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Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Degree Type Bachelor

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

SATAC Code 324641

CRICOS 072303M

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.
Credit arrangements.
Applicants with any Diploma will receive 24 units credit (equivalent to 12 months full time study). Applicants who hold an Advanced Diploma receive 36 units of credit (equivalent to 18 months full time equivalent study). The qualifications must be recognised in the Australian Quality Framework (AQF).

Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the degree, the Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship can complement degrees from many subject areas.
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  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 324641
    2017 CSP ATAR 67.2
    2017 CSP IB 24
    2017 Adelaide Approved Score 75
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Intake February and July
    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 2018. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2018 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2017 or 2016), 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 2016). 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.
    • Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 324641

    International applicants

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 072303M
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications International ATAR 70
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 25
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 9
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 25
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 6
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 65
    ISC & CBSE [India] 60%
    ISBE [India] 70%
    SAT [US] 1120
    Abitur 3.7
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.2
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5
    STPM or Matrikulasi 2.67
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 70
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 339
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements
    International Qualifications 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.
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $35,000


    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    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.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    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.

    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

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

    Global Learning Experience

    Your program has been designed to provide you with the opportunity to add a global experience to your studies. You can do this by incorporating a study tour or a semester exchange into your study plan. 

    Study Tours

    Study tours are usually around two or three weeks duration. They can be credited towards electives or core courses. Study tours are usually held during the summer or winter break. The Faculty of the Professions runs different and repeated study tours every year. Some examples are below and current study tours being offered can be found here: Go Global

    Course Year/Level Units Core/Elective
    International Internship – PROF 3501 2nd Year 3 Elective

    Student Exchange

    The best time to go on Exchange is in Semester 1- year 2, Semester 2 - Year 2, Semester 1 Year 3. If you want to go on exchange, the easiest way is to structure your degree plan so that you can take all electives during your exchange semester. However, there are some courses you can take at partner institutions that will count as core course credit. 

    The Faculty of the Professions preferred exchange partners for the Business School are:


    KU Leuven (Belgium)
    Aarhus University (Denmark)
    Copenhagen Business School (Denmark)
    University of Exeter - Business School (England)
    Aalto University (Finland)
    Audencia Business School (France)
    University of Strasbourg - EM Strasbourg Business School (France)
    University of Strasbourg - Institute of Political Studies (France)
    ESCP Europe (France)
    HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (Germany)
    EBS University of Business and Law (Germany)
    University of Mannheim (Germany)
    University of Tubingen - School of Economics (Germany)
    University of Gottingen (Germany)
    Bocconi University (Italy)
    Ca' Foscari University of Venice (Italy)
    Maastricht University (Netherlands)
    Utrecht University (Netherlands)

    South America

    University of Chile (Chile)


    Xiamen University (China)
    University of International Business and Economics: UIBE (China)

    North America

    HEC Montreal (Canada)

    Please see the example below and contact the Global Study Coordinator for more information. Also make sure to check out the Global Learning website for a full list of the University of Adelaide's exchange partners, application dates, and other key information. 

    An Example of a  Student Exchange Study Plan below

    Partner & Country Course University of Adelaide Credit Units Year/ Level Core/ Elective
    Utrecht University - Netherlands Introduction to Conflict Analysis Elective Level I 3 1st or 2nd
    Multidisciplinary Economics Elective Level I, II or III 3 1st, 2nd or 3rd Year Elective
    Introduction to Psychology: Understanding Minds and Behaviour Elective Level I 3 1st or 2nd
    Essentials of Business and Entrepreneurship Elective Level I or II 3 1st or 2nd
  • Degree 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.

    Academic Program Rules

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


    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.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Core Courses ENTREP 1001 Foundations of Entrepreneurship (3 units)
    ENTREP 1006 Opportunity Assessment (3 units)
    ENTREP 2000 Project Management for New Ventures (3 units)
    ENTREP 2002 New Venture Marketing (3 units)
    ENTREP 2003 New Venture Finance (3 units)
    ENTREP 2005 Entrepreneurial Strategy & Resourcing (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.


    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.

  • Further Information

    Further enquiries
    Phone: +61 8 8313 7335 (toll free 1800 061 459)

    The annual Open Day and Information Night events provide an excellent opportunity to see our campus, meet with academics, and discuss your study options.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017