Innovating, Creating and Problem Solving, Minor (0283)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0283

Previous Code: SM2056.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

A complex future of work requires innovative graduates who are adaptable and inquisitive about a wide variety of workplace, enterprise and societal needs. This Minor has been co-designed with students and industry partners to equip students with practical creative, innovation and problem solving skills that respond to a complex global future, such as risk-taking, multi-disciplinary thinking and effective decision making. Students will have unique opportunities to learn these skills in a multi-disciplinary context with opportunities to tackle real world practical problems while working with notable industry and community organisations.

This minor is a Challenge Minor, which is an innovative transdisciplinary minor co-created with students as partners. With a Challenge Minor, your learning reaches beyond your discipline, giving you the chance to amplify your learning in new directions. For more information, visit the Challenge Minor website.


Campus Mode Advice
Bankstown City Campus Internal Dr Neil Perry
Campbelltown Campus Internal Dr Neil Perry
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Dr Neil Perry
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Internal Dr Neil Perry
Pernith Campus Internal Dr Neil Perry

Minor Structure

Students must successfully complete 40 credit points as listed below.

Note: Students will be required to travel between campuses as not all subjects are offered at all campuses.

Subject Title Credit Points
Select three of the following:30
Personal Branding Strategies: Build and Manage Your Career Profile
Design Thinking for Creativity
Incubator 1: Innovation and Creativity for Entrepreneurship
Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Students to complete the following core subject after completing the three subjects listed above:10
Law, Economics, Ethics and Change
Total Credit Points40