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Science, Technology & Innovation Policy (MGMT90184)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMGMT90184
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject provides those working with funding and the governance of research and innovation with knowledge and insights in areas such as:

  • structured overview of science, technology and innovation (STI) policy (theory and practice);
  • review of the state of the art in tools and methods for funding STI capacity building;
  • structured forum for policy learning and exchange of ideas.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion, participants should be able to apply what they have learned, for example by:

  • conducting and presenting science and technology policy analyses;
  • preparing policy briefs;
  • matching policy objectives to funding instruments;
  • ability to identify and analyse science and technology policy trends.

Generic skills

On completing this subject, participants should be able to:

  • communicate with people who work in different cultures and contexts;
  • investigate policy and strategy problems, and generate options to resolve them;
  • assess the risks and benefits of different solutions to policy problems;
  • apply accepted policies and principles to different kinds of cases;
  • make well-informed management decisions that consider specific contexts.

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



  • Written response to science, technology and innovation policy debates (1500 words) due end of week 3 (30%)
  • Written assignment (3500 words), due at the end of the subject (70%)

Dates & times

Not available in 2019

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

Last updated: 3 April 2019