This unit aims to introduce manufacturing and engineering students to the basic principles of technology management including the nature and processes of technology and innovations, its sources, the nexus between customers’ needs and implementing innovations/utilizing new technologies, understanding the existing markets of current products and services and the impact of new products and/or services on current markets, project management, intellectual property rights, decision making and ways of integrating technology management and pioneering leadership in an industrial environment.


ADM80012 Technology Management

Assumed Knowledge
Familiarity with manufacturing industry

Teaching periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 1
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Identify, capture and manage the sources of innovation and technology (A3, A4, K4, K5, K6)
  • Develop project management skills applied to technology development (S4, A1, A2, A4)
  • Apply manufacturing enterprise work systems in support of technology introduction (A2, A4)
  • Apply a model for commercialisation of technology (K2, K3, S1, S2, S3)
  • Learn techniques to support decisions in financial aspects and other subjective matters (S4, S2)

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Live Online
1.00 12 weeks 12
2.00 12 weeks 24
Unspecified Activities
Independent Learning
9.50 12 weeks 114


Type Task Weighting ULO's
AssignmentIndividual 20 - 30% 1,2,3 
ExaminationIndividual 15 - 25% 1,2,3,4,5 
Major AssignmentGroup 30 - 40% 1,2,3,4,5 
Online QuizIndividual 5 - 15% 1,2,3,4,5 
Online Video PackageIndividual 5 - 15% 1,2,3,4,5 


  • Introduction of technology, management of innovation, core competencies, and commercialization
  • Technology, uses and abuses
  • Intellectual property rights, patents, Ttademarks, and brand names
  • Manufacturing engineering, processes of integration and management of technology
  • Customer needs profiling and market understanding as a key competitive advantage in implementing and marketing new products and technology
  • S-curve of technology or product development and how to avoid pitfalls
  • Project management; project elements, management of people, cost and time, Project Management Controls and Scheduling Techniques
  • Introduction to decision-making processes in relation to technology management
  • Risk management attributes, attitude to risk and risk tolerance
  • Reliability engineering systems for design and maintaining new technology

•    Graduate Attribute – Communication Skills: Verbal communication
•    Graduate Attribute – Communication Skills: Communicating using different media
•    Graduate Attribute – Teamwork Skills: Collaboration and negotiation
•    Graduate Attribute – Teamwork Skills: Teamwork roles and processes

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.