Fundamentals of Technology and Innovation Management

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fundamentals of Technology and Innovation Management

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business Administration, Management of Technology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    16 credits of business management courses

    This course requires additional faculty approval for entry.

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Course Description
    Introduction to the management of technology & innovation, including strategic & operational technology & innovation management, business competitiveness, business partnerships & alliances, managing R&D, new product development, & valuation of technology. Intended for Science and Engineering students in at least Year 3 as well as business or commerce students interested in technology and innovation management.
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1. Understand the importance of technology and innovation for economic growth and competitive advantage.
    2. Recognise that organisations require a strategic, integrated approach for the successful management of technology and innovation in different settings.
    3. Understand and identify the complexities of management and operations associated with technology and innovation in products and processes, including partnerships and collaborations, research and development, commercialisation and marketing.
    Class Contact
    2 Contact hours
    Contribution to online discussions/tutorials
    Type: Online Discussion
    Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3
    Due Date: Throughout Semester
    Weight: 10%
    Task Description: This assessment will carry a weight of 10% of the overall grade. Students will be required to engage in an asynchronous threaded discussion on Blackboard on each topic on a weekly basis (performed as an online tutorial, assessed individually). Questions regarding the weekly topic and readings will be posted at the end of each lecture by the lecturer. Students will be required to contribute to the discussion from after class until commencement of the next class. That means that each topic will be discussed from immediately after the class during which it was explained, until just before the next class. The requirement in terms of the discussion is reflected in the bullet points at the end of this section.
    On-line discussion provides the opportunity for students to experience working in a virtual team; to extend discussion time with class colleagues beyond the classroom; and to provide an opportunity for all students to engage in discussion. Effective participation requires students to develop a strong familiarity with and understanding of the models, concepts and theories presented in each week?s session and to provide examples of their application to the student?s own professional practice or case studies with which they are familiar with. Students are expected to contribute to each discussion topic through a critical evaluation of the text, the introduction and summary of useful resources, asking questions, responding to questions and generally building a useful resource for understanding the topics of discussion. Every submission must include full referencing where appropriate. At least one contribution of substance per week is expected. Contributions must include reference to theory and practice and be clearly written.
    Case Study
    Type: Case Study
    Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2
    Due Date: Throughout Semester
    Weight: 40%
    Task Description: Case analysis and applied theory
    End of semester exam
    Type: Exam - during Exam Period (Central)
    Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2
    Due Date: Examination Period
    Weight: 50%
    Reading: 10 minutes
    Duration: 120 minutes
    Format: Extended essay
    Task Description: Two hour exam. Details will be provided during revision lecture.

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