The University of Newcastle, Australia
Fast facts
Location

Online

Start dates
  • No further intake
Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

1 year part-time up to 3 years maximum.

UON program code: 40067

Program handbook

Description

The Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (GCIME) will provide students with critical entrepreneurial and innovation skill sets to help sustain and rejuvenate existing firms as well as contribute to the development of start-ups. The program will contribute significantly to industry engagement and has important elements to ensure students gain exceptional skills in innovation management and entrepreneurship.

The Graduate Certificate of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship provides a thorough entry level understanding which focuses on better decision making as well as core skills with specialist courses on innovation and entrepreneurship and creativity and design thinking. This will provide a strong grounding, particularly, for those coming from business.

This program is subject to final University approval.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Communicate effectively, both (a) orally and (b) in writing, complex innovation management and entrepreneurship information to a variety of audiences.
  • Work effectively (a) independently or (b) in collaboration, to apply specialised knowledge and expert judgement to innovation management and entrepreneurship tasks.
  • Engage in critical thinking and analytical problem solving to justify sound solutions to innovation management and entrepreneurship.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories, models and concepts relevant to innovation management and entrepreneurship.
  • Apply research theories, principles and methodologies in innovation management and entrepreneurship.

Details

Information correct as at23 Oct 2019 3:18 AM
Program code40067
AQF level

Level 8 Graduate Certificate

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Online
Duration
  • Australian students - 1 year part-time.
Term typeTrimesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Business and Law
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Business School
  2. School of Creative Industries
  3. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  4. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
  5. Student and Academic Business
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code092845D

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Entry into the Graduate Certificate of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (40 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (AQF 7) not in a relevant field; or
  • 3 year Diploma in a relevant field;* or
  • 3 year Diploma not in a relevant field + 1 year appropriate business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma in a relevant field* + 2 years appropriate business experience; or
  • At least 5 years appropriate business experience.

*Examples of relevant fields include those listed below. Assessment of suitability will be carried out by the Program Convenor.

Accounting, Business, Design, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Health, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Management, Marketing, Science.

Students enrolling in the Graduate Certificate will be required to successfully complete a “Business Academic Skills Program” (BASP) which is of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate. Students who do not complete the BASP may not be awarded their degree.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

40 units

Program duration

1 year part-time up to 3 years maximum.

Program requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship is a 40 unit program requiring students to complete two core courses and two courses from the directed list.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Courses

Complete all core courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6012Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6508Enterprise Development and GrowthNot currently offered10 units

Directed Courses

Complete 20 units of directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
STAR4200How to Launch a Product Without Starting a BusinessNot currently offered10 units
BIOL6001Science Policy and Commercialisation
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
DESN6350Design for Digital Media
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS6500Business and the Natural Environment
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS6535Implementing Environmental Resilience and Addressing Complexity
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6003Globalisation
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
GSBS6004Organisational Behaviour and Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6005Marketing Management and Planning
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6200Financial and Management Accounting
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6410Economics of Competitive Advantage
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6411Introduction to Co-operative Organisation and Management: the Co-operative Advantage
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6412Social Enterprises and Co-operative Innovation
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6511Creativity and Design Thinking for EnterpriseNot currently offered10 units
INFO6050Process Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
INFO6090Business Intelligence for the Enterprise
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
INFT6060The Digital Economy
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
INFT6304Project Planning and Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
MTEC6705Music and Digital Media
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.