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Master of Applied Innovation

RI1602

Course details

  • To be confirmed
  • 18 months
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $7,356* first year
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees-Free Policy
  • Level 9
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus

Summary

Students in this programme will advance their ability to innovate in the workplace allowing them to immerse themselves into the enterprise environment and gain a postgraduate qualification whilst in employment. This programme offers an accessible academic and professional career development opportunity in research and innovation at postgraduate level, relevant to all disciplines.

​There are no formal classes. Students will be guided through the programme by an academic lead supervisor and will also be paired with an industry mentor. Students will have developed a research plan in the first part of the programme and will be spending at least 3 days a week in business, working on the project.

Students will also be embedded in our community of practice, supported by supervision and mentorship, with access to a national and international network of researchers. Students of the programme will be part of a group of fellow students who will share experiences and knowledge through a dedicated online platforms as well as monthly forums.

This framework will ensure students are well supported in all academic aspects as well as allowing the gaining of insights into the business environment the project is undertaken in.

View programme modules

Group A

Compulsory

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
TDRI801Transdisciplinary Research Theoretical Framework
830  

​​​ Elective

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
TDRI802Transdisciplinary Research Problem Framing
8
30
TDRI801 
TDRI803Co-creation830TDRI801 
TDRI804Entrepreneurship830TDRI801 

Group B 

Compulsory

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites

TDRI901 or
TDRI902 or
TDRI903 or 
TDRI904 or
TDRI905 or
TDRI906 or
TDRI907 or
TDRI908

Transdisciplinary Research and Innovation in Practice
9
120
Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation: TDRI801 plus TDRI802, or TDRI803, or TDR804 and research plan/business plan/proof of concept approved for implementation after completion of TDRI802​, TDRI803 or TDRI804 

NB: Each module code is attached to a different field of study. Students will be enrolled in the module code relevant to the subject area of their project.

What employers are saying

“Gallagher typically employ engineers and project managers with a strong technical background in one particular engineering discipline. Although the deep technical expertise in a particular engineering discipline is imperative … most of these specialists have insufficient capabilities to effectively work across a wide range of technical and non-technical disciplines. We see opportunities to benefit from it, as a professional development option for Gallagher staff so they are able to work more effectively across a wide range of disciplines and for students working on Gallagher projects. “- Rob Heebink, Research and Development Executive, Gallagher Group Limited.

Career/further opportunities

There are growing career opportunities for professional workplace-based innovators, applied researchers and change leaders. Students will advance skills and expertise highly valued in a workplace or research environment and will be able to research and develop projects, and lead change initiatives in a business environment.

Graduates will be able to use this qualification for their professional development and to develop the skills required to undertake new roles within a business or other enterprise group.

​Graduates may choose to progress to doctoral study at New Zealand and overseas institutions.

Disclaimers

Entry criteria

Candidates are required to have gained the Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation with a B (65%) grade average or highe

Selection criteria
a)   All candidates must:
  i. Have an accepted research project plan/proof of concept or business plan and are able to meet all assessment criteria detailed for the Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation and
  ii. Have had their research project plan, business plan or proof of concept approved by Wintec and by an incubator mentor or an industry partner for implementation. 
b) Candidates must also:
  i. Sign appropriate agreements and be willing to comply with agreed protocols related to the research project.

English language requirements

​Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5, with no individual band score lower than 6.0; or equivalent.​

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Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at info@wintec.ac.nz.

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