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Technology and Innovation
Your upfront cost: $0
Online & on-campus
- 11 Jul 2022
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Explain drivers for and approaches to innovation and novel technologies in fermentation industries
- Evaluate products, processes, and technology within the fermentation industry in the context of innovation
- Apply design-thinking approaches to an industry problem
- Critically reflect on innovative practices for self-development
- Subject's topics to be confirmed prior to semester commencement.
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
- Attendance requirements - Students will be required to attend to field trips/workshops -3 days per semester to complete the subject.
In this subject you will explore technology and innovation in the fermentation industry. You will develop your understanding of the drivers of innovation across industries through case studies relating to biotech, product and process development, Industry 4.0, and business. This will involve exploring practices through a sustainability lens. During a series of workshops, you will learn about approaches to innovation and apply design-thinking tools to undertake a collaborative industry project. You will use discipline knowledge and analytical and problem‐solving skills and operationalise project management tools, practices and responsibilities and improve outcomes in an industry context. This subject will draw upon the skills and knowledge that you have acquired during the course.
In addition, this subject builds on concepts of learning through practice in Year 1 of study by introducing you to more complex learning experiences.
You will be introduced to:
- discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations. This will include authentic and purposeful, industry-related experiences
- concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others
- the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice
- the nature of responsible, accountable, and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice.
You will exercise self-awareness, initiative, and judgement to manage yourself and professional relationships effectively. The application of tacit knowledge and capabilities will be reflected in a Practice Manual.
- AT1: Infographic: Opportunities and Risks (20%)
- AT2: Problem Definition Report (40%)
- AT3: Lightning Presentation (Pitch) (40%)
Current study term: 10 Jul 22 to 16 Oct 22
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