Courses - Faculty of Science


Science Enterprise

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

SCIENT 701
15 Points

Accounting and Finance for Scientists

Builds upon scientific numeracy in exploring the sources, uses and reporting of accounting and financial information in science-based enterprises; application of capital budgeting and valuation theory to science-relevant situations; and key bases for financially-informed project and enterprise decision-making and the management of economic resources.

SCIENT 702
15 Points

Marketing for Scientific and Technical Personnel

Examines the intermediaries and end-users of technical and research-related applications, products and services; their 'customers', 'value chain', 'marketing', and related concepts in both highly-regulated and open markets; and how effective science-related marketing strategies and promotional efforts are developed and communicated.

SCIENT 703
15 Points

Frontiers in Biotechnology

An examination of how breakthrough discoveries in contemporary life sciences flow through to commercialisation. Current and emerging applications of biotechnology; includes guest lectures from New Zealand's leading biotechnologists and case studies focused particularly on medical applications.

SCIENT 704
15 Points

Law and Intellectual Property

An explanation of the legal system including basic concepts of contract and corporate law in a biotechnology context. Emphasis will be upon intellectual property laws in particular patent law and practice and other means of protecting new ideas, discoveries and inventions. Also covered will be technology licensing and basic competition and marketing law.

SCIENT 705
15 Points

Research Commercialisation

Integrative exploration of common theories, processes and models involved in commercialising scientific research. Topics include technology transfer, technological entrepreneurship, commercial potential, risk, and valuation assessment and related tools. Utilises multiple learning approaches including case studies and a 'hands-on' term project.

Prerequisite: SCIENT 701, 702

SCIENT 706
15 Points

Commercialisation Project

A supervised practical application of the theories, concepts and techniques of commercialisation, covered in courses SCIENT 701-705, to a research-based opportunity and its related intellectual property estate.

Prerequisite: SCIENT 701, 702, 704

Corequisite: SCIENT 703, 705

SCIENT 707
15 Points

Special Topic

SCIENT 720
15 Points

Science Enterprise Research Methods

Students will become familiar with underlying theory and best practices in the principal qualitative and quantitative methods applicable to, and useful in, thesis research on commercialisation and science-based enterprise.

SCIENT 721
15 Points

Product Development and Regulatory Environments

Aims to give students an understanding of the stages of product development for therapeutics, diagnostics and medical devices, as well as the regulatory requirements affecting product development in the Life Sciences. Project management tools and processes will also be covered in the context of product development.

SCIENT 722
15 Points

Current Issues in Bioscience Enterprise

An exploration of trends and developments of importance to Life Sciences-related enterprises and industries. Utilises multiple learning approaches, eg, independent reading, case studies, projects, guest speakers, presentations and related discussions.

SCIENT 794A
45 Points

SCIENT 794B
45 Points

Thesis

Research project addressing a topic relevant to the commercialisation of research. Overseen jointly by both academic and industry supervisors.

To complete this course students must enrol in SCIENT 794 A and B

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