University of Technology Sydney

C09122v3 Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (Honours)

Award(s): Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (Honours) (BCIInn(Hons))
CRICOS code: 0100449
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 108
Course EFTSL: 2.25
Location: City campus


The course is only open to students who are currently undertaking a combined Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation degree.

Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Inherent requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Levels of award
Other information


The Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (Honours) offers training in research to prepare students for further postgraduate research study in the transdisciplinary innovation area.

This course provides students opportunities to be exposed to professional practice through engagement with industry and community mentors as well as to work on research that addresses real-world challenges. Honours also provides a pathway for students interested in pursuing postgraduate studies at masters and PhD level, and enhances graduates' career and study options.

This degree empowers its graduates to recognise and respond to real-world challenges which take a global, cultural and social justice perspective and potentially shape future workforce opportunities through contribution to knowledge.

Students in this course will engage with cutting-edge creative practices through UTS’s academic mentors to explore concepts, methods, techniques and technologies across disciplinary boundaries with the intention of provoking insights and generating knowledge in new transdisciplinary contexts.

Career options

This course equips graduates with the critical thinking, creativity and professional project skills to pursue careers in their chosen field. Specific career options depend on the student's core discipline. Graduates are also well prepared to undertake postgraduate research degrees or begin a career as a researcher.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Identify and evaluate complex challenges by analysing system dynamics, constraints, and potential leverage points, using disciplinary perspectives, evidence, and diverse viewpoints.
2.1 Independently identify and trial novel research and discovery practices to elicit transdisciplinary insights.
3.1 Articulate and justify research design to demonstrate rigour in creative and critical thinking.
3.2 Synthesise and persuasively communicate novel transdisciplinary ideas with depth and clarity, using appropriate modalities.
4.1 Develop reflexive connection with an evolving self, demonstrating ethical and intellectual positions that reflect well-considered values that enable greater purpose and inclusivity.
5.1 Critically reflect on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People's contexts to inform transdisciplinary research practices to work with and for Indigenous Australians.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline at an appropriate level.

To qualify for entry into the course, the student must have successfully completed:

1. all required subjects in their professional degree program with a weighted average mark of 65 and above; and

2. At least 5 subjects from the following Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation subjects with a weighted average mark of 80 and above:

81511 Problems to Possibilities

81512 Creative Practice and Methods

81513 Past, Present, Future of Innovation

81514 Creativity and Complexity

81515 Leading Innovation

81516 Initiatives and Entrepreneurship

81522 Innovation Internship A

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

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 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

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.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course. For more information about inherent requirements and where prospective and current students can get assistance and advice regarding these, see the UTS Inherent requirements page.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course.

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the TD School Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

Course duration and attendance

This course builds on the existing Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation degree by extending the research dimension in the 4th year of the course.

Course structure

Students must complete 108 credit points, comprising 66 credit points of creative intelligence and innovation subjects and 42 credit points of honours subjects. The creative intelligence and innovation subjects are undertaken in accelerated form within the July and Summer sessions during the first three years of study in combination with the professional degree program.

Course completion requirements

81511 Problems to Possibilities 8cp
81512 Creative Practice and Methods 8cp
81513 Past, Present, Future of Innovation 8cp
81514 Creativity and Complexity 8cp
81515 Leading Innovation 8cp
81516 Initiatives and Entrepreneurship 8cp
81522 Innovation Internship A 6cp
81531 Industry Innovation Project 12cp
81528 New Knowledge-making Lab 6cp
81548 Research Methods and Proposal 12cp
81549 Honours Thesis 24cp
Total 108cp

Course program

The following example shows a typical full-time program.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
July session
81511 Problems to Possibilities   8cp
December session
81512 Creative Practice and Methods   8cp
Year 2
July session
81513 Past, Present, Future of Innovation   8cp
Year 3
February session
81514 Creativity and Complexity   8cp
July session
81515 Leading Innovation   8cp
December session
81516 Initiatives and Entrepreneurship   8cp
Summer session
81522 Innovation Internship A   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
81531 Industry Innovation Project   12cp
March session
81528 New Knowledge-making Lab   6cp
April Session
81548 Research Methods and Proposal   12cp
Spring session
81549 Honours Thesis   24cp

Levels of award

The Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (Honours) degree can be awarded as follows:
Degree with first class honours,
Degree with second class honours

The final level of honours achieved is determined by a weighted average calculation of the advanced Creative Intelligence and Innovation subjects, calculated in accordance with the formula 'sum of all' (UTS TD subject credit points multiplied by mark) divisible by the 'sum of all TD subject credit points" such that:
For first class honours: no less than 85
For second class honours: in the range of 75.00 and 84.99
The advanced Creative Intelligence and Innovation subjects are:
81528 New Knowledge Making Lab
81531 Industry Innovation Project
81548 Research Methods and Proposal
81549 Honours Thesis

Other information

Further information is available from:
UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222