Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GD100
CRICOS 097915K

Be the change-maker

With change gathering pace worldwide, advanced entrepreneurial skills are priceless—the X-factor that turns looming threat into emerging opportunity. Entrepreneurs aren’t just ahead of the curve, they start it.

What will you do?

Our 12-month Graduate Diploma of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a keenly focused skills fast-track. You’ll specialise in two of:

  • Entrepreneurial Thinking
  • Managing New Ventures
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • New Venture Start-up.

Through a work-friendly blend of online learning, intensive courses and face-to-face workshops, you’ll:

  • develop a globally informed entrepreneurial mindset
  • learn to creatively solve complex business problems with design thinking
  • deeply understand every aspect of creating a new enterprise
  • be guided by expert mentors—most with overseas experience
  • take a new venture from concept to launch in the University’s eChallenge.

You could also elect to undertake a project abroad working alongside start-ups and mentors in the University’s France or Singapore ThincLab studios. And choose from 13 other electives according to your career objectives.

Where could it take you?

Everything’s possible. You’ll graduate with a clear grasp of your entrepreneurial ‘profile’ and how you’re most likely to thrive. You could take the lead or play a key role. Innovate for others or be your own CEO. And you’ll be equipped to pitch your ideas to any audience. You could even go on to a master degree.

  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    SATAC Code 3GD100
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GD100

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 097915K
    Intake January, May and September
    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
    Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    C1 Advanced 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
    More Information
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Domestic applicants

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    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $33,000

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $44,500


    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 equipped with practical tools to successfully start and bring to maturity new ventures, or alternatively, grow new revenue streams for employers.

    Graduates can also work within the innovation and entrepreneurship service sector providing consultancy, advisory, financial, policy or other support services to the small-to-medium enterprises sector.

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

    Potential careers

    Manager / Business Management, CEO, Entrepreneur, Strategist, Innovation Manager

  • Degree Structure

    Students must complete the following core courses:

    ENTREP 5036 Entrepreneurial Concepts and Mindset (Previously ENTREP 5016 Entrepreneurship and Innovation) (3 units)
    ENTREP 5038 New Venture Creation (Previously ENTREP 5018 Opportunity Assessment) (3 units)
    ENTREP 7020 Design Thinking (3 units)
    ENTREP 7900 eChallenge (3 units)

    Students must also complete elective courses to the value of 12 units from the following courses:

    ENTREP 7021 Strategic Entrepreneurial Renewal (3 units)
    ENTREP 7022 Creativity and Innovation (3 units)
    ENTREP 7028 New Venture Strategy and Growth (3 units)
    ENTREP 7036 Digital Entrepreneurship (3 units)
    ENTREP 7037 Energy Management, Economics and Policy (3 units)
    ENTREP 7049 Entrepreneurship Research in Practice (3 units)
    ENTREP 7050 ECIC Study Tour (3 units)
    ENTREP 7051 3D Print Prototyping (3 units)
    ENTREP 7055 Entrepreneurship Practicum (3 units)
    ENTREP 7059 Project and Innovation Finance and Accounting (3 units)
    ENTREP 7060 Marketing Technology and Innovation (3 units)
    ENTREP 7902 Project Abroad (6 units)
    ECMS XXXX Systems Modelling with CAD (3 units)

    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 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 5016: Entrepreneurial Concepts and Methods
    ENTREP 5018: New Venture Creation
    ENTREP 7020: Design Thinking
    ENTREP 7900: eChallenge

    Electives Courses to the value of twelve units from the following:

    ENTREP 7055 Entrepreneurship Practicum 
    ENTREP 7022 Creativity and Innovation 
    ENTREP 7028 Managing Strategy & Growth 
    ENTREP 7036 Creating Digital Ventures 
    ENTREP 7051 3D Print Prototyping 
    ENTREP 7021 Strategic Entrepreneurial Renewal 
    ENTREP 7037 Energy Management, Economics and Policy 
    ENTREP 7050 ECIC Study Tour 
    ENTREP 7049 Research in Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
    ENTREP 7059 Project and Innovation Finance and Accounting 
    ENTREP 7028 Managing Strategy and Growth
    ENTREP 7060 Marketing Technology and Innovation 
    ENTREP 7902 Project Abroad (6 units)
    ECMS XXXX Systems Modelling with CAD

    CURRENT STUDENTS, please visit the below link for your study plan templates:

    The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.


    Assessment consists of a combination of group and individual work. The format varies across courses and may be in the form of oral presentations, written and/or practical assignments, quizzes and class participation.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 28 Oct 2020