Add VC’s courses to your degree plan

The VC’s courses are open to students from all disciplines at ANU. You can fit a VC’s course into your degree plan in a number of ways.

As a University Elective

Students can take any VC’s course as a university elective. See the list below for links to Programs & Courses, and how to apply. Many degrees allow certain VC’s courses to be a discipline elective – check with your school.

VCUG2004/VCPG6004 Creating Impact

Creating Impact introduces students to key methods and tools that underpin innovation across disciplines. Suitable for undergraduates and postgraduates at the start of their degree. Take in Semester 1 first year or second year Enrol via ISIS | See Programs & Courses

VCUG2001 Creating Knowledge

Creating Knowledge examines how knowledge is created in and around universities. Suitable for undergraduates who have completed one semester of study. Take in Semester 2 first or second year See Programs & Courses

VCUG2002/VCPG6003 Leadership & Influence

Leadership & Influence offers students who have demonstrated or shown potential as leaders a wide understanding of styles of leadership and influence. Suitable for undergraduates and postgraduates who will be seeking leadership positions in the future. Take in Semester 1 second or third year Enrol via ISIS | See Programs & Courses | More information

VCUG3001/VCPG6001/LAWS4001 Unravelling Complexity

Unravelling Complexity offers latter year students from any part of the ANU the opportunity to explore a series of complex issues. Suitable for undergraduates and postgraduates towards the end of your degree. Law students can enrol in LAWS4001 and have it counted as a Law course. Take in Semester 1 in your penultimate or final year Apply here | See Programs & Courses | More information

VCUG3002/VCPG6002/ANU1 Mobilising Research

Mobilising Research aims to uncover what research is and how it can be used for the public good. The course is offered as an intensive course in ANU’s Winter session, and is part of the IARU Global Summer Program. Take in Winter session in your penultimate or final year Apply via Global Pragrams | See Programs & Courses | More information

VCPG8001 Wicked Problems – coming in 2018

Wicked Problems are problems that have many interacting causes and are difficult to clearly define. They often involve stakeholders with differing and conflicting views, objectives and value systems that can vary over time. Wicked problems are difficult, and often impossible, to solve. Examples of wicked problems include climate change, drug trafficking, terrorism, population health and poverty. Take as part of the MIPP or as a university elective More information to come…

VCPG8002 Ignorance! – coming in 2018

Ignorance is a neglected topic, and yet it is central to the human condition. This course presents a comprehensive framework for understanding, coping with, and making decisions in the face of ignorance. Students will learn that ignorance is not always negative, but has uses and benefits in domains from everyday life to the farthest reaches of science, where ignorance is simultaneously destroyed and new ignorance created. They discover the roles ignorance plays in human relationships, culture, and how it underpins important kinds of social capital. Take as part of the MIPP or as a university elective More information to come…

VCUG3100/VCUG6100 Group Research and Innovation Project

Group Research and Innovation Project (6 or 12 units) provides students with real-world, multi-disciplinary team project experience. Students work in small multi-disciplinary teams to address a complex, real-world opportunity or challenge. Most students will work on projects for an industry, government or university client. Highly motivated students will be given an opportunity to engage with the ACT start-up community to create their own start-up enterprises. Take as part of the MIPP or as a university elective in your final year See TechLauncher for more information.

VCUG3200 Innovation Internship

Innovation Internship (6 or 12 units) will enable students to develop competencies expected of professionals working in business, government or the broader community. Take as part of the MIPP or as a university elective More information to come.

As part of a Minor

VC’s courses can currently fit into two minors:

  • ANU Leadership & Research (Programs & Courses) Requires 24 units from the VCUG course code
  • Innovation & Professional Practice See the degree rules on Programs & Courses

As part of a Major

VC’s courses can currently fit into one major:

  • Innovation & Professional Practice (See the degree rules on Programs & Courses)

As part of a Masters

VC’s courses can currently fit into any masters program:

  • As a stand-alone Masters Innovation & Professional Practice/li>
  • As a vertical double – Masters Innovation & Professional Practice degree with any other undergraduate degree (Programs & Courses) (See the degree rules on Programs & Courses)

Most VC’s courses can fit into any masters programs as an elective

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