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Applied Intellectual Property - 5265

This Program is no longer accepting new enrolments

Program Summary

 
Faculty: Faculty of Law
 
   
 
Campus: Kensington Campus
 
 
Career: Postgraduate
 
 
Typical Duration: 1.0 Years
 
 
Typical UOC Per Semester: 18
 
 
Min UOC Per Semester: 6
 
 
Max UOC Per Semester: 24
 
 
Min UOC For Award: 36
 
 
Award(s):
 
 
Graduate Diploma
 
 
Graduate Diploma (Specialisation)
 
  

Program Description

The Graduate Diploma in Applied Intellectual Property (GradDipAppliedIP) is a special postgraduate program designed for both non-law and law graduates seeking to develop career enhancing skills in the strategic and applied use of intellectual property (IP) in commercial and public sector settings.

The strategic and applied focus of this program is intended to address a growing need within the Australian and international community involved in the interplay between business, IP and innovation. The program provides for in depth study through a series of practical and rigorous intensive courses. These will be taught by experienced and internationally connected practitioners and academics. For non-lawyers the program should be considered particularly by business development, commercialisation and tech transfer professionals, research managers, scientists, engineers and others including government officials who need to deal with IP as part of any contract negotiation process. For lawyers it will provide an insight that goes beyond the traditional litigation setting. It will also assist in enhancing your ability to engage with the above mentioned client base. The program will appeal to both local and international students wanting to learn about the practical application of intellectual property in greater depth. The GradDipAppliedIP will not itself lead to a professional qualification for legal practice but will enable a student to acquire expertise in intellectual property law and the context in which it operates.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

The Program Objectives for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Intellectual Property are:
  • To provide an opportunity for in-depth study of intellectual property law in an applied, commercial context;
  • To combine a series of practically-oriented courses focusing on the management and commercialisation of innovation with other courses exploring the law and regulation of innovation;
  • To facilitate understanding of the inter-relationship between law and business in relation to the exploitation and operation of intellectual property;
  • To facilitate the acquisition of skills in the areas of legal research, writing, regulatory compliance and management in the field of applied intellectual property.

Program Structure

The GradDipAppliedIP may be taken full time over three semesters or part time over six semesters. A total of 36 units of credit are required for the award of the degree of GradDipAppliedIP. All 36 units of credit must be from Postgraduate Law courses.

Postgraduate Law courses are taught in a variety of formats during the University’s formal academic semesters, including summer. Each course is 24 hours in duration. While some are taught for two hours per week over a 12-week teaching semester, other classes are arranged more intensively. Many courses of particular interest to students in employment are scheduled in a venue situated in the CBD.

Course List
A total of 36 units of credit is required for the GradDipAppliedIP. The following compulsory and elective Postgraduate Law courses are available for credit towards the degree:

Compulsory courses:

1. Students whose undergraduate degree is from a discipline other than Law must satisfactorily complete the following compulsory courses:
2. Students whose undergraduate degree is in Law must satisfactorily complete the following compulsory courses:
All the compulsory courses listed above are pre- or co-requisites for the below electives.

Electives
3. Any remaining courses are to be taken from the following:
Other Matters:

4. New electives may be added from time to time.

5. Not all electives will be offered every year.

6. A student may seek authorisation from the Program Convenor, Michael Handler, m.handler@unsw.edu.au to undertake a Postgraduate Law course not listed above.

ENROLMENT

The Enrolment Guide for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Intellectual Property can be found on the UNSW Law website.

Academic Rules

Award of the Degree

1. The degree of Graduate Diploma in Applied Intellectual Property may be awarded by the Council to a candidate who has satisfactorily completed a program of advanced study in law.



Qualifications

2. (1) A candidate for the degree shall have been awarded an appropriate degree of Bachelor from the University of New South Wales or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution with performance at a level acceptable to the Program Director/s and the Coordinator of Postgraduate Education.

(2) In exceptional cases an applicant who submits evidence of such other academic and professional qualifications as may be approved by the Program Director/s and the Coordinator of Postgraduate Education may be permitted to enrol for the degree. Where applicants have extensive work experience in the area of intellectual property, the Program Director/s and the Coordinator of Postgraduate Education may exercise their discretion to take work experience into consideration for admission to the program.

(3) When the Program Director/s and the Coordinator of Postgraduate Education are not satisfied with the qualifications submitted by an applicant they may require the applicant, before being permitted to enrol, to undergo such examination or carry out such work as they may prescribe.

Enrolment and Progression

3. (1) An application to enrol as a candidate for the degree shall be lodged with the Registrar by the advertised due date. Please note: Late applications for 2010 will be accepted subject to availability of places.

(2) Entry to the program will generally be available in Semester 1 only.

(3) A candidate for the degree shall be required to undertake such formal courses and pass such assessment as is prescribed.

(4) The progress of a candidate shall be reviewed at least once annually by the Program Director/s and the Coordinator of Postgraduate Education and as a result of its review the Program Director/s and the Coordinator of Postgraduate Education may cancel enrolment or take such other action as it considers appropriate.

(5) No candidate shall be awarded the degree until the lapse of two academic semesters from the date of enrolment in the case of a full-time candidate or three semesters in the case of a part-time candidate. The maximum period of candidature shall be three academic semesters from the date of enrolment for a full-time candidate and six semesters for a part-time candidate. In special cases an extension of these times may be granted by the Program Director/s and the Coordinator of Postgraduate Education.

Fees

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