Technology Management

ADM80012 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours face to face + Blended

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

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

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


Assumed knowledge: 
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.