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The aim of this subject is to give participants both practical experience in, and theoretical insights into, elements of engineering innovation.
The subject is intense, challenging, experiential and requires significant self-direction. Participants will work on an innovation project sponsored by a local organisation.
A key theme is that the individual cannot be separated from the technical processes of engineering innovation. The impact of both individual and team contributions to the engineering and innovation processes will be examined in the context of real world challenges.
All project sponsors will require that students maintain the confidentiality of their proprietary information. Some project sponsors will require students to assign any Intellectual Property created (other than Copyright in their Assessment Materials) to the University. The projects may vary in the hours needed for a successful outcome.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this subject, students will have an introductory ability to:
- Create innovative engineering value.
- Listen, act, and reflect in the context of personal development, team operations, and team leadership.
- Coach and influence innovation projects.
- Collaborate, create positive relationships and productively shape group dynamics in highly uncertain engineering environments.
- Resiliently and constructively re-frame engineering and other uncertainty.
- Document their sense of purpose and direction with the power to overcome short-term obstacles in non-deterministic challenges.
- Listen so as to change their perspective in project contexts.
- Understand how engineering value is created.
- Deliberately think and inquire in different ways.
Last updated: 6 January 2021