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Master of Science Innovation

SCIN19MTV1

Faculty:
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Award:
Master of Science Innovation (MScInnovation)
Admission Requirement:
Biology specialisation:
• Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent, with two units in biology or equivalent
• GPA of 4.00 (out of 7.00) or overseas equivalent
Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences specialisation:
• Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent, with two units in chemistry or equivalent
• GPA of 4.00 (out of 7.00) or overseas equivalent
Geology and Geophysics specialisation:
• Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent in a relevant field
• GPA of 4.00 (out of 7.00) or overseas equivalent
Environmental Sciences specialisation:
• Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent
• GPA of 4.00 (out of 7.00) or overseas equivalent
Information Technology specialisation:
• Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent, with two units in information technology or equivalent
• GPA of 4.00 (out of 7.00) or overseas equivalent
Statistics specialisation:
• Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent
• GPA of 4.00 (out of 7.00) or overseas equivalent
English Language Proficiency:
Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent
Study Mode:
Full-time, Part-time
Attendance Mode:
Internal
Candidature Length:
Full-time: 1.5 years - 2 years depending on RPL granted
Commencement:
North Ryde — Session 1 (February)
North Ryde — Session 2 (July)
Volume of Learning:
Equivalent to 2 years
General requirements:
Minimum number of credit points 64
Minimum number of credit points at 600 level 16
Minimum number of credit points at 800 level or above 48
Completion of other specific minimum requirements as set out below

In order to graduate students must ensure that they have satisfied all of the general requirements of the award.

Specific minimum requirements:

Credit points

800 level

Required
4
Leadership in Science Research and Innovation (4)
 
Required
4
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Science and Technology (4)
 
Required
16
Science Innovation Internship (16)
 
Required
40cp from
40
1 specialisation
Specialisations:
AQF Level Level 9 Masters by Coursework Degree
CRICOS Code 097385J
Overview and Aims of the Program The Master of Science Innovation is a multi-disciplinary program intended to equip students with specialised knowledge and skills to create and develop innovative, practical ideas in an area chosen by the student within Science, Technology and Statistics. The development of new products and services in these areas requires both practical knowledge and a deep understanding of how to bring together the people and resources necessary to bring ideas to fruition. The program brings together students and practitioners in these areas and culminates in an industry-based internship where students can observe, engage with and contribute to real-word innovation in practice. This may include collaboration with a University research team, where they will gain first-hand experience of world-leading research. In addition to the core units on leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship, students will undertake advanced disciplinary study in an area of their choice.
Graduate Capabilities

The Graduate Capabilities Framework articulates the fundamentals that underpin all of Macquarie’s academic programs. It expresses these as follows:

Cognitive capabilities
(K) discipline specific knowledge and skills
(T) critical, analytical and integrative thinking
(P) problem solving and research capability
(I) creative and innovative


Interpersonal or social capabilities
(C) effective communication
(E) engaged and ethical local and global citizens
(A) socially and environmentally active and responsible

Personal capabilities
(J) capable of professional and personal judgement and initiative
(L) commitment to continuous learning

Recognition of Prior Learning

Macquarie University may recognise prior formal, informal and non-formal learning for the purpose of granting credit towards, or admission into, a program. The recognition of these forms of learning is enabled by the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy (see www.mq.edu.au/policy) and its associated Procedures and Guidelines. The RPL pages contain information on how to apply, links to registers, and the approval processes for recognising prior learning for entry or credit.


Information can be found at: https://mq.edu.au/rpl

Support for Learning

Macquarie University aspires to be an inclusive and supportive community of learners where all students are given the opportunity to meet their academic and personal goals. The University offers a comprehensive range of free and accessible student support services which include academic advice, counselling and psychological services, advocacy services and welfare advice, careers and employment, disability services and academic skills workshops amongst others. There is also a bulk billing medical service located on campus.

Further information can be found at www.students.mq.edu.au/support/

Campus Wellbeing contact details:
Phone: +61 2 9850 7497
Email: campuswellbeing@mq.edu.au
www.students.mq.edu.au/support/wellbeing

Program Standards and Quality

The program is subject to an ongoing comprehensive process of quality review in accordance with a pre-determined schedule that complies with the Higher Education Standards Framework. The review is overseen by Macquarie University's peak academic governance body, the Academic Senate and takes into account feedback received from students, staff and external stakeholders.

Graduate Destinations and Employability Graduates of this program will have developed a broad range of problem-solving skills, particularly applicable to the development and commercial exploitation of new ideas and new uses for existing ideas in the context of a chosen field in Science, Technology and Statistics. The program prepares graduates with innovation and technical skills for work in organisations developing new scientific and/or technological products. This program is also suited to industry professionals wishing to update or enhance their skills for career advancement. The skills gained through completing this program will be transferable to a diverse range of career opportunities.
Assessment Regulations

This program is subject to Macquarie University regulations, including but not limited to those specified in the Assessment Policy, Academic Honesty Policy, the Final Examination Policy and relevant University Rules. For all approved University policies, procedures, guidelines and schedules visit www.mq.edu.au/policy.

Accreditation This is an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) accredited qualification.

Inherent requirements are the essential components of a course or program necessary for a student to successfully achieve the core learning outcomes of a course or program. Students must meet the inherent requirements to complete their Macquarie University course or program.

Inherent requirements for Macquarie University programs fall under the following categories:

Physical: The physical inherent requirement is to have the physical capabilities to safely and effectively perform the activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Cognition: The inherent requirement for cognition is possessing the intellectual, conceptual, integrative and quantitative capabilities to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Communication: The inherent requirement for communication is the capacity to communicate information, thoughts and ideas through a variety of mediums and with a range of audiences.

Behavioural: The behavioural inherent requirement is the capacity to sustain appropriate behaviour over the duration of units of study to engage in activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

For more information see https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/inherent-requirements



2019 Unit Information

When offered:
S1 Day
Prerequisites:
Permission of Executive Dean of Faculty
Corequisites:
None
NCCWs:
HSC Chinese, CHN113, CHN148