Science, Technology & Innovation Policy

Subject MGMT90184 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2015.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

An undergraduate degree or equivalent; at least 2 years of relevant experience; current employment in the sector.

Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

This subject provides those working with funding and the governance of research and innovation with knowledge and insights in areas such a as:

  • structured overview of STI policy (theory and practice);
  • review of the state of the art in tools and methods for funding STI capacity building;
  • structured forum for policy learning and exchange of ideas.
Learning Outcomes:

On completion, participants should be able to apply what they have learned, for example by:

  • conducting and presenting science and technology policy analyses;
  • preparing policy briefs;
  • matching policy objectives to funding instruments;
  • ability to identify and analyse science and technology policy trends.

There are two assessment tasks:

  • A 3000-word written assignment due at end of subject, graded assessment.
  • Four online Discussion Board tasks (4 x 500-word commentaries on set readings) due every 2 weeks, pass/fail assessment. For any discussion board task submitted late, the task increases to a 1000 word commentary.

There is one hurdle requirement:

  • Participate in 3 online webinars* due every 2-3 weeks. For any webinar missed, students must write and post on the discussion board a 1000 word topic summary, drawing on the recorded webinar and related discussion board postings.

NB: All hurdle and assessment tasks must be passed.

*For any webinar missed, students must write and post on the discussion board a 1000 word topic summary, drawing from the recorded webinar and related discussion board postings.

Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs/online classes) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completing this subject, participants should be able to:

  • communicate with people who work in different cultures and contexts;
  • investigate policy and strategy problems, and generate options to resolve them;
  • assess the risks and benefits of different solutions to policy problems;
  • apply accepted policies and principles to different kinds of cases;
  • make well-informed management decisions that consider specific contexts.
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Research Management and Policy
Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education Management
Master of Tertiary Education Management

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