- One Semester or equivalent
- 24 hours face to face + Blended
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
2024 teaching periods
Higher Ed. Semester 1
Last self enrolment:
Last withdraw without fail:
Familiarity with manufacturing industry
Aims and objectives
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.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Identify, capture and manage the sources of innovation and technology (A3, A4, K4, K5, K6)
2. Develop project management skills applied to technology development (S4, A1, A2, A4)
3. Apply manufacturing enterprise work systems in support of technology introduction (A2, A4)
4. Apply a model for commercialisation of technology (K2, K3, S1, S2, S3)
5. Learn techniques to support decisions in financial aspects and other subjective matters (S4, S2)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.