What is the Diploma in Innovation?
The Diploma in Innovation (48 cp) is the perfect way to add breadth to a core degree, beyond free electives (24cp). Points of distinction include:
- It is transdisciplinary. You will learn through working with students from other disciplines.
- It is experiential. You learn by doing, usually supported by live briefs (e.g. industry partners whose organizations are live case studies).
- It is equal parts Creative Intelligence and Entrepreneurship.
- Your graduation date stays the same. It can be completed within a 3-year degree via three-week Winter and Summer School sessions.
- There is considerable flexibility in how the subjects can be timetabled.
Why should I complete the Diploma?
This course enables students to gain exposure to real-world problems and collaborate with a diverse group of students, academics and industry partners, consolidating the course aims in their chosen area of study while developing the creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial practices sought by government, employers and society alike.
The Diploma has a strong entrepreneurial component with the opportunity to work with a diverse range of students across UTS. This course will help:
- prepare you to be an entrepreneur,
- work directly for one,
- help you instigate entrepreneurial initiatives within corporate settings, or
- work within a corporation that helps entrepreneurial clients.
Who can enrol?
The Diploma is available to any undergraduate student at UTS with few exceptions.
You cannot simultaneously be enrolled in Diploma and:
- Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation combined courses (BCII)*
- Bachelor of Technology and Innovation (BTi)
How do I enrol?
Apply directly to FTDI via http://bit.ly/DipInn_apply
Is there an enrolment cap?
When should I enrol?
You can apply simultaneously to applying to UTS, or you can apply once you have started and ‘settled in’ to your degree. Students can apply for the Diploma prior to both summer and winters sessions.
- The application closing date for Summer 2017 is Friday 10 November 2017.
- The application closing date for July 2018 is Friday 22 June 2018.
- The application closing date for Summer 2018 is Friday, 9 November 2018
When do I graduate?
Are you a late enrollment into the Diploma? Because the Diploma is intended to be done concurrently with another degree, enrolling in the Diploma after graduation is not possible (that would also technically make it a post-graduate diploma). However, you should be able to enrol in it while you are still a student and complete the Diploma after graduating from your core degree. Keep in mind, there’s no double counting of subjects. If you took the diploma subjects as electives, you’d probably need to take some other ones in their place, so that you can count the diploma subjects towards the diploma.
Can I do the Diploma on a full-time basis?
No, it cannot be taken full-time. The Diploma is integrated with the core degree, so it takes 3-years to complete.
Can I complete it in a shorter timeframe?
While not intended to be taken in a shorter timeframe, there are ways to timetable the subjects to complete it in less than 3 years (see next question below).
Apply and commit upon entry to UTS: http://bit.ly/DipInn_apply
Dabble: Subjects in the Diploma are popular as free electives across all faculties. If you take Diploma subjects as your electives, you may be able to transfer them towards the Diploma and complete the rest of the Diploma. You will have to catch up on electives though.
What if I already completed The Navigator (or The Navigator+)?
Through our collaboration with the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE.edu.au), we can offer credit for completing SSE’s “The Navigator” towards The Navigator 94684 (6cp) or The Navigator+ 94685 (8cp).
These subjects are anti-requisites for 94663 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Studio A. So … if you complete The Navigator at SSE, you can count it towards the Diploma and jumpstart the Studio A, B, C sequence.
I want more! Can I take more electives?
More CI? Yes, you can complete all the Creative Intelligence electives in the Diploma. Three will count towards the Diploma and the other two can be taken as electives in your core degree.
More entrepreneurship? Yes. Complementary entrepreneurship subjects include 94682 Launchpad and extra-curricular options via The Hatchery. There are also more options being scoped out across UTS, to be advertised soon.
I want even more CI! Can I transfer into BCII?
To transfer to the BCII, you:
- Are enrolled in one of 25 eligible core degrees for BCII.
- Have completed (exactly) 2 subjects in the Diploma.
- Scored a weighted average mark of 75 or higher across those two Diploma subjects.
- Scored a weighted average mark of 65 or higher across any subjects. Completed in their home discipline.
Applications are lodged internally to FTDI.
Can I transfer out from BCII?
Students already in the BCII who don’t complete the fourth year will be able to graduate with the Diploma via the Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) process. Applications are lodged internally to FTDI.