ADVANCED ENGINEERING INNOVATION

EMS5AEI

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject addresses innovation and design thinking to: discover/define problems; capture primary research, generate ideas, design, prototype, evaluate, and analyse ideas. Students will develop a detailed design of a product and will beactively engaged by a range of experts in the field of innovation within academia and industry while taking consideration of the societal, legal and environmental impacts. Working in teams students learn how to best leverage from individual strengths by embracing marketing principles and stakeholder engagement through presentations and pitching ideas during the design process. Students will need to work an industry partner to deliver an innovative solution.



SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following: SMENC, SMENCB, SMENE, SMENEB, SMENM or SMENMB.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Investigate and apply understanding of current and future key areas of innovation in Australia and worldwide

Activities:
Students will exploring innovation areas now and in the future in online lectures and workshop. Further to this, students will be exposed to a range of innovation areas in detail by guest lecturers throughout semester. Assessment will include participation in the week 2 workshop, week 2 quiz, and in questions relating to the guest lectures in their reflective journals.

02. Identify and critically analyse problems that require innovative design thinking to improve business potential

Activities:
Students will be introduced to varying techniques to identify problems and evaluate their value in innovation in video lectures and in workshops. Students will be required to demonstrate these techniques in their portfolio as they identify the challenge they wish to pursue. This will be assessed in the workshop, portfolio, quiz and reflective journal.

03. Undertake comprehensive market research and analyse primary research data to derive realistic project and business objectives

Activities:
Students will be introduced to different techniques for preparing, collecting and analyzing primary research data in video lectures and workshops. Students will be required to demonstrate these techniques in their portfolio, including a plan, recording the data collected and the analysis of the data. In the workshop groups will need to develop their plan. This will be assessed in the workshop, portfolio, quiz and reflective journal.

04. Conduct high level brainstorming methodology and selection methods to unravel numerous potential solutions to identified complex problems

Activities:
Students will be introduced to different techniques for brainstorming ideas and selecting potential ideas in video lectures and workshops. Students will be required to demonstrate these techniques in their portfolio, with an idea database, evidence of selection method and justification of decisions. The workshop will include a session on brainstorming and selection. This will be assessed in the workshop, portfolio, quiz and reflective journal.

05. Comprehensively investigate and report on the impact of technical, financial, societal, legal and environmental impact and viability of innovations and ideas

Activities:
Students will be introduced to a range of issues/considerations in innovation, including technical, financial, societal, legal and environmental impact and viability. Students will be required to demonstrate these techniques in their portfolio, by investigating the impact of their idea. The workshop will include a session on varying techniques to identify issues and considerations, as well as case studies. This will be assessed in the workshop, portfolio, quiz and reflective journal.

06. Develop conceptual and working prototypes of innovative solutions, using rapid prototyping techniques

Activities:
Students will be introduced to varying techniques in developing concepts, prototypes and rapid prototyping. Students will be required to demonstrate these techniques in their portfolio, by documenting their prototype development. The workshop will guide students in their prototyping and concept development. This will be assessed in the workshop, portfolio, quiz and reflective journal.

07. Effectively communicate innovative solutions from a developed portfolio, presenting technical and non technical information to expert bodies and lay audiences

Activities:
Students write four reflective journals, write as part of a team a portfolio, as well as short answer questions in workshops. These assessments will require students to develop their writing skills, especially in providing evidence to back their perspective. Students also develop a short video pitch, in which they sell their product to potential investors. This task will require students to demonstrate an ability to be creative and commercially effective in their presentation skills.

08. Engage with and liaise with industry clients, mastering the art of project negotiation, reporting, analysis and outcome delivery with regards to innovative product/service solutions

Activities:
In the process of developing and producing a detailed design of product or service students will be required to approach relevant external client/s whether they be industry, industrial or government organisations. Students will be required to secure the interest and commitment from these organisations such that they will engage with their group throughout the duration of the subject. Records of meetings, phone conversations and exchange of documentation will be required as proof of securing commitment and interest. This task will require students to demonstrate an ability to be personally engaging, creative and commercially effective in their business development and presentation skills.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture every three weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten online quizzes (equivalent to 100 words each - total 1000 words)Quizzes provide regular feedback to students ensuring that they are staying on top of topic content. This is essential in blended learning.20 02, 03, 04
One group portfolio + innovation report (equivalent to 1,250 words per student)Students are required to develop a comprehensive report in groups of 5. The report reflects on the innovation findings and must demonstrate an ability to write concisely.25 01, 02, 04, 06
One individual reflection report on contribution to innovation portfolio (equivalent to 750 words)The written reflective journal is utilised to examine the individual student learnings during the team work in the innovation assignment.20 01, 02, 04, 06, 08
One, 5 minute concise innovation presentation to industry (equivalent to 500 words)Students will present their innovation to the industry they are working with. This demonstrates a culmination of research as well as ability to help the audience understand the innovative solution.10 07, 08
Four, industry meeting reports (equivalent to 500 words each - total 2000 words)These reports reflect the practical element of the subject. Students are required to report on their industry engagement and reflect on lesson learned.25 01, 05, 07

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture every three weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten online quizzes (equivalent to 100 words each - total 1000 words)Quizzes provide regular feedback to students ensuring that they are staying on top of topic content. This is essential in blended learning.20 02, 03, 04
One group portfolio + innovation report (equivalent to 1,250 words per student)Students are required to develop a comprehensive report in groups of 5. The report reflects on the innovation findings and must demonstrate an ability to write concisely.25 01, 02, 04, 06
One individual reflection report on contribution to innovation portfolio (equivalent to 750 words)The written reflective journal is utilised to examine the individual student learnings during the team work in the innovation assignment.20 01, 02, 04, 06, 08
One, 5 minute concise innovation presentation to industry (equivalent to 500 words)Students will present their innovation to the industry they are working with. This demonstrates a culmination of research as well as ability to help the audience understand the innovative solution.10 07, 08
Four, industry meeting reports (equivalent to 500 words each - total 2000 words)These reports reflect the practical element of the subject. Students are required to report on their industry engagement and reflect on lesson learned.25 01, 05, 07