Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Khoo Boon How



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


In this unit, leadership related aspects such as strategic thinking, building self-awareness, leading in teams, negotiation, effective communication and conflict resolution will be discussed. Then, leadership skills will be linked to innovation and product development. Useful technological tools that can be used for product development will be introduced. Finally, this unit will also explore the process of product commercialization in both local and international settings.


This unit aims to link leadership skills to product innovation and explore the product development and commercialization process. At the end of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyze the characteristic of a leader
  2. communicate effectively, work in teams and develop negotiation skills
  3. design products with commercialization potentials and impact on the local community
  4. evaluate product innovation options and identify support for them locally and internationally


Continuous assessment: 70%
Examination (2 hours): 30%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.
Workload requirements

Workload requirements

3 hours lectures, 3 hours tutorial or laboratory and 6 hours of private study per week

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