Technology Innovation Project

COS70008 25 Credit Points


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours face to face + blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24


62.5 credit points from a Masters degree

Aims and objectives

This is a project-based unit in which students work in teams to innovate a solution to an industry driven challenge. The project will have a substantial emphasis on research and innovation. It will also prepare students for ICT research in non-academic contexts such as legal, government, commercial and software production environments. Teams of students will have a staff member as a ‘facilitator’ whilst working on this project. Student teams will be allowed to select a project from a range of industry oriented innovation projects aligned to their chosen specialisation or course discipline.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
1. Describe the practices used in real-world research including legal, commercial and ethical frameworks and apply an evidence based approach to technology innovation
2. Describe the characteristic features of real-world research methods and debate their relative merits, and apply findings to conduct technology innovation.
3. Compare, evaluate and select suitable research methods appropriate to a body of research.
4. Apply real-world research practices to interpret and critically evaluate previously published material in a formal literature review, and plan, design, develop an innovative solution within a team environment.
5. Research the literature and compare viewpoints and arguments, and identify gaps in knowledge generating innovation concepts.
6. Draws on social, culture and ethical issues to make decisions and apply values expounded in professional practices in diverse contexts.