Swinburne Offers First-Ever Bachelor of Applied Innovation in Victoria

Swinburne Offers First-Ever Bachelor of Applied Innovation in Victoria


The Swinburne University of Technology (CRICOS Provider Code: 00111D) has created and now offers the Bachelor of Applied Innovation, the first of its type in the state of Victoria, which includes innovation sprints, hackathons, design challenges, and industry projects.

The Bachelor of Applied Innovation aims to develop students’ skills in teamwork, creativity, and problem-solving in real-world settings, all while enhancing their science-based thinking.

Key Takeaways:

  • Swinburne University’s Bachelor of Applied Innovation is the first of its type in Victoria
  • Students learn through innovation sprints, hackathons, design challenges, and industry projects
  • The double degree can be combined with 18 of Swinburne’s most popular programs

The double degree can be combined with 18 of Swinburne’s most popular programs, enabling students to learn creativity, critical thinking and systems thinking.

With this new and innovative program, Swinburne students will learn how to commercialize their ideas by working on live briefs with companies such as Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Panasonic, St Vincent’s, and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ).

Students may also find themselves re-imagining learning settings for STEMM, tackling food waste in hospitals, or investigating digital experiences and travel as part of their projects.

Interdisciplinary, experiential learning will assist students if they work on activities that are inspired by their hobbies and interests and participate in placements, internships, or industry-based project work.

Swinburne’s Bachelor of Applied Innovation double degree suite is based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Guidelines’ principles, which inspire students to be change agents.

Students must complete 400 credit points of units of study in order to graduate with a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Applied Innovation. Unless otherwise specified, all units of study are worth 12.5 credit points.

Career results upon completion of the program will differ depending on discipline focus and individual majors, and innovation capabilities will supplement discipline employability skills.

Among the professional innovation roles that graduates will be prepared for are:

  • Innovation Consultant
  • Innovation Lead
  • Innovation Analyst
  • Strategic Designer
  • Creative Producer
  • Start-up Founder
  • Human-Centred Researcher
  • Self-employed Entrepreneur
  • Product Manager
  • Transformation Lead
  • Innovation Strategist
  • Innovation Manager

The Bachelor of Applied Innovation double degree will begin in Semester 2 of 2022 and will be available to both current and new students.

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