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Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Degree Type Bachelor

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


CRICOS 999999A

Please note: This program will not be offered on the Ngee-Ann-Adelaide Campus to new students after 2016

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


. This includes topics such as:

  • How innovation relates to entrepreneurial activity.

  • Who entrepreneurs are and what they do; and

  • The entrepreneurial process, its


    and types;

And outcomes:

  • the role of creative thinking in entrepreneurship and innovation in



  • 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.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS Available to non-student visa holder ONLY.
    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
    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

    Business Consultant, Business Development Manager, Business Management, CEO, Commercialisation Manager, Product Development Manager, 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.

  • 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

    Please contact :
    Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre
    97 Tank Road,
    Teochew Building
    Level 3
    Singapore 238066
    Phone: +65 6738 2910


    Assessment will be 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 to their technical skill base.
  • 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.

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017