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Diploma in Innovation

 
Note:

The Diploma in Innovation is not offered as a stand-alone degree and can only be undertaken alongside a single undergraduate bachelor's degree.

location
City campus

Min. duration
3 years part time*

course codes
UTS: C20060v1
CRICOS: 092521B

The Diploma in Innovation is a new qualification created as a direct response to industry demand for graduates to work at the intersection of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Taking a transdisciplinary approach, the course engages students with open, complex and networked problems. In doing so, this course engenders attributes around complex systems thinking, creating value in problem solving and inquiry, imaginative and ethical citizenship. Students develop entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial capabilities as well as the ability to effectively employ inter- and transdisciplinary practices.

The Diploma in Innovation is a new qualification created as a direct response to industry demand for graduates to work at the intersection of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Taking a transdisciplinary approach, the course engages students with open, complex and networked problems. In doing so, this course engenders attributes around complex systems thinking, creating value in problem solving and inquiry, imaginative and ethical citizenship. Students develop entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial capabilities as well as the ability to effectively employ inter- and transdisciplinary practices. These attributes and capabilities enable graduates to identify and develop solutions to some of the most complex issues that face their disciplines and society.

The Diploma in Innovation is taken concurrently with a single-degree undergraduate coursework program at UTS. The areas of creative intelligence and innovation and entrepreneurial knowledge, practices, perspectives and strategies are drawn together to complement students' undergraduate studies.

The first of its kind in Australia, this course allows 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 entrepreneurship skills sought by government, employers and society alike.

Course aims

This course provides new opportunities for students to develop creative, transdisciplinary and entrepreneurial practices that build upon and extend their specialist study within their core degrees and enable them to scope and realise ideas that create social, cultural and/or economic value.

Students gain knowledge, skills, perspectives and strategies to address the open, complex and networked problems, challenges and opportunities in today's world. In particular, students develop high-level conceptual thinking and problem-solving practices that lead to the development of innovative, creative and entrepreneurial outcomes.

Students are supported to become skilled opportunity developers and invent their own entrepreneurial career futures.

Typical study program

A typical program is shown below.

First year

July sessionCredit pointsSubject code
81539 Impossibilities to Possibilities881539
Summer sessionCredit pointsSubject code
Select 8 credit points from the following:8
81540 Technology, Methods and Creative Practice881540
81538 Frame Innovation881538

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.

In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.

The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).

The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).

Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.

Student contribution amounts for 2017 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  

band

Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

3
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
$10,596
2
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
$9,050
1
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
$6,349

 

 

Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $647. The total credit points are 48.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Career options include employment or self-employment in the commercial or not-for-profit sectors associated with students' chosen field of study and/or profession. This course help students to: (i) prepare to be an entrepreneur, (ii) work directly for an entrepreneur, (iii) instigate entrepreneurial initiatives within corporate settings, or (iv) work within a corporation that helps entrepreneurial clients.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM91176 Creative Intelligence24
STM91177 Innovation and Entrepreneurship24
Total48

Course structure explained

Students must complete 48 credit points made up of 32 credit points of compulsory subjects and 16 credit points of electives (each 8 credit points).

Subjects are organised in two streams (each 24 credit points). The streams relate to the areas of creative intelligence, and innovation and entrepreneurship.

Additional information

Course duration

This course is offered on a three-year, part time basis and must be taken concurrently with an undergraduate coursework degree program at UTS. Taught in intensive mode in between Autumn, Spring and Summer sessions, study is undertaken at times outside of core degree requirements.

Part time, mixed

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants for admission must satisfy the selection criteria as specified by the faculty.

Admission is only open to UTS undergraduate coursework students. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation or the Bachelor of Technology and Innovation are ineligible for admission.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Year 12 bonus scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

For all domestic students

Prizes and awards

For 010120 students

Transfer between UTS courses

After completing 16 credit points in this course, students may transfer to a combined degree with Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation, subject to achieving a minimum weighted average mark of 75 in this course and 65 in their primary degree.

UTS: Handbook

See the Diploma in Innovation in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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