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C20060v1 Diploma in Innovation

Award(s): Diploma in Innovation (DipInn)
CRICOS code: 092521B
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Notes

The Diploma in Innovation is not offered as a stand-alone degree and can only be undertaken alongside a single undergraduate bachelor's degree.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Transfer between UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The Diploma in Innovation is a new qualification created as a direct response to industry demand for graduates to work at the intersection of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Taking a transdisciplinary approach, the course engages students with open, complex and networked problems. In doing so, attributes relating to complex systems thinking, creating value in problem-solving and inquiry, and imaginative and ethical citizenship are engendered. Students develop entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial capabilities as well as the ability to effectively employ interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary practices. These attributes and capabilities enable graduates to identify and develop solutions to some of the most complex issues that face their disciplines and society.

The first of its kind in Australia, this course allows students to gain exposure to real-world problems and collaborate with a diverse group of students, academics and industry partners, consolidating the course aims in their chosen area of study while developing the creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship skills sought by government, employers and society alike.

Course aims

This course provides a range of opportunities for students to develop creative, transdisciplinary and entrepreneurial practices that build on and extend their specialist study within their core degrees. This enables students to scope and realise ideas that can create social, cultural and/or economic value.

Students gain skills, perspectives and strategies to address the open, complex and networked problems, challenges and opportunities in today's world. In particular, students develop high-level conceptual thinking and problem-solving practices that lead to the development of innovative, creative and entrepreneurial outcomes.

Students are supported to become skilled at developing opportunities and forge their own entrepreneurial careers.

Career options

Career options include employment or self-employment in the commercial or not-for-profit sectors associated with students' chosen field of study and/or profession. This course help students to: (i) prepare to be an entrepreneur, (ii) work directly for an entrepreneur, (iii) instigate entrepreneurial initiatives within corporate settings, or (iv) work within a corporation that helps entrepreneurial clients.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Identify and represent the components and processes within complex systems and organise them within relational frameworks.
1.2 Select, apply and evaluate various techniques and technologies for investigating and interpreting complex systems.
2.1 Explore the relevance and test the value of frameworks, approaches and methods from different disciplines, professional practices or fields of inquiry for gaining insights into particular problems, proposals, practices, contexts and systems.
2.2 Research and analyse problem situations or contexts from multiple disciplinary or personal perspectives to develop a deep understanding of the needs, interests and values of multiple stakeholders.
2.3 Integrate findings from research and problem/stakeholder/data analysis in creative and useful ways to generate a proposal.
2.4 Critically examine, test, appreciate and articulate the speculative or actual value of outcomes for different stakeholders, whether at a societal, organizational, community or individual level.
3.1 Communicate, explore, network and negotiate in ways that extend representation of disciplinary ideas or perspectives.
3.2 Design, develop and apply appropriate team-based decision making frameworks and participate collaboratively in teams according to proposed intentions.
3.3 Select and use a range of appropriate data, tools, techniques, technologies and methods creatively and critically in multi-disciplinary teams to discover, investigate, design, produce and communicate ideas or artefacts.
3.4 Articulate often-complex ideas simply, succinctly and compellingly to a diverse team or multiple types of audiences.
4.1 Identify significant issues, challenges or opportunities and assess potential to act creatively and ethically on them
4.2 Design and develop ideas, strategies and practices for betterment that engage with and respond respectfully, generatively and analytically to different ways of knowing across community and cultural contexts.
4.3 Interrogate and appreciate the ethical responsibilities related to social, legal and regulatory practices.
4.4 Make decisions that engage ethically and sensitively with the values of particular groups, communities, organisations or cultures.
4.5 Exercise good judgment in knowing when to take a leadership role, and when to enable leadership by others to address community, organisational or cultural issues, challenges and opportunities through innovation.
5.1 Imagine and design initiatives within existing organisational structures (intapreneurship) or design a new context for change (entrepreneurship)
5.2 Explore and articulate the transformation required to create and implement innovation, with sensitivity to the creative destruction that this requires
5.3 Identify required capabilities for realising an idea and create a venture team to achieve the aspirations of a particular innovation.
5.4 Communicate confidently and with diplomacy to influence essential stakeholders or decision makers and to achieve impact

Admission requirements

Applicants for admission must satisfy the selection criteria as specified by the faculty.

Admission is only open to UTS undergraduate coursework students. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation, the Bachelor of Technology and Innovation, or the Digital Creative Enterprise major are ineligible for simultaneous admission with the Diploma of Innovation.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a three-year, part time basis and must be taken concurrently with an undergraduate coursework degree program at UTS. Taught in intensive mode in between Autumn, Spring and Summer sessions, study is undertaken at times outside of core degree requirements.

Course structure

Students must complete 48 credit points made up of 32 credit points of compulsory subjects and 16 credit points of electives (each 8 credit points).

Subjects are organised in two streams (each 24 credit points). The streams relate to the areas of creative intelligence, and innovation and entrepreneurship.

Course completion requirements

STM91176 Creative Intelligence 24cp
STM91177 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 24cp
Total 48cp

Course program

A typical program is shown below.

July commencing, part time
Year 1
July session
81539 Impossibilities to Possibilities   8cp
Summer session
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
81540 Technology, Methods and Creative Practice 8cp  
81538 Frame Innovation 8cp  
Year 2
July session
94663 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Studio A   8cp
Summer session
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
94657 Futures Thinking: Making Futures 8cp  
94665 Complexity and Sustainability 8cp  
Year 3
July session
94662 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Studio B   8cp
Summer session
94658 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Studio C   8cp
Summer commencing, part time, Summer commencing, part time
Year 1
Summer session
81539 Impossibilities to Possibilities   8cp
81538 Frame Innovation   8cp
Year 2
July session
94663 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Studio A   8cp
Summer session
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
94657 Futures Thinking: Making Futures 8cp  
94665 Complexity and Sustainability 8cp  
Year 3
July session
94662 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Studio B   8cp
Summer session
94658 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Studio C   8cp

Transfer between UTS courses

After completing 16 credit points in this course, students may transfer to a combined degree with the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation, subject to achieving a minimum weighted average mark of 75 in this course and 65 in their primary degree. An internal course transfer is only available to students presently studying one of the core degrees that can be combined with the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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