Availabilities:

Not offered in 2020

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1discuss contemporary theories related to innovation and design
2critically analyse the factors which influence the diffusion of innovations
3develop, produce and document an innovative and creative solution to meet a specific need or opportunity
4demonstrate innovation and creativity in design and problem solving skills
5apply principles of market research and processes in marketing
6apply sustainable processes, techniques and methods used in manufacturing and production for a design solution
7demonstrate principles of environmental sustainability and iterative evaluations throughout the development of a designed solution.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss contemporary theories related to innovation and design
  2. critically analyse the factors which influence the diffusion of innovations
  3. develop, produce and document an innovative and creative solution to meet a specific need or opportunity
  4. demonstrate innovation and creativity in design and problem solving skills
  5. apply principles of market research and processes in marketing
  6. apply sustainable processes, techniques and methods used in manufacturing and production for a design solution
  7. demonstrate principles of environmental sustainability and iterative evaluations throughout the development of a designed solution.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.

Fee paying courses
For postgraduate or undergraduate full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

+