IDEAS TO INNOVATION

EMS2ITI

2021

Credit points: 15

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.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesEMS1EP OR MAC2USM OR EMS1EDP OR HUS2NGP OR CRA2EON

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Engineering Innovative Products, A Practical Experience

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMurphy, J, Hermon, P., Rafferty, K. and Woods, R.

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWiley

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Design Engineering Manual

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorTooley, M.

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherElsevier

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URLN/A

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Effective Inquiry for Innovative Engineering Design: From Basic Principles to Applications

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorEris, Ozgur

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherKluwer

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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 discipline1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains
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 discipline1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research direction within the engineering discipline1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources2.3 Application of systemic engineering synthesis and design processes2.4 Application of systemic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects3.2 Effective oral and written communication
03. Collect and analyse primary research data. Includes EA stage 1 competencies:1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research direction within the engineering discipline1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline2.4 Application of systemic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanor3.4 Professional use and management of information3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership
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 discipline2.3 Application of systemic engineering synthesis and design processes2.4 Application of systemic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanor3.4 Professional use and management of information3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership
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 discipline1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline2.4 Application of systemic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanor3.4 Professional use and management of information3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership
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 discipline2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources2.3 Application of systemic engineering synthesis and design processes2.4 Application of systemic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanor3.4 Professional use and management of information3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership
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 domains3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanor3.4 Professional use and management of information3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership
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 domains3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanor3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h 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

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
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 contentN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7
One 2 minute idea/product pitch (individual) (equivalent to 150 words) Students submit an individual 2 minute recorded pitch of their developmentN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO8
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 contentN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7
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.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h 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

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
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 contentN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7
One 2 minute idea/product pitch (individual) (equivalent to 150 words) Students submit an individual 2 minute recorded pitch of their developmentN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO8
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 contentN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7
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.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6