INDUSTRY INNOVATION CHALLENGE

SHE3INC

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

Industry Innovation Challenge provides you with an opportunity to develop a real-world solution to a real world challenge devised and developed in consultation with industry partners. You will work in a workshop environment on campus to critically engage with industry challenges,identify barriers to best practice, and develop, design and test a creative solution. During the Challenge, you will work in a cross-disciplinary team with other students and will be mentored by a postgraduate student. You will also have the opportunity to network with representatives from industry partners. At the end of the Challenge, you will pitch your solution to the Challenge to the Industry Representatives, who will assess the feasibility of your solution and quality of your presentation.

Industry Innovation Challenge addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated risks and creating change to achieve ambitions - now and in the future.

SchoolCollege PVC (SHE) Office

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorColleen Holt

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must receive approval from the Subject Coordinator prior to enrolling in this subject.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This is a select entry subject. The Subject Coordinator must provide written approval before students can enrol. Students must have completed at least 120 credit points before the time of application and have a third-year Elective available in their Study Plan. Students must have completed the Career Ready Orientation.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply critical problem-solving skills to identify issues and devise solutions to challenges that affect organisations or industries

Activities:
Intensive (Challenge)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

02. Identify opportunities for innovation in an industry and develop strategies for implementing these innovations that includes consideration of risks and benefits

Activities:
Intensive (Challenge)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)

03. Engage pro-actively with team members in team decision-making and facilitate achievement of project outcomes.

Activities:
Intensive (Challenge)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

04. Communicate effectively using innovative resources as needed

Activities:
Intensive (Challenge) Workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

05. Demonstrate ability to interact effectively in professional contexts with people from different backgrounds showing understanding of issues of cultural and social diversity

Activities:
Intensive (Challenge) Workshops Online resource modules and online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

06. Plan independent learning and demonstrate self-awareness through active reflection

Activities:
Intensive (Challenge) Workshops Online resource modules and online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorColleen Holt

Class requirements

Professional Development Programs Week: 27 - 28
One 35.0 hours professional development programs per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.
"Students complete an Industry Innovation Challenge (Max 35 Hours)"

WorkShop Week: 27 - 28
Seven 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 27 - 28
Two 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 27 - 27
One 7.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 27 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 27 - 28
Three 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via online.
"Directed reading and online activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two individual online quizzes (20 mins each, 750 words equivalent total)20 01, 05
Professional Portfolio (2500 words)Students create a Professional Portfolio which contains a mix of public and private elements such as a LinkedIn profile and career plan. Includes a reflection of their experience participating in the Challenge.50 04, 06
Challenge Pitch Group Presentation (20 minutes equivalent 500 words each student)In teams, students present their solution to the Challenge to Industry Partner and University representatives who will assess the feasibility of the solution and quality of the presentation.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05