Design for Innovation

20 Units

Students are exposed to the special difficulties of scheduling work involving innovation. Project management tools are applied to the development process and are employed to manage the design of a complex product involving significant innovation. This course is the culmination of all previous coursework with a focus on product innovation.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Devise a strategy for minimising the number of unknowns in an innovative concept
  2. Develop a technique for assigning time budgets to the development of solutions to unknown aspects of concept
  3. Employ a range of research methods, experimentation and testing to resolve unknown aspects of a design concept
  4. Engage with the need to consider potential social, environmental and ethical consequences of a design innovation
  • Develop an innovative product
  • Design strategies to support innovation
  • Design ethics
  • Design research
  • This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Bio-Innovation and Design program.
Assessment Items
  • Project: Assignment 1
  • Project: Assignment 2
  • Project: Assignment 3
  • Project: Assignment 4

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term Full Term
Critiques will occur two or three times per semester (4-6 hours per critique session) in nominated weeks.


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for ARBE6521
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