Bachelor of Science and Entrepreneurship

Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 334001
CRICOS 096333G

Step into the innovation arena

Artificial intelligence and technical innovation are expanding at a rapid speed. Change has become the only constant. Fluency in both science and entrepreneurship will set you up to embrace, benefit and thrive financially in a transforming world.

Entrepreneurs and scientific innovators find solutions and open doors. They bring evidence-based ideas under the spotlight and work fearlessly until new realities emerge. 

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Science and Entrepreneurship will teach you about technologies driving change and how to seize opportunities arising through those same changes. You will:

  • develop deep discipline knowledge in your chosen science area
  • apply science skills to real-world problems and business opportunities
  • consider start-up funding, marketing, risks and ethics
  • develop business plans for potential ventures
  • spend a quarter of your time learning from industry experts in the University’s Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre
  • access the University’s ThincLab Incubator(s).

You can also earn course credit by taking part in the Australian eChallenge—a competition-based learning experience that develops strategic business thinking for early-stage entrepreneurial ventures. 

Where could it take you?

We can’t wait to find out! You might clear the ocean of plastics or promote disease-resistant crops. You could market anti-aging capsules. Perhaps you’ll solve the energy crisis, found the next fortune 500 company or offer tours in space. When you combine science with entrepreneurship, the limit extends to the sky and beyond. 

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 334001
    2019 CSP ATAR 76.35
    2019 CSP IB 27
    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 72.8
    Median ATAR to receive an offer 81.73
    Highest ATAR to receive an offer 98.45
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
    Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 76.35
    Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 85.88
    Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 99.9
    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: 334001

    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)
    N/A N/A
    (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/A
    (C) Work and life experience
    (admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    N/A N/A
    (D) Recent secondary education:
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
      (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
    <5 N/A
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
      (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
    N/A 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 <5 100.0%

    International applicants

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    CRICOS 096333G
    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) 75
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 27
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 18
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 20
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 7
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 70
    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 4.8
    Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 80
    ISC & CBSE [India] 70%
    ISBE [India] 80%
    SAT [US] 1200
    Abitur 3.4
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.5
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5
    STPM or Matrikulasi 2.78
    Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 74
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 74
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 360
    ANU Foundation Studies 66
    Monash Foundation Year 70
    Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 72
    UNSW Foundation Year 7.0
    University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.7
    Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 59
    University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.2
    Non-Go8 Foundation Score 74
    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
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $38,500

    Scholarships

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Potential careers include:

    • Practising Scientist
    • Professional Consultant
    • Research and Development Officer
    • Business Owner
    • Technology Manager

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

  • Degree Structure

    Core Course
    SCIENCE 1400 Science or Fiction?
    ENTREP 1001 Foundations of Entrepreneurship

    Electives
    Refer to the Program Rules for available electives

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Year1 S1 Any approved Level I Science Course (major) Any approved Level I Science Course SCIENCE 1400 Science or Fiction I ENTREP 1001 Foundations of Entrepreneurship
    S2 Any approved Level I Science Course (major) Any approved Level I Science Course Any approved Level I Science Course ENTREP 2016 Opportunity Assessment for Science Entrepreneurship
    Year2 S1 Any approved Level II Science Course (major) Any approved Level II Science Course  Any approved Level I or II Course ENTREP 3005 Technology Commercialisation
    AND/OR
    ENTREP 3901 Tech eChallenge
    S2 Any approved Level II Science Course (major) Any approved Level II Science Course Any approved Level I or II Course ENTREP 3900 eChallenge
    AND/OR 
    ENTREP 3000 Innovation and Creativity (also offered Winter and Summer School)
    Year 3 S1 Any approved Level III Science Course (major) Any approved Level III Science Course (major) Any approved Level III Science Course Any approved Level III Science Course
    S2 Any approved Level III Science Course (major) Any approved Level III Science Course (major) ENTREP 3018 Research Project in Science Entrepreneurship (6 units)
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Last updated: Saturday, 24 Aug 2019