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Swinburne University of Technology

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Graduate Certificate of Research and Innovation Management

  • Graduate Certificate

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Course Code
Intake Months
Jan, Jul

About this course

The Graduate Certificate of Research and Innovation Management (GC-RESIM) is undertaken concurrently with applicable Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) courses.

These are:
Doctor of Philosophy (DR-BUS) Doctor of Philosophy (DR-DES)Doctor of Philosophy (DR-ENG)Doctor of Philosophy (DR-HTHSCI)Doctor of Philosophy (DR-HAS)Doctor of Philosophy (DR-ICT) Doctor of Philosophy (DR-IS)Doctor of Philosophy (DR-LAW)Doctor of Philosophy (DR-SCI). The course aims to support doctoral students in successfully completing their PhD degree and to enhance their capacity to contribute significantly to knowledge in their chosen discipline. The course also aims to enhance their learning experience, career prospects and employability through innovative research coursework and workshops.

Career pathways

The Swinburne graduate attributes signify that Swinburne intends that its teaching courses assist all its graduates to be:
  • capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas
  • entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community
  • effective and ethical in work and community situations
  • adaptable and able to manage change
  • aware of local and international environments in which they will be contributing.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 50 credit points comprised of four units of 12.5 credit points each:
  • 2 core units of study (25 credit points)
  • 2 elective units of study, or equivalent (25 credit points)

At the commencement of their PhD, students will be enrolled into the two core units. They are required to complete these units within the first 12 months of candidature (prior to Confirmation of Candidature). Swinburne Research will deliver the two core units through a mix of online learning and face-to-face workshops on Hawthorn campus.

In consultation with the supervisory team, students take two elective units at any stage during the PhD candidature. The relevant faculty will deliver elective units, which can be online, multi modal, or on campus.

Credit for prior study or work

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit.The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Graduate Certificate of Research and Innovation Management component is 25 credit points (normally two units).