Course Title: Driving Innovation in Organisations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Driving Innovation in Organisations

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019


RMIT University Vietnam


630H Management


Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet3 2016,
Viet2 2017,
Viet1 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet2 2019

Course Coordinator: Dr. Julian Maurice Waters Lynch

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5231

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 88.03.39

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

While there are no formal pre-requisites for this course, this is an intermediate level Entrepreneurship course. It is designated as a second year (mid-degree) subject in the Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship). It is assumed that you will have prior knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Course Description

This course will give you the opportunity to undertake structured activities where you will apply your professional practice as an intrapreneur and become involved in authentic engagement with partner organisations that include industry feedback.  The course will provide you with practical knowledge and experience in research, negotiating with project stakeholders, planning, and monitoring, controlling and delivering successful project outcomes.  Persistence, innovativeness, team work, communication and leadership are integral to this course.


This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:


CLO 1: Apply principles and tools of entrepreneurship and innovation in diverse contexts.

CLO 2: Critically analyse and synthesise information to drive innovation in organisations.

CLO 3: Demonstrate an understanding of workplace diversity, organisational culture and climate conditions that are conducive to innovation and intrapreneurial practices.

CLO 4: Develop an appropriate innovative solution  to an organisational problem and propose a strategy to achieve goals and implement change.

CLO5: Utilise research skills to develop solutions to problems in diverse contexts, intrapreneurial initiatives and growth.


Overview of Learning Activities

The course requires students to ‘learn through doing’, hence expected to be competent in the work environment by the time they complete the course.  Students are required to participate in lectures, host organisations’ work engagement and tutorials.  You must focus extensively on the course material and be able to critically analyse tutorial activities. You must self-select a diverse team of 2-3 students (inclusive of both international and local students).  Once the project proposal has been defined, your team is expected to work collaboratively with the host organisation (off campus) to acquire skills and experience in business, government and community organisations.  In achieving the objectives of their proposed projects, each team will also work closely with an assigned mentor who will provide guidance and support.  The mentor will be integral to the WIL project. 


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 30% (group client proposal)
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 2: 40% (group client deliverable)
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 3: 30% (individual reflective essay)
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

The assessment alignment table shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.