Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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 how to finance, market and manage a new venture or opportunity
  • learn the business modelling behind innovations' commercialisation
  • start your own venture in the University’s ThincLab
  • get hands-on help from experienced mentors and professionals.

There are also unique opportunities for study in our international ThincLab incubators in Singapore, France and New Zealand. 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.


  • AACSB accredited
  • Australia's #1 University for entrepreneurship education^
  • ISO 9001 Certification

^QS World University Ranking by Subject, 2021

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, 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.

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 324641
2021 CSP ATAR 69
2021 CSP IB 24
Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 75
Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 26
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
Enquiries Future Students team

2021 Admissions Data for school leavers
ATAR
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 62
Median ATAR to receive an offer 76.78
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 95.15
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 69
Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 81.03
Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 98.1
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 Pathway. 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 Pathway. 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 Pathway. 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 2022. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2022 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2021 or 2020), 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 2020). 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 Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Other Entry Pathways
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 324641

Student Profile
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2021
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)
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)
11 57.9%
  • 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)
<5 N/A
International students 5 26.3%
All students 19 100.0%

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place

More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

Scholarships

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

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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 and intellectual breadth
  2. Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
  3. Teamwork and communication skills
  4. Professionalism and leadership readiness
  5. Intercultural and ethical competency
  6. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
  7. Digital capabilities
  8. 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

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.

Testimonial

The University of Adelaide has allowed me to learn more about myself in an environment that requires you to really question you assumptions.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021