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Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.
For additional information about this degree you can refer to the page for the corresponding single degree:
Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (BArts/BIE) is a 320 unit Bachelor degree. Students must complete 190 units of core courses and the compulsory and/or directed courses from one major. The program is designed to provide students who wish to combine their knowledge, strengths and interests in arts, culture, heritage and humanities with innovative business and entrepreneurial skills in an original program of study.
You can choose a major and minor in the following areas (subject to change):
- Ancient History (Minor only)
- Chinese (Minor only)
- Creative & Performing Arts
- English & Writing
- Film, Media & Cultural Studies
- French Studies (Beginner Sequence)
- French Studies (Intermediate Sequence)
- Gender and Sexuality Studies (Minor only)
- Global Indigenous Studies
- Human Geography & the Environment
- Information Technology (Minor only)
- Japanese Studies (Beginner Sequence)
- Japanese Studies (Intermediate Sequence)
- Politics & International Relations
- Psychology Studies
- Sociology & Anthropology
- Studies of Religion (Minor only)
- Violence Studies (Minor only)
- Writing Studies (Minor only)
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- the capacity to research, analyse, and apply knowledge from disciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives.
- a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning.
- cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge.
- cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas.
- cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence.
- communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas.
- demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills with initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship.
- demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
- demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills with responsibility and accountability for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters.
- the capacity for analytical thinking and/or for creative problem solving.
- the ability to identify high-quality information and critically analyse it as a user, researcher and producer, with a focus on well-reasoned argumentation.
- the ability to engage with a range of diverse perspectives from which knowledge, beliefs, and values are developed and maintained from the local to the global, regional, and global levels.
- a demonstrated capacity to engage in teamwork, initiative, problem solving, ethical decision-making, and to manage projects.
- the ability to communicate effectively, (a) orally and/or (b) in writing.
- the ability to demonstrate knowledge of theory, models and concepts relevant to Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
- the ability to display proficiency in the utilization of information and technology in business.
- the ability to apply broad business skills that incorporate understanding of ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives.
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Level 7 Bachelor Degree
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Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.
Admission information for Australian students and residents is available here.
Admission information for international students is available here.
You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Check your eligibility here.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.
International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au
This program requires the successful completion of 320 units. Students must complete one of the following pathways:
- Single Major pathway A - 160 units Core BIE courses, 30 units Core BA courses, one (1) 80 units BA major, 40 units BA minor and 10 units electives; OR
- Single Major pathway B - 160 units Core BIE courses, 30 units Core BA courses, one (1) 80 units BA major and 50 units electives.
Students must only complete courses that form part of the program.
Major (excluding the Education Major)
A major must comprise of 80 units of compulsory and or directed courses from one area as follows:·
- A minimum of 10 units at 1000 level. French Studies (Intermediate Sequence) and Japanese Studies (Intermediate Sequence) are excluded from this rule.
- A minimum of 40 units at 3000 level
This major must comprise of 80 units of directed courses as follows:
- A minimum of 10 units at 1000 level
- A minimum of 40 units selected from the 3000 and 4000 level courses
A minor must comprise of 40 units of compulsory and or directed courses from one area as follows:
- A minimum of 10 units at 1000 level
- At least 20 units at 2000 or 3000 level
All students, please note:
- Each course can only be counted once towards a major/minor or elective
- When you have successfully completed your program, your transcript will specify completed major/s but will not specify completed minors
- Full-time enrolment (80 units per year) will enable program completion in 4 yrs. Students may enrol in less per year but completion will take proportionately longer.
Psychology Studies Major/Minor
The Psychology major/minor is for students with a general interest in Psychology. Since 2012 it has not been accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
Students who already possess knowledge of the French language (eg HSC Continuers or equivalent) are advised to consult with the French Studies Discipline Convenor BEFORE enrolling into the French Studies (Intermediate Sequence).
Students who already possess knowledge of the Japanese language (eg HSC Continuers or equivalent) are advised to consult with the Japanese Studies Discipline Convenor BEFORE enrolling into the Japanese Studies (Intermediate Sequence).
Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.
Program Revisions 2021
From 2021 there are changes to the compulsory and directed course requirements for the following Bachelor of Art majors and minors:
- Ancient History and Classical Languages minor
- Politics and International Relations Major
- Sociology and Anthropology Major
Education Major and Minor
The Education major is only available to students who commenced in this program in Semester 2 2020 or prior and have completed 40 units of courses that count towards the Education major. Students who do not meet these criteria can only complete an Education minor.
The Creative and Performing Arts major and minor are only available to students who commenced in the major/minor prior to 2021.
The Directed courses list for most majors and minors have been amended. Courses completed prior to 2021 will count towards the Directed course requirements for the major/minor.
Please refer to the Bachelor of Arts Transition Arrangements for more details.
Program Revisions 2020
The Bachelor of Arts English and Writing major/minor was revised for 2020 implementation.
The compulsory courses were removed from the requirements of the major. ENGL1000, ENGL2000 and ENGL3000 were added to the Directed Course list.
Students who have completed ENG1000, ENGL2000 or ENGL3000 prior to 2020 will count these courses as Directed Courses. From 2020, students choose 80 units for a major (a minimum of 10 units at 1000 level and a minimum of 40 units at 3000 level) or choose 40 units for a minor (a minimum of 10 units at 1000 level and at least 20 units at 2000 or 3000 level).
The Faculty of Business and Law made the following changes to the Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship combined programs effective Semester 1 2020:
Core Course replacements are listed below. Continuing students in the program who have not yet successfully completed the pre-2020 course/s will now be required to take the replacement course.
- MNGT2003 Entrepreneurial and Innovation Diversity has been removed and replaced with MNGT2007 Ideation in Enterprise in the Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. If you have not completed MNGT2003 , you will complete MNGT2007 instead.
- MNGT3006 Entrepreneurial Strategy (20 units) has been removed and replaced with MNGT3016 Innovation and Entrepreneurial Strategy (10 units) and MNGT3009 Business Development and Growth (10 units). If you have not completed MNGT3006 (20 units), you will complete MNGT3016 (10 units) and MNGT3009 (10 units) instead.
Courses completed pre-2020 will count towards the Program. Students should complete the 2020 course if you have not already completed the equivalent course pre-2020.
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
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|ACFI1001||Accounting for Decision Makers||10 units|
|ACFI1003||Introduction to Finance||10 units|
|ECON1001||Microeconomics for Business Decisions||10 units|
|HASS1000||BA Futures||10 units|
|LEGL1001||Foundations of Law||10 units|
|MKTG1001||Foundations of Marketing||10 units|
|MNGT1001||Introduction to Management||10 units|
|MNGT1002||Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation||10 units|
|STAT1060||Business Decision Making||10 units|
|HASS2000||BA Practice||10 units|
|MNGT2002||Business Venturing||10 units|
|MNGT2004||Managing Innovation||10 units|
|MNGT2005||Leadership and Ethics||10 units|
|MNGT2007||Ideation in Enterprise||10 units|
|HASS3000||BA Project||10 units|
|MNGT3007||Social Entrepreneurship||10 units|
|MNGT3008||Advanced Innovation Management||10 units|
|MNGT3009||Business Development and Growth||10 units|
|MNGT3016||Innovation and Entrepreneurial Strategy||10 units|
Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them. However, the Faculty suggests the following course options that may complement your program or major.
A full list of courses that are available to study as an elective can be found in the course handbook.
|CHIN2500||Business English and Chinese||10 units|
|ENGL3401||Principles of Editing and Publishing||10 units|
|FMCS1100||Communication and Culture||10 units|
|FMCS3100||Digital Culture||10 units|
|FREN3800||Paris at Dawn: The Rise of Modernity||10 units|
|HIST1002||The United States from Civil War to Superpower||10 units|
|HUMA2000||Humanities and Social Science Placement: Local and Global Careers||10 units|
|SOCA2065||Environment and Society||10 units|
|SOCA3230||Identity and Culture||10 units|
|STAT1070||Statistics for the Sciences|
Strongly suggested for students undertaking a Psychology Studies major.
Students who perform well during the Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship degree with a credit average (GPA of 5.0) or greater, may apply to undertake a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Honours degree and further develop their specific areas of interest.
All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.
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