University of Technology Sydney

C10330v3 Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation

Award(s): Bachelor of Science in (name of Science major) (BSc)
Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (BCIInn)

UAC code: 609585 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 079759M
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Innovation and Transdisciplinary program
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Pathway course
Assumed knowledge
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

In the science component of this combined degree, students may select any one of nine different specialised programs leading to the award of a science degree naming the chosen discipline, or students may select a range of science subjects to tailor their study according to their interests.

Taking a transdisciplinary approach, the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation utilises multiple perspectives from diverse fields, integrating a range of industry experiences, real-world projects and self-initiated proposals, equipping graduates to address the wicked problems, complex challenges and untapped opportunities in today's world.

The flexibility of this course allows students to either specialise in a specific professional area or to develop skills and knowledge in a range of scientific disciplines. All majors aim to produce professional scientists with a thorough grounding in theory and highly adaptable and practical scientific, experimental and computational skills relevant to the discipline chosen.

By focusing on the high-level conceptual thinking and problem-solving practices that lead to the development of innovative, creative and entrepreneurial outcomes, students of the combined degree also gain leading edge capabilities that are highly valued in the globalised world, including dealing with critical and creative thinking, invention, complexity, innovation, future scenario building and entrepreneurship, and the ability to work on their own across disciplines. These creative intelligence competencies enable graduates to navigate in a rapidly changing world.

Career options

Graduates are highly versatile as they can work in almost any industry such as biotechnology, biomedical science, medical science, environmental management and forensics, mathematics, statistical modelling, chemistry, physics, nanotechnology and material science. Graduates could be employed to analyse traffic flow, calculate the optimum distribution of branches for major banks, set rates of insurance premiums, analyse the consumer demand for products, be part of a medical team working on groundbreaking research, determine the effectiveness of new drugs, evaluate the environmental impact of pollution or provide advice on the stock market.

By being creative thinkers, initiators of new ideas, scenario planners, global strategists, open network designers or sustainable futures innovators within their chosen field of study, graduates maximise the potential of their chosen profession, making them highly sought after graduates with the ability to identify and develop solutions to some of the most complex issues that face their disciplines and society.

Innovation and Transdisciplinary program

Transdisciplinarity and Innovation at UTS

All UTS students have the opportunity to develop distinctive capabilities around transdisciplinary thinking and innovation through the TD School. Transdisciplinary education at UTS brings together great minds from different disciplines to explore ideas that improve the way we live and work in the world. These offerings are unique to UTS and directly translate to many existing and emerging roles and careers.

Diploma in Innovation

The Diploma in Innovation (C20060) teaches innovation, supports personal transformation and provides the hard skills needed to support the inventors and inventions of the future. Students come out of the Diploma in Innovation, with the hard skills to create and support sectoral and societal transformation. Graduates are able to fluently integrate ideas, across professional disciplines and are inventors of the future.

All UTS undergraduate students (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation) can apply for the Diploma in Innovation upon admission in their chosen undergraduate degree. It is a complete degree program that runs in parallel to any undergraduate degree. The course is offered on a three-year, part-time basis, with subjects running in 3-week long intensive blocks in July, December and February sessions. More information including a link to apply is available at https://dipinn.uts.edu.au.

Transdisciplinary electives program

Transdisciplinary electives broaden students' horizons and supercharge their problem-solving skills, helping them to learn outside, beyond and across their degrees. Students enrolled in an undergraduate course that includes electives can choose to take a transdisciplinary subject (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation). More information about the TD Electives program is available here.

Course intended learning outcomes

1..1 Demonstrate theoretical and technical knowledge of broad science concepts and explain specialised disciplinary knowledge.
2..1 Evaluate scientific evidence and apply effective experimental design and/or mathematical reasoning, analysis, and critical thinking to apply science and/or mathematic methodologies to real world problems.
3..1 Work autonomously or in teams to address workplace or community problems utilising best scientific practice, with consideration to safety requirements and ethical guidelines
4..1 Design creative solutions to contemporary or complex scientific issues by incorporating innovative methods, reflective practices, and self-directed learning.
5..1 Present and communicate complex ideas and justifications using appropriate communication approaches from a variety of methods (oral, written, visual) to communicate with discipline experts, scientists, industry, and the general public.
6..1 Develop knowledge of Indigenous Australian contexts to inform professional cultural capabilities to work effectively with and for, Indigenous Australians within Scientific contexts.
CII.1.1 Identify and represent the components and processes within complex systems and organise them within frameworks of relationships
CII.1.2 Select, apply and evaluate various techniques and technologies for investigating and interpreting complex systems
CII.1.3 Discern common qualities of complex systems and model their behaviour
CII.1.4 Generate insights from the creative translation of models and patterns across different systems
CII.2.1 Recognise the nature of open, complex, dynamic and networked problems
CII.2.2 Explore the relevance of patterns, frameworks, approaches and methods from different disciplines, professional practices or fields of inquiry for gaining insights into particular problems, proposals, practices, contexts and systems
CII.2.3 Analyse problem situations or contexts from multiple disciplinary or personal perspectives and integrate findings in creative and useful ways
CII.2.4 Test the value of different patterns, frameworks and methods for exploring and addressing complex challenges
CII.2.5 Interrogate and generate ways to create value and evaluate outcomes
CII.2.6 Examine, articulate and appreciate the speculative or actual value of outcomes for different stakeholders, communities or cultures over time
CII.3.1 Communicate, explore, network and negotiate in ways that are inclusive of and mine for ideas from diverse disciplines
CII.3.2 Design, develop and apply appropriate team-based decision making frameworks and participate collaboratively in teams according to proposed intentions
CII.3.3 Use a range of appropriate media, tools, techniques and methods creatively and critically in multi-disciplinary teams to discover, investigate, design, produce and communicate ideas or artefacts
CII.3.4 Articulate often-complex ideas simply, succinctly and persuasively to a diverse team or audience
CII.3.5 Create environments to support inspiration and reflexivity so that inter- and trans-disciplinary practices can develop and thrive
CII.3.6 Recognise problems, challenges and opportunities that require transdisciplinary practices and assemble relevant teams to begin dealing with those problems, challenges and opportunities
CII.4.1 Identify significant issues, challenges or opportunities and assess potential to act creatively on them
CII.4.2 Work within different community, organisational or cultural contexts to design and develop ideas, strategies and practices for betterment
CII.4.3 Make decisions that recognise the humanity of others by engaging ethically and with sensitivity to the values of particular groups, communities, organisations or cultures
CII.4.4 Take a leadership role in identifying and working to address community, organisational or cultural issues, challenges and opportunities through innovation
CII.5.1 Imagine and design initiatives within existing organisational structures (intrapreneurship) or by building a new context (entrepreneurship)
CII.5.2 Explore and articulate the transformation required to create and implement innovation, with sensitivity to the creative destruction that this requires
CII.5.3 Identify required capabilities for realising an idea and create a venture team to achieve the aspirations of a particular innovation
CII.5.4 Communicate confidently and with diplomacy to influence essential stakeholders or decision makers and to achieve impact

Key

CII = Creative Intelligence and Innovation course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

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.

Pathway course

Successful completion of UTS College Diploma of Science guarantees entry into the course with credit recognition of prior learning.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics; any two units of English.

At least two units of science relevant to the individual discipline chosen is recommended; Mathematics Extension 1 is recommended for those majoring in mathematics.

Recognition of prior learning

Students who have successfully completed the UTS College Diploma of Science, may be eligible to receive some credit points towards this course.

Course duration and attendance

Students can complete the course in four years of full-time study. Full-time attendance involves approximately 24 hours each week on campus. Students may also be able to complete the course part time, usually at the rate of two subjects a session (a 50 per cent load), taking eight years to complete. Part-time students are required to attend some classes in daytime hours.

Course structure

The creative intelligence and innovation component consists of 96 credit points. The creative intelligence and innovation subjects are undertaken in accelerated form within July and Summer sessions during the first three years of study, and through one full year of study after completion of the professional degree. The Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program.

Industrial training/professional practice

In the final year of the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation, students can undertake between 6 and 12 credit points of internship (work experience) that relates to innovation within their research, career development or core degree specialisations. For students undertaking 12 credit points of internship, international internships may be negotiated.

This course involves significant industry engagement as part of the learning process. Students may be required to relinquish intellectual property when they opt in to certain industry-related experiences, particularly relating to internships and capstone projects.

Course completion requirements

CBK90653 Stream choice 144cp
STM90839 Core subjects (Creative Intelligence and Innovation) 96cp
Total 240cp

Course program

The majors available and the course programs for each major are shown below.

List of majors
MAJ01100 Chemistry   96cp
MAJ01101 Physics   96cp
MAJ01103 Biotechnology   96cp
MAJ01110 Mathematics   96cp
MAJ01105 Medical Science   96cp
MAJ01126 Environmental Sciences   96cp
STM90694 No specified major (Life and Environmental Sciences)   96cp
STM90697 No specified major (Physical Sciences)   96cp
Chemistry major
Year 1
Autumn session
33130 Mathematics 1   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
68101 Physics 1   6cp
60006 Scientific Perspectives for Global Issues   6cp
July session
81511 Problems to Possibilities   8cp
Spring session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
33230 Mathematics 2   6cp
68201 Physics 2   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics 6cp  
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6cp  
91123 Nature and Evolution 6cp  
41039 Programming 1 6cp  
Summer session
81512 Creative Practice and Methods   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
65202 Organic Chemistry 1   6cp
65307 Physical Chemistry 1   6cp
65306 Analytical Chemistry 1   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91761 Sub-major/Electives (Chemistry) 48cp  
July session
81513 Past, Present, Future of Innovation   8cp
Spring session
65508 Organic Chemistry 2   6cp
65411 Inorganic Chemistry 1   6cp
65409 Analytical Chemistry 2   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91761 Sub-major/Electives (Chemistry) 48cp  
Summer session
81514 Creativity and Complexity   8cp
Year 3
Autumn session
65509 Inorganic Chemistry 2   6cp
65001 Medicinal Chemistry   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
STM91761 Sub-major/Electives (Chemistry) 48cp  
July session
81515 Leading Innovation   8cp
Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
STM91761 Sub-major/Electives (Chemistry) 48cp  
Summer session
81516 Initiatives and Entrepreneurship   8cp
81522 Innovation Internship A   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
81531 Industry Innovation Project   12cp
March session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
81521 Envisioning Futures 6cp  
81528 New Knowledge-making Lab 6cp  
July session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
81525 Innovation Internship B 6cp  
81523 Speculative Start-up 6cp  
81541 Research Proposal 6cp  
Spring session
81532 Creative Intelligence Capstone   12cp
81524 Transdisciplinary Practice at the Cutting Edge   6cp
Physics major
Year 1
Autumn session
33130 Mathematics 1   6cp
68101 Physics 1   6cp
60006 Scientific Perspectives for Global Issues   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
60101 Chemistry and Materials Science 6cp  
65111 Chemistry 1 6cp  
July session
81511 Problems to Possibilities   8cp
Spring session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
33230 Mathematics 2   6cp
68201 Physics 2   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics 6cp  
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6cp  
91123 Nature and Evolution 6cp  
41039 Programming 1 6cp  
Summer session
81512 Creative Practice and Methods   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
68075 Advanced Materials   6cp
68416 Computational Physics   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
STM91763 Sub-major/Electives (Physics) 48cp  
July session
81513 Past, Present, Future of Innovation   8cp
Spring session
68412 Physics of Energy   6cp
68413 Quantum Physics   6cp
68206 Optics   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91763 Sub-major/Electives (Physics) 48cp  
Summer session
81514 Creativity and Complexity   8cp
Year 3
Autumn session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
STM91763 Sub-major/Electives (Physics) 48cp  
July session
81515 Leading Innovation   8cp
Spring session
68513 Nanoscale and Quantum Photonics   6cp
68320 Nanofabrication and Nanocharacterization Techniques   6cp
68606 Solid-state Science and Quantum Devices   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91763 Sub-major/Electives (Physics) 48cp  
Summer session
81516 Initiatives and Entrepreneurship   8cp
81522 Innovation Internship A   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
81531 Industry Innovation Project   12cp
March session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
81521 Envisioning Futures 6cp  
81528 New Knowledge-making Lab 6cp  
July session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
81525 Innovation Internship B 6cp  
81523 Speculative Start-up 6cp  
81541 Research Proposal 6cp  
Spring session
81524 Transdisciplinary Practice at the Cutting Edge   6cp
81532 Creative Intelligence Capstone   12cp
Biotechnology major
Year 1
Autumn session
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
33116 Design, Data, and Decisions   6cp
60006 Scientific Perspectives for Global Issues   6cp
July session
81511 Problems to Possibilities   8cp
Spring session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
91123 Nature and Evolution   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
91132 Molecular Biology   6cp
Summer session
81512 Creative Practice and Methods   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91142 Biotechnology   6cp
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
65202 Organic Chemistry 1 6cp  
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry 6cp  
91168 Ecological Genetics 6cp  
July session
81513 Past, Present, Future of Innovation   8cp
Spring session
21214 Business and Social Impact   6cp
91401 Immunology   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
91159 Environmental Remediation 6cp  
65508 Organic Chemistry 2 6cp  
91239 Human Pathophysiology 6cp  
91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics 6cp  
Year 3
February session
81514 Creativity and Complexity   8cp
Autumn session
CBK92069 Transdisciplinary Electives   6cp
CBK90579 Elective 1   6cp
CBK90580 Elective 2   6cp
CBK90581 Elective 3   6cp
July session
81515 Leading Innovation   8cp
Spring session
91369 Biobusiness   6cp
91368 Bioreactors and Bioprocessing   6cp
91817 Medical Biotechnology   6cp
79006 Intellectual Property Commercialisation   6cp
Summer session
81516 Initiatives and Entrepreneurship   8cp
81522 Innovation Internship A   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
81531 Industry Innovation Project   12cp
March session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
81528 New Knowledge-making Lab 6cp  
81521 Envisioning Futures 6cp  
July session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
81525 Innovation Internship B 6cp  
81523 Speculative Start-up 6cp  
81541 Research Proposal 6cp  
Spring session
81524 Transdisciplinary Practice at the Cutting Edge   6cp
81532 Creative Intelligence Capstone   12cp
Medical Science major
Year 1
Autumn session
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
33116 Design, Data, and Decisions   6cp
60006 Scientific Perspectives for Global Issues   6cp
July session
81511 Problems to Possibilities   8cp
Spring session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
91123 Nature and Evolution   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
91132 Molecular Biology   6cp
Summer session
81512 Creative Practice and Methods   8cp
Year 2
February session
81514 Creativity and Complexity   8cp
Autumn session
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
91563 Haematology 6cp  
91142 Biotechnology 6cp  
91168 Ecological Genetics 6cp  
91500 Histology 6cp  
91707 Pharmacology 1 6cp  
65001 Medicinal Chemistry 6cp  
CBK92223 Chemistry choice 6cp  
July session
81513 Past, Present, Future of Innovation   8cp
Spring session
91401 Immunology   6cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
91239 Human Pathophysiology 6cp  
91148 Human Genetics and Precision Medicine 6cp  
91195 Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Infections 6cp  
91178 Applications of Molecular Biology 6cp  
91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics 6cp  
CBK92224 Chemistry choice 6cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
CBK90579 Elective 1   6cp
CBK90580 Elective 2   6cp
CBK90581 Elective 3   6cp
CBK92069 Transdisciplinary Electives   6cp
July session
81515 Leading Innovation   8cp
Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics 6cp  
91709 Pharmacology 2 6cp  
91180 Immunology and Human Health 6cp  
91193 Advanced Medical Biochemistry 6cp  
91196 Microbiology Diagnosis 6cp  
91192 Advanced Haematology and Pathology Diagnosis 6cp  
Summer session
81516 Initiatives and Entrepreneurship   8cp
81522 Innovation Internship A   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
81531 Industry Innovation Project   12cp
March session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
81521 Envisioning Futures 6cp  
81528 New Knowledge-making Lab 6cp  
July session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
81525 Innovation Internship B 6cp  
81523 Speculative Start-up 6cp  
81541 Research Proposal 6cp  
Spring session
81524 Transdisciplinary Practice at the Cutting Edge   6cp
81532 Creative Intelligence Capstone   12cp
Mathematics major
Year 1
Autumn session
33130 Mathematics 1   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
68101 Physics 1   6cp
60006 Scientific Perspectives for Global Issues   6cp
July session
81511 Problems to Possibilities   8cp
Spring session
37161 Probability and Random Variables   6cp
33230 Mathematics 2   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
65212 Chemistry 2 6cp  
68201 Physics 2 6cp  
91123 Nature and Evolution 6cp  
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics 6cp  
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6cp  
35007 Real Analysis   6cp
Summer session
81512 Creative Practice and Methods   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
37233 Linear Algebra   6cp
37252 Regression and Linear Models   6cp
41039 Programming 1   6cp
CBK92069 Transdisciplinary Electives   6cp
July session
81513 Past, Present, Future of Innovation   8cp
Spring session
37242 Introduction to Optimisation   6cp
37262 Mathematical Statistics   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
STM91762 Sub-major/Electives (Mathematics) 48cp  
Summer session
81514 Creativity and Complexity   8cp
Year 3
Autumn session
37234 Complex Analysis   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
STM91762 Sub-major/Electives (Mathematics) 48cp  
37181 Discrete Mathematics   6cp
July session
81515 Leading Innovation   8cp
Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
STM91762 Sub-major/Electives (Mathematics) 48cp  
Summer session
81516 Initiatives and Entrepreneurship   8cp
81522 Innovation Internship A   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
81531 Industry Innovation Project   12cp
March session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
81521 Envisioning Futures 6cp  
81528 New Knowledge-making Lab 6cp  
July session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
81525 Innovation Internship B 6cp  
81523 Speculative Start-up 6cp  
81541 Research Proposal 6cp  
Spring session
81524 Transdisciplinary Practice at the Cutting Edge   6cp
81532 Creative Intelligence Capstone   12cp
Environmental Sciences major
Year 1
Autumn session
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
33116 Design, Data, and Decisions   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
91107 The Biosphere   6cp
July session
81511 Problems to Possibilities   8cp
Spring session
91123 Nature and Evolution   6cp
65621 Environmental Chemistry   6cp
91132 Molecular Biology   6cp
60006 Scientific Perspectives for Global Issues   6cp
Summer session
81512 Creative Practice and Methods   8cp
Year 2
February session
81514 Creativity and Complexity   8cp
Autumn session
91154 Ecology   6cp
91100 Urban Sustainability and Resilience   6cp
91168 Ecological Genetics   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
65202 Organic Chemistry 1 6cp  
65306 Analytical Chemistry 1 6cp  
July session
81513 Past, Present, Future of Innovation   8cp
Spring session
91159 Environmental Remediation   6cp
91178 Applications of Molecular Biology   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
65508 Organic Chemistry 2 6cp  
65409 Analytical Chemistry 2 6cp  
CBK92069 Transdisciplinary Electives   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
91309 Biodiversity Conservation 6cp  
91118 Fish Biology and Fisheries 6cp  
91120 GIS and Remote Sensing 6cp  
91116 Australian Wildlife and Management 6cp  
91145 Environmental Protection and Management 6cp  
91126 Coral Reef Ecosystems 6cp  
91156 Ocean Systems and Climate Change 6cp  
91121 Aquatic Ecosystems 6cp  
July session
81515 Leading Innovation   8cp
Spring session
91270 Plant Physiology and Climate Change   6cp
CBK90579 Elective 1   6cp
CBK90580 Elective 2   6cp
CBK90581 Elective 3   6cp
Summer session
81516 Initiatives and Entrepreneurship   8cp
81522 Innovation Internship A   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
81531 Industry Innovation Project   12cp
March session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
81521 Envisioning Futures 6cp  
81528 New Knowledge-making Lab 6cp  
July session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
81525 Innovation Internship B 6cp  
81523 Speculative Start-up 6cp  
81541 Research Proposal 6cp  
Spring session
81524 Transdisciplinary Practice at the Cutting Edge   6cp
81532 Creative Intelligence Capstone   12cp

Other information

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