Industry Engagement and the Problem Solving Space

DDD40007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • 1 Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

2 Mar 20 - 31 May 20

14 Jul 20

Last self enrolment:
15 Mar 20

15 Apr 20

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Apr 20


300 credit points 
Or enrolment in a Masters Degree, BH-DES Bachelor of Design (Honours) or a Bachelor of Research degree.

Aims and objectives

The aim of this unit is to introduce students to collaboration between universities and industry partners using different cultures for research that lead to solutions for real-world problems. Students will explore different ways of engaging industry and university stakeholders together in an innovative and inclusive problem space; and navigate research questions of significance for academic research and real world applications for industry. This unit will provide valuable skills in facilitating this, it does NOT seek to assist research students in finding industry partners

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Engage with a variety of industry and university stakeholders
2. Critically evaluate and analyse complex information to respond to real world problems
3. Synthesise and transmit research information external to the academy
4. Articulate research significance in relation to a specific field of research
5. Demonstrate theoretical and technical knowledge of discipline practices for the academy and industries

Courses with unit

BH-INTHTHSCI Bachelor of Research (Honours)
BH-INTICT Bachelor of Research (Honours)
BH-INTDES Bachelor of Research (Honours)
BH-INTSCI Bachelor of Research (Honours)
BH-INTHAS Bachelor of Research (Honours)
BH-DES Bachelor of Design (Honours)
BH-DESCMN2 Bachelor of Communication Design (Honours)
BH-DESIND1 Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours)
BH-DESINA Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours)