Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 324641
CRICOS 072303M

Blaze your own path

Entrepreneurs and investors see the world for what it could be. In an ever-changing landscape, they take the risks to start up new businesses and social ventures.

Successful entrepreneurs are savvy, resilient and well-connected. At the University of Adelaide, we invest in your potential.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship gives you knowledge, access to networks and a growth mindset for success. You will:

  • hone your ability to identify, assess and develop opportunities
  • understand financial planning and management
  • learn the business modelling behind innovations' commercialisation
  • start your own venture in the University’s ThincLab Incubator
  • get hands-on help from experienced mentors and professionals.

There are also unique opportunities for study in linked ThincLab incubators in Singapore and France. In these locations you can:

  • apply international perspectives and strategies to your ventures
  • tap into supported international learning
  • access different cultures, networks and opportunities.

 Where could it take you?

You might shine a spotlight on an unexpected renewable energy source. You could explore ecotourism or virtual reality. Perhaps you’ll invest in a world-changing approach to everyday healthcare. This degree is also suitable if you want to be a corporate intrapreneur, driving innovative products and services for employers. You could even find alternative career pathways in government and not-for-profit sectors.



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  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 324641
    2019 CSP ATAR 66.5
    2019 CSP IB 24
    Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 75
    Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 24
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    2019 Admissions Data for school leavers
    ATAR
    (raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
    Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 65.3
    Median ATAR to receive an offer 79.4
    Highest ATAR to receive an offer 97.8
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
    Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 66.5
    Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 82.28
    Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 99.65
    Minimum eligibility score 65
    Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
    Selection Criteria
    Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). 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. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Vocational Education and Training (VET) study 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. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2020. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2020 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2019 or 2018), 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 2018). 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.
    Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 324641

    Student Profile
    Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2019
    Number of students Percentage of all students
    (A) Higher Education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    <5 N/A
    (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study N/A N/A
    (C) Work and life experience
    (admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    <5 N/A
    (D) Recent secondary education:
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
      (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
    8 53.3%
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
      (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
    <5 N/A
    • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
      (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
    N/A N/A
    International students <5 N/A
    All students 15 100.0%

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    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 Selection Rank (International) 70
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 25
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 17
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 25
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 6
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 65
    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 4.6
    Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 74
    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
    Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 70
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 70
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 339
    ANU Foundation Studies 64
    Monash Foundation Year 67.5
    Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 70
    UNSW Foundation Year 6.5
    University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.5
    Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 56
    University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.0
    Non-Go8 Foundation Score 70
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines 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 Pathway Programs
    Prerequisites
    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
    Commonwealth-supported place: $10,710

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $38,500

    Scholarships

    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 are well equipped to start their own businesses or advise those who do. They may find employment opportunities in innovative or entrepreneurial positions in a wide range of leadership and support roles, including:

    • within existing enterprises, large and small
    • 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

    Adelaide Business School and the Entrepreneurship Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) are AACSB* accredited, and as such our undergraduate programs have passed rigorous standards of quality. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and only the best schools in the world earn AACSB accreditation.
    *Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

    Potential careers

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

  • Study Overseas

    A Study Overseas 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 Study Overseas, 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 available opportunities visit Study Overseas.

    Study Overseas 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:

    Europe

    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)

    Asia

    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
    Year
    Elective
    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
    Year
    Elective
    Essentials of Business and Entrepreneurship Elective Level I or II 3 1st or 2nd
    Year
    Elective
  • 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 12 units.

    A number of 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. 

    Students complete a project at the end of their degree providing an opportunity to work on personal 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.

    Academic Program Rules

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

    You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.

    Areas of Specialisation

    As Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a broad subject area that can be applied across many different industries and occupations, students apply their own chosen field of interest to assignments and class discussions. They can also select electives in their area of interest.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Core Courses All of the following courses must be completed:
    ENTREP 1006 Opportunity Assessment 
    ENTREP 1011 Entrepreneurship Foundations and Mindset
    ENTREP 1020 Design Thinking: Problems to Practice 
    ENTREP 2003 Driving Decisions: Accounting and Finance 
    ENTREP 2012 Driving Decisions: New Venture Marketing 
    ENTREP 2055 Business Incubator Immersion 
    ENTREP 3000 Innovation and Creativity 
    ENTREP 3011 Startup Methodologies 
    ENTREP 3015 Entrepreneurial Leadership 
    ENTREP 3016 Entrepreneurship Research in Practice 
    ENTREP 3017 Driving Decisions: Legal 
    PROJMGNT 1001 Foundations of Project Management 

    Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:
    ENTREP 2051 Prototyping: Possibilities to Product 
    ENTREP 3901 Tech eChallenge 

    Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:
    ENTREP 2010 Digital Technology Entrepreneurship 
    ENTREP 3019 Social Enterprise 
    ENTREP 3020 Corporate Entrepreneurship in Organisations 

    Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:
    ENTREP 3008 Entrepreneurship Research Project 
    ENTREP 3021 My Startup
    ENTREP 3022 My Startup 
    ENTREP 3902 Project Abroad 

    Electives Students must successfully complete courses to the value of 12 units from the following courses:

    SCIENCE 1400 Science or Fiction I 
    ENTREP 2010 Digital Technology Entrepreneurship 
    ENTREP 2014 Exploring Innovation 
    ENTREP 2051 Prototyping: Possibilities to Product
    ENTREP 3019 Social Enterprise 
    ENTREP 3020 Corporate Entrepreneurship in Organisations
    ENTREP 3050 ECIC Study Tour 
    ENTREP 3900 eChallenge 
    ENTREP 3901 Tech eChallenge 
    ENTREP 3902 Project Abroad 

    Assessment

    Assessment is based on a combination of: oral and/or video presentations, practical assignments, case studies, 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.

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Last updated: Saturday, 21 Sep 2019