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Course aim

To enable students to understand the role and technologies of technology innovation and research and development management in an organisation and to understand how to create an environment for innovative research and development.

Course content

Innovation and technology innovation; manufacturing technology of high technology industry; role of research and development in high tech enterprises; marketing strategies of research and development organisations; practices of research and development organisations in high technology industry; alliance and collaboration of research and development organisations; core technology of high tech industry; technology life cycles; strategic partnership between university, industrial and governmental research and development organisations; macro- and micro- innovation; culture and leadership in innovation and innovative organisations.

Teaching method

Internal, Mawson Lakes
Seminar1 hour x 13 weeks
Lecture (Lectures and discussions)2 hours x 13 weeks
Internal, Kaplan Higher Education - Singapore, Offshore, (intensive)
Lecture15 hours x Block
Tutorial5 hours x Block

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Internal, Mawson Lakes
Assignment1000 words15%N/A
Project ReportN/A25%N/A
ExaminationN/A60%3 hours
Internal, Kaplan Higher Education - Singapore, Offshore, (intensive)
Pre-lecture assignment and participation in class discussionN/A5%N/A
Homework submissions to modules7 modules60%3 hours
Major assignment2000 words35%N/A


EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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