TECHCOMM 3004B - Extended Project Pt B

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014

The aim of this course is to enable students from a variety of backgrounds to gain experience and develop their knowledge in entrepreneurship into practical skills to a very high level. The course will assist in the development of interpersonal skills, analytical ability, and business acumen to the stage that the student is confident of starting and running a new venture. Objectives On completion of this course, students should be able to; Demonstrate the practical skills in researching, planning, and executing a business plan for a new venture Demonstrate an ability to operationalise a business plan and assessing the risks and opportunities that arise from this activity Demonstrate a high level of competence in the entrepreneurial process and be able to communicate that knowledge to others Syllabus This syllabus is an application of the syllabus in the prerequisite courses. Ten hours per week working on a practical business plan, implementing it, and exiting the business

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code TECHCOMM 3004B
    Course Extended Project Pt B
    Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 12
    Course Description The aim of this course is to enable students from a variety of backgrounds to gain experience and develop their knowledge in entrepreneurship into practical skills to a very high level. The course will assist in the development of interpersonal skills, analytical ability, and business acumen to the stage that the student is confident of starting and running a new venture.
    Objectives
    On completion of this course, students should be able to;
    Demonstrate the practical skills in researching, planning, and executing a business plan for a new venture
    Demonstrate an ability to operationalise a business plan and assessing the risks and opportunities that arise from this activity
    Demonstrate a high level of competence in the entrepreneurial process and be able to communicate that knowledge to others
    Syllabus
    This syllabus is an application of the syllabus in the prerequisite courses.
    Ten hours per week working on a practical business plan, implementing it, and exiting the business
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Gary Hancock

    Program Director Contact Details:
    Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Name: Gary Hancock
    Phone: +61 8 8313 0125

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    For Details on this course, please see Course Outline for TECHCOMM 3004A – Extended Project

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this course, students should be able to:

    1. Apply the tools and techniques taught throughout the course to evaluate the factors that contribute to the success/failure of an enterprise
    2. Construct and research the plans for a business based on a perceived opportunity
    3. Present a coherent business plan to a panel in a concise manner
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-3
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1-3
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2-3
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1-3
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 2-3
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1-2
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1-3
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1-3
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

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    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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