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ENGG4061: Innovation/Technology Commercialisation

2020 unit information

This unit of study is designed as a 'Master Class' for final year Engineering students to grapple with the challenges of engaging in, facilitating and managing innovation and technology commercialisation. Key learning outcomes are: developing an understanding of the processes of management, and in particular of innovation, dealing with uncertain and inadequate information, how to communicate effectively to and motivate a group of people to work out what to do, and how to do it. Content will include the challenges of modern management; understanding of the new rules of international competitiveness; effects of globalisation on Australia's economic performance; the competitiveness of Australian firms; the generation of employment and wealth; the changing requirements of the engineer; the engineer as manager and strategist; the role of innovation in business management; product innovation and commercialisation; IP recognition and management; starting a high-tech company.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Code ENGG4061
Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Advanced competence in technical engineering and moderate competence in professional engineering and management

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate enhanced teamwork and project management skills applied to the uncertainty of innovation
  • LO2. achieve a very high level of demonstrated ethical performance
  • LO3. demonstrate enhanced ability to understand and communicate with innovators and investors
  • LO4. demonstrate a sound knowledge of what is required for successful innovation and entrepreneurship
  • LO5. apply technical and intellectual skills to the generation of innovation
  • LO6. locate and access corporate and advanced technical information.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable

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