NATS 3051 Innovation in Design and Delivery

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Graham Jones Opens in new window

Description What is innovation? Innovation can be thought of as the application of existing knowledge or processes to solve a problem. Innovation requires an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, encompassing discipline-specific knowledge, as well as an awareness of social, economic, and environmental factors. You will work as part of a team to use existing data or processes to deliver an innovative solution to a problem. In this subject you will develop important job-ready skills to translate ideas into outcomes.

School Science

Discipline Natural and Physical Sciences, Not Elsewhere Classified.

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject


Successful completion of 120 credit points

Learning Outcomes

1. Appraise opportunities for innovation based on existing data or knowledge

2. Design a project and produce project documentation for that project

3. Present the project design to a target audience in a persuasive and engaging manner 

4. Evaluate the opportunities for applying the outcome of the project, including the sustainability of the project

5. Work effectively and collaboratively in a team to propose an innovation 

6. Reflect critically on the process and propose strategies for future improvements

Subject Content

1. Invention and innovation
2. Identifying a problem that builds on existing knowledge
3. Effective teamwork
4. Persuasive communication
5. Project design: constraints; timelines and reporting; budgets and outcomes
6. Evaluating the design process and outcomes of the project


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Report 2000 words or equivalent 30 N Individual
Proposal 2000 words 30 N Individual
Presentation 10 minutes 20 N Group
Reflection 1000 words 20 N Individual