Professional Certificate in Innovation Practice
The Professional Certificate in Innovation Practice is offered to project mentors in ENGR90034 Creating Innovative Engineering (CIE), ENGR90039 Creating Innovative Professionals (CIP) and equivalent subjects. The core of these subjects involves teams of four to six students working alongside an independent mentor, or a mentor and a sponsor from a sponsoring organisation, to elaborate an innovation opportunity.
This certificate provides a unique opportunity for candidates to develop the management, coaching and leadership skills required to guide innovation projects and take the next step in their careers. During this certificate, participants learn about strategic and operational considerations in generating innovative products and services. They also develop the leadership skills to guide teams that are innovating.
There are two pathways through the certificate. Either candidates can participate in an innovation team in CIE or CIP, and then complete the subject Leadership for Innovation (ENGR90036). Alternatively, the two broad domains of the program – innovation and leadership for innovation – are delivered together as one subject (ENGM90017).
In terms of innovation management, you will learn and facilitate the application of a human-centred design approach to an innovation project. Along with your team, you will refine a project brief, design research, conduct interviews, generate insights, create a problem statement, generate proposals that respond to that problem statement and then, select, refine, hopefully test, and finally pitch a proposal. Because you will be responsible for ensuring that the team delivers a good outcome, you will find that you need to develop a solid understanding of the human-centred innovation process.
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
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Graduate Diploma packaged with Masters degree would allow 2 years PSW. Packaging of offers depends on the sole discretion of Faculty.
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have:
- Completed an undergraduate degree or equivalent; or
- At least 5 years of full-time documented relevant work experience; and;
- Applicants will only be considered for entry to this course if they can demonstrate that they have been (or will be) nominated by a project sponsor to mentor a team in Creating Innovative Engineering (ENGR90034) or equivalent.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- Prior academic performance; and
- Documented relevant professional experience.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band IELTS 6.0 is required.
Notes: Students may accrue up to 12.5 points towards the Certificate as part of their master’s degree, either as ENGR90034 (Creating Innovative Engineering) or ENGR90039 (Creating Innovative Professionals).
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
Candidates must be committed to attend a minimum of 80% of sessions during the program, in order to work with their teams and the other candidates effectively. Any absences must be explained in writing to the Program Coordinator.
The Professional Certificate in Innovation Practice welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the degree.
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
- Duration: 06 Month
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Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
Application Fee: 100 AUD