Courses & Units

Technology and Innovation ZAS225

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


In this unit you will explore technology and innovation in the fermentation industry. You will develop your understanding of the drivers of innovation across industries through case studies relating to biotech, product and process development, Industry 4.0, and business. This will involve exploring practices through a sustainability lens. During a series of workshops, you will learn about approaches to innovation and apply design-thinking tools to undertake a collaborative industry project. You will use discipline knowledge and analytical and problemā€solving skills and operationalise project management tools, practices and responsibilities and improve outcomes in an industry context. This unit will draw upon the skills and knowledge that you have acquired during the course.

In addition, this unit builds on concepts of learning through practice in Year 1 of study by introducing you to more complex learning experiences.

You will be introduced to:
-discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations. This will include authentic and purposeful, industry-related experiences
-concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others
-the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice
-the nature of responsible, accountable, and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice.
You will exercise self-awareness, initiative, and judgement to manage yourself and professional relationships effectively. The application of tacit knowledge and capabilities will be reflected in a Practice Manual.


Unit name Technology and Innovation
Unit code ZAS225
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Science

Christopher Mabin

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain drivers for and approaches to innovation and novel technologies in fermentation industries
  2. Evaluate products, processes, and technology within the fermentation industry in the context of innovation
  3. Apply design-thinking approaches to an industry problem
  4. Critically reflect on innovative practices for self-development


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
019900 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,354.00

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Teaching Pattern

Lectures online

Tutorials 1-2 hours per week

Field trips/workshops - 4 days per term


AT1: Infographic: Opportunities and Risks (20%)

AT2: Problem Definition Report (40%)

AT3: Lightning Presentation (Pitch) (40%)

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