Edith Cowan University
Design thinking employs a mix of critical thinking and creativity to re-evaluate problems to come up with innovative ideas towards improving products and services. Many global corporations and governmental agencies have used design thinking for successful product innovation and resolution of complex service issues. The Graduate Certificate in Design Thinking has been developed with key industry collaboration to provide realistic insight into how creative approaches are used to generate innovative products and services around the world. You will employ human-centred design methods, which focus on user research, empathy mapping and customer insights in order to prototype possible solutions in a range of production and service situations. You will also be able to apply the practical skill sets by undertaking a real world client project as part of the course. This course will increase and update the skill set of graduates and current professionals of business, community development, engineering, graphic design, health services, information technology, marketing, strategic communications and sustainable development. Career Opportunities Graduate outcomes and capabilities could include: Commercial business professionals, such as entrepreneurs, consultants, marketers, managers and leaders who require innovative approaches for business challenges and idea creation. Resource sector workers in areas such as engineering, mining technology and product development who require innovative approaches for developing products and resource systems. Public sector workers in areas such as health, community develop and policy making who require innovative approaches for social service systems. Design sectors workers in areas such as strategic design, systems design, graphic design, service design, social design and UX design who require innovative approaches for developing products and services.
|Institution Name||Edith Cowan University|
|Campus Location||Perth campus|
|Course Duration||0.5 full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Course University||Edith Cowan University|
ECU offers innovative and practical courses across a variety of disciplines and we have a vibrant research culture. ECU is a leader in developing alternative entry pathways to higher education.Edith Cowan University (ECU) provides the ideal learning environment for people who want to reach their potential.Located in Western Australia, our industry-relevant teaching and research, supportive study environment and award-winning facilities enable ECU students to do more than just survive in this world – they thrive in it.
Established in 1991, ECU took the opportunity to reshape the way higher education is delivered in a distinctive and inspiring campus environment.ECU courses are developed in consultation with industry, and teaching staff have extensive industry experience and networks. It’s why ECU students can expect placement opportunities, fieldwork, practicums and networking events as part of their studies.This approach has been rewarded with five-star ratings for teaching quality over the past twelve years, along with consistently high ratings for overall education experience and skills development, as reported in the Good Universities Guide.
ECU’s world-class research strives to make a difference to the community in Western Australia and beyond. ECU focuses on working with our communities, business and government organisations to solve real-world problems.The University was named after Edith Dircksey Cowan, the first woman to be elected to an Australian Parliament. Her life was dedicated to the belief that education was the key to growth, change and improvement in society.Her example informs ECU’s values as we pride ourselves in developing capable graduates who lead engaged and productive lives in the communities in which they live and work.