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Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Degree Type Bachelor

Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 324641


The Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship examines the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in creating and/or growing ventures in everything from large corporations, to small businesses, the not-for-profit sector, and community organisations.

Entrepreneurship and innovation is vital to all aspects of the community and is applied to many disciplines including: business, information technology, science, engineering, the performing and creative arts, hospitality, fashion, digital media and the not-for-profit sector.

The program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the processes, risks, rewards, motivations and societal impacts of innovation and entrepreneurship within regional, national and global perspectives. It aims to develop and inspire individuals interested in creating innovative futures that influence markets, economies and communities.

Students explore what entrepreneurship and innovation is. This includes topics such as:

  • How innovation relates to entrepreneurial activity.
  • Who entrepreneurs are and what they do; and
  • The entrepreneurial process, its history and types;
And outcomes:
  • the role of creative thinking in entrepreneurship and innovation in enterprise;
  • the development of innovative strategies and financing of new ventures;
  • how to identify and assess entrepreneurial opportunities; and
  • the commercialisation of technology.
Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the degree, the Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship can complement degrees from many subject areas.
  • Program Structure

    The Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship program is a 72 unit (3 year full time equivalent) program. Applicants who hold an AQF Diploma receive advanced standing to the value of 24 units (1 year full time equivalent), those with an AQF Advanced Diploma receive 36 units (1.5 years full time equivalent) advanced standing.

    The Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship allows for a great level of flexibility to choose electives. The program allows for the application of innovation and entrepreneurship across broad academic disciplines.

    Courses are conducted in intensive mode. This allows flexibility for those with work and family schedules. Students attend a three-day opening intensive and a three-day closing intensive per course. Between the intensive sessions, students conduct projects designed to build their research skills. Small group discovery experiences are built into most courses.

    Students complete a project at the end of their degree. This provides the opportunity to work on interests of the student. For example, past students have completed projects as diverse as developing and launching a business plan through to writing an academic research paper.

    Sample Study Plans for students with and without advanced standing can be found below under Study Plans.

  • Assessment

    Assessment is based on a combination of oral presentations, practical assignments, class participation and written examinations. Both in class and online methodologies will be employed, and assessment will consist of a combination of group and individual work.

    A variety of assessment tasks will allow students to display their ability to apply their knowledge.

  • Admission and Fee Information

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
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    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    SATAC Code 324641
    Adelaide Approved Score 75
    2016 CSP IB 25
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    Deferment? Yes - 2 year
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Year 12 applicants
    You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent higher education study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.
    • VET applicants
      You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2017. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2017 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2016 or 2015), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2015). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    • Without formal qualifications?
      You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
    • Credit Estimator
      The Credit Estimator is an application that provides information about the possible credit you may receive at the University of Adelaide based on your prior learning.
    • TAFE/VET Credit Pathway
    • Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 324641

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    IB 25
    IELTS Overall 6 [more info]
    Annual tuition fees International student place: $33,000
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    CRICOS 072303M
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Students who hold an AQF Advanced Diploma or a Diploma or equivalent from a recognised Polytechnic in Singapore may be eligible to receive advanced standing of between 24-36 units; equivalent to 1.5 years of study.
    Equivalent Scores
    IB 25
    A-Level 6
    UEC [Malaysia] 25
    SAT [US] 1540
    ISC & CBSE [India] 60%
    ISBE [India] [1] 70%
    OSSD OAC [Canadian Pre-U] 65
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 339
    Bradford Foundation Program 70
    [1] Acceptable Indian State Board Examinations: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
    How to Apply

    International applicants applying with Australian year 12 results

    Not an international applicant applying with Australian year 12 results?

    Annual tuition fees International student place: $33,000
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
  • Areas of Specialisation
    As Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a broad subject area that can be applied across many different industries and occupations, students can use their own chosen field or interest and apply this to their assignments and class discussions. Students can also select electives in their area of interest.
  • Study Plans

    The study plans given are examples of pathways through this degree.

    Indicative study plan
    Core Courses ENTREP 2000 Project Management for New Ventures (3 units)
    ENTREP 2001 Foundations of Entrepreneurship (3 units)
    ENTREP 2002 New Venture Marketing (3 units)
    ENTREP 2003 New Venture Finance (3 units)
    ENTREP 2005 Entrepreneurial Strategy & Resourcing (3 units)
    ENTREP 2006 Opportunity Assessment (3 units)
    ENTREP 3000 Innovation & Creativity (3 units)
    ENTREP 3001 New Venture Planning (3 units)
    ENTREP 3002 Applied Entrepreneurship (3 units)
    ENTREP 3003 Ethics & Cultural Aspects of Entrepreneurship (3 units)
    ENTREP 3005 Technology Commercialisation (3 units)
    ENTREP 3007 Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship (3 units)
    ENTREP 3008 Entrepreneurship Research Project (6 units)(PreviouslyTECHCOMM 3004)
    Electives Students must successfully complete: Level I courses offered by the University of Adelaide, which are available to them, to the value of 24 units. Level II course offered by the University of Adelaide, which is available to them, to the value of 6 units. The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities
    View the study plans for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for students who enter with NO prior tertiary qualifications; a Diploma or have undertaken 1 year (24 units) of undergraduate study; or an Advanced Diploma or have undertaken 1.5 years (36 units) of undergraduate study.
  • Career Opportunities

    Graduates may be interested in starting up their own businesses or advising those who do.

    Graduates may find employment opportunities in innovative or entrepreneurial positions in a wide range of leadership and support roles within existing enterprises, both large and small, or managing new ventures within large organisations.


    Potential careers

    Product Development Manager, Business Consultant, Commercialisation Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Management, CEO, Entrepreneur, General Manager, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Innovation Manager

  • Graduate Attributes
  • Professional Accreditation

    The University of Adelaide has been awarded international accreditation for its Business and Innovation and Entrepreneurship programs from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

  • Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 6 Apr 2016


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