throughout the development of a designed solution.

Unit content

Topic 1: Contemporary theories of innovation, creativity and design
Topic 2: The innovation process and factors that influence entrepreneurial activity
Topic 3: Factors influencing success, agencies and entrepreneurial activity
Topic 4: Creativity and problem solving techniques
Topic 5: Market research and marketing
Topic 6: Manufacturing and production processes, techniques and methods
Topic 7: Project design and risk management documentation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (6 weeks)
Portfolio Part A40%
Portfolio Part B60%

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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