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,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 2 2023


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,
Viet1 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet2 2021,
Viet2 2022,
Viet1 2023,
Viet3 2023,
Viet1 2024


RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


630H Management


Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2021,
Viet2 2022,
Viet1 2023,
Viet1 2024

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:


CLO1: Apply principles and tools of entrepreneurship and innovation to existing organisations.
CLO2: Critically analyse and synthesise information to foster innovation in organisations.
  CLO3: Collaboratively examine organisational problems and opportunities, and suggest strategies to initiate change and to achieve goals.
  CLO4: Undertake reflexive practice regarding behavioural capabilities that support collaborative work on innovation projects.

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. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

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%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

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