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Master of Applied Innovation

RI1602

Course details

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

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
TDRI901Transdisciplinary Research and Innovation in Practice
9
120
Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation: TDRI801 and TDRI802, or TDRI803, or TDR804 and
research plan approved for implementation after completion of TDRI802​, TDRI803 or TDRI804.
 
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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.

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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Pathways

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

What you will need

Timetable information

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How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

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Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

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Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

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Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

Prospectus (course guide)

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