Design for Innovation

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Design for Innovation

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Design Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Industrial Design program.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Students are exposed to the special difficulties of scheduling work involving innovation. Project management tools are applied to the development process and are employed to manage the design of a complex product involving significant innovation. This course is the culmination of all previous coursework with a focus on product innovation.
    1. Devise a strategy for minimising the number of unknowns in innovative concept.
    2. Develop a technique for assigning time budgets to the development of solutions unknown aspects of a concept.
    3. Employ a range of research methods, experimentation and testing to resolve unknown aspects of a design concept.
    4. Engage with the need to consider potential social, environmental and ethical consequences of a design innovation.
    Develop an innovative product
    Design Strategies to support innovation
    Design Ethics
    Design Research

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.