IDEAS TO INNOVATION

EMS2ITI

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

This subject addresses the theory and application of innovation and the design thinking process to: discover and define problems, capture primary research, generate ideas, concept design, prototyping, evaluation, analysis, and maintenance. Students will gain insight into innovation by considering societal, legal and environmental impacts of their innovation; work in teams and learn how to leverage from individual strengths. They will embrace marketing stakeholder engagement, presentations and pitching of ideas during the design process to get their innovations to the intended audience. They will also gain an understanding of the feedback cycle, maintenance and documentation for the future of their product. Innovation and Entrepreneurship entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated risks and creating change to achieve your ambitions. Engineers Australia stage 1 competencies covered in this subject are: 1.1-1.6, 2.2-2.4, 3.2-3.6.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EMS1EDP or EMS1EP or CRA2EON or HUS2NGP or MAC2USM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEngineering Innovative Products, A Practical ExperienceRecommendedMurphy, J, Hermon, P., Rafferty, K. and Woods, R.Wiley, 2014
ReadingsEffective Inquiry for Innovative Engineering Design: From Basic Principles to ApplicationsRecommendedEris, OzgurKluwer, 2012
ReadingsDesign Engineering ManualRecommendedTooley, M.Elsevier, 2009

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Investigate current and future areas of innovation in Australia and around the world. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline 1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline 1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline 3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains

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 evaluate problems that can be solved by innovation. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline 1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research direction within the engineering discipline 1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline 1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline 2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources 2.3 Application of systemic engineering synthesis and design processes 2.4 Application of systemic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects 3.2 Effective oral and written communicatio

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. Collect and analyze primary research data. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research direction within the engineering discipline 1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline 2.4 Application of systemic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects 3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains 3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanor 3.4 Professional use and management of information 3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct 3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership

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 effective brainstorming and selection methods to develop potential solutions to problems. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research direction within the engineering discipline 2.3 Application of systemic engineering synthesis and design processes 2.4 Application of systemic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects 3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains 3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanor 3.4 Professional use and management of information 3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct 3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership

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. Investigate and explain the technical, financial, societal, legal and environmental impact and viability of innovations and ideas. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline 1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline 2.4 Application of systemic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects 3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains 3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanor 3.4 Professional use and management of information 3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct 3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership

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. Use rapid prototyping techniques to develop concept work and prototypes. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline 2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources 2.3 Application of systemic engineering synthesis and design processes 2.4 Application of systemic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects 3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains 3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanor 3.4 Professional use and management of information 3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct 3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership

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. Demonstrate effective written communication by presenting portfolio in a clear and logical fashion. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains 3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanor 3.4 Professional use and management of information 3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct 3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership

Activities:
Students will be required to 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.

08. Demonstrate effective verbal communication by presenting a pitch in a clear, concise and confident manner. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains 3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanor 3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct 3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership

Activities:
Students will be required to 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.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture every three weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Week 1, 3, 6, 9, 12"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten, online quizzes (equivalent to 75 words per quiz, 750 words total)10 Online Quizzes from weeks 2-11 based on material from the past week. Quizzes are multiple choice and open book which students complete within one week of content delivery.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One portfolio (equivalent to 5000 words - group) (equivalent to 1000 words-individual)Due in week 12 where students work in groups of 5 or 6 to develop a design portfolio based on workshop content30 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
One 2 minute idea/product pitch (individual) (equivalent to 150 words)Students submit an individual 2 minute recorded pitch of their development10 08
Four reflective journals (equivalent to 400 words per journal, 1600 words total) (individual)Students submit reflective journals in weeks 3, 7, 10 and 12 to reflect on their understanding of the delivered content20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Ten workshops (equivalent to 100 words per workshop, 1000 words total)Each workshop forms a case study. Marks are based on preliminary work (based on a short quiz) and on analysis of the case study in the workshop.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture every three weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Week 1, 3, 6, 9, 12"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten, online quizzes (equivalent to 75 words per quiz, 750 words total)10 Online Quizzes from weeks 2-11 based on material from the past week. Quizzes are multiple choice and open book which students complete within one week of content delivery.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One portfolio (equivalent to 5000 words - group) (equivalent to 1000 words-individual)Due in week 12 where students work in groups of 5 or 6 to develop a design portfolio based on workshop content30 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
One 2 minute idea/product pitch (individual) (equivalent to 150 words)Students submit an individual 2 minute recorded pitch of their development10 08
Four reflective journals (equivalent to 400 words per journal, 1600 words total) (individual)Students submit reflective journals in weeks 3, 7, 10 and 12 to reflect on their understanding of the delivered content20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Ten workshops (equivalent to 100 words per workshop, 1000 words total)Each workshop forms a case study. Marks are based on preliminary work (based on a short quiz) and on analysis of the case study in the workshop.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06