Create Your Future

UCD Innovation Academy
Undergraduate Electives

The world of work is changing faster than ever before. No matter where you see your future, employers of all sizes and in all sectors want agile graduates who are creative, collaborative and innovative. Our modules bring together students from across UCD to build these skills by tackling real-world challenges in partnership with leading graduate employers.  Modules are open to all eligible UCD Undergraduate students.

Our Elective Modules

We Offer UCD Undergraduate Students a choice of six interactive modules open to all UCD Undergraduates.

While each module explores a different aspect of innovation, all of our modules focus on learning by doing through workshop style classes rather than lectures. Students focus on practical application of theory.

All of our modules are pass/fail and GPA Neutral meaning that you can really enjoy participating in class without the pressure of an end of trimester exam or essay.

Spring Trimester 2020 Schedule:

All modules run over five days (9.30am – 4.30pm). There are two schedule options to pick from.

How can I benefit from these modules?

“I improved my communication skills, my presenting skills, teamwork, problem-solving and much more. I feel that I have gained fundamental skills that will benefit me for my entire life.”

“I made a whole bunch of new friends from all different backgrounds in UCD that I normally wouldn’t even have a chance to interact with.”

How will I be assessed?

The assessment structure is the same for all UCD Innovation Academy modules.

Team Presentation (in class)
Continuous Assessment
End of Module Reflection

Who teaches these modules?

The UCD Innovation Academy Team includes academics, entrepreneurs, tech thinkers, agricultural innovators, and design thinking practitioners… and Pepper…our Robot in Residence! Learn more about our team HERE.

Where is UCD Innovation Academy?

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