University of Technology Sydney

48081 Innovation Processes

Requisite(s): ( 48080 Introduction to Innovation OR (48240 Design and Innovation Fundamentals AND (120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10061 Bachelor of Engineering Diploma Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10066 Bachelor of Engineering Science OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10067 Bachelor of Engineering OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09067 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma Professional Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09066 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours))))
Anti-requisite(s): 49016 Technology and Innovation Management


Successful technological innovation – the development and application of new technologies and ideas – is essential for maintaining and improving quality of life. Technological innovation is the primary driver of economic growth in developed nations. In addition, new technologies have the potential to address many of the world's problems such as hunger, disease, and energy and environmental challenges. However, processes for innovation are complex and successful technological innovation requires a systems-level multidisciplinary approach. Innovation processes must consider needs, priorities for funding, standards and policies, risks, skills and capabilities, technology development trends and likely future scenarios to inform decisions related to engineering projects and scientific research. This subject develops students' ability to apply a multidisciplinary perspective to manage technological innovation. It is the final engineering innovation subject for the Innovation Engineering major and is available as an elective to late-stage engineering students. The subject brings together the main innovation themes and introduces new technology management methods and tools. Students gain experience with engineering innovation processes through class activities, assignments and an individually designed innovation project or research task.

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Autumn session, City campus

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