How to apply
Application is made directly to UTS, using the relevant direct application form by following the submission instructions.
- The Diploma in Innovation adds value to your UTS bachelor’s degree (excluding the BTi or BCII), with equal emphasis on:
- Innovation & entrepreneurship
- Creative Intelligence, complexity and future thinking
- Can be completed within a 3-year degree
- Subjects run in 3 week blocks in July and Summer session
- Flexible structure: subjects can be taken in any sequence
- Live case studies with industry partners
- Collaborate with students from all faculties
- Can be a pathway into the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence & Innovation (BCII)
- Diploma subjects are also available as electives and sub-majors
Adds to your core degree
You can add the Diploma in Innovation to any UTS bachelor’s degree (excluding the BTi or BCII). The diploma is the perfect way to add breadth to a core degree with an equal emphasis on (i) creative intelligence and (ii) innovation and entrepreneurship. Creative intelligence is a transdisciplinary approach to defining and solving complex problems. Meanwhile, entrepreneurship emphasises which simple actions can be done today to work towards such solutions.
Rather than building the skills for a specific career, the Diploma in Innovation is about preparing for the future of work. In fact, it responds directly to industry demand for graduates who can demonstrate inter- and transdisciplinary approaches in their professional practice. There’s an emphasis on entrepreneurial thinking, too: by the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to be an entrepreneur, serve entrepreneurial clients, or integrate entrepreneurial processes into your day-to-day work.
Our course content embraces the unlimited possibilities of the new world of work. Subjects include extensive studios on innovation and entrepreneurship, explorations of complexity and sustainability, and deep dives into concepts of frame innovation and futures thinking.
Learn by doing
All your diploma subjects are offered as 3-week long intensives during July and summer sessions, so even though you’re adding an extra qualification, you can still graduate on time. All subjects involve industry partners, sometimes multiple partners. Industry engagement ranges from guest talks and site visits, through to live case studies in collaboration with the partner.
Flexible course structure
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), which are also available as submajors. The streams relate to the areas of creative intelligence, and innovation and entrepreneurship.
The subjects in the Creative Intelligence (CI) stream complement hands-on experimental practice with rigorous processes of interpretation and analysis (involving data, theories and frameworks, cases of creative and technological practice, historical and current). The CI stream provides a sound basis for students in problem posing and framing, critique (towards principles/values such as democracy / representation / participation, ethics, aesthetics, politics, sustainability, access, social justice, empowerment) and in enacting ideas (including research skills and the communication of ideas).
The subjects in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship stream also use experiential learning techniques. The subjects are design to help you master entrepreneurial experimentation methods, to help you become aware of the environment and support ecosystem to leverage for your initiatives, and to help you scale up your impact by adopting a portfolio method to opportunities you are interested in.
Electives and sub-majors
Subjects in the Diploma are also available as electives. Some students prefer to first experience a diploma subject before committing to a submajor or the entire diploma.
Pathway into BCII
The Diploma in Innovation can be a pathway into the BCII. Eligibility criteria include:
- You are enrolled in one of 25 eligible core degrees for BCII.
- Have completed 81539 (I2P) and either 81540 OR 81538 in the Diploma’s Creative Intelligence stream
- Scored a weighted average mark of 75 or higher across those two Diploma subjects.
- Scored a weighted average mark of 65 or higher across all subjects completed in the core degree.