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The Bachelor of Creative Industries/Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (BCI/BIE) is a 320 unit Bachelor degree. Students must complete 280 units of core courses and 40 units of Electives. The program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the processes, risks, rewards, motivations and societal impacts of innovation and entrepreneurship within regional, national and global perspectives. It aims to develop and inspire individuals interested in creating innovative futures that influence markets, economies and communities. It is a multi-disciplinary program that appeals to people from all backgrounds. The core courses provide students with knowledge and skills in a range of critical courses rich in entrepreneurial activity, business skills, digital literacies, social innovation, accounting, economics and finance. Students are encouraged to develop professional networks and work with a range of stakeholders and audiences. By the end of the program students will have attained sought-after skills for future employment and entrepreneurial capacity.
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- 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
- a well-developed contextual understanding of the Creative Industries and the confidence to contribute creatively across a diverse range of social, cultural, economic and political environments
- a responsible and adaptable ability to connect and collaborate across a diversity of local and global creative networks.
- a demonstrated understanding of business and economic practices appropriate to the Creative Industries
- the ability to communicate effectively, (a) orally and/or (b) in writing
- the ability to work effectively (a) independently and (b) in teams.
- the ability to engage in critical thinking and analytical problem-solving
- 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
- 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
- well-developed understanding and application of imaginative, critical and conceptual approaches to innovative thinking and creative production
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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 is available here. During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.
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:
- 280 units of core courses made up of the following:
- 120 units of Core Bachelor of Creative Industries courses, and
- 160 units of Core Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship courses, and
- 40 units of Electives
All students, please note:
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.
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.
- 2017-2020 – Semester 2 – B Creative Industries/B Innovation and Entrepreneurship 179.4 KB
- 2018-2020 - Semester 1 - B Creative Industries/B Innovation and Entrepreneurship 179.6 KB
2020 Program Revision
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 280 units of 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|
|CIND1000||Introduction to the Creative Industries||10 units|
|CIND1001||What is Creativity||10 units|
|CIND1002||Making Meaning: Visual Art and Performance||10 units|
|CIND1003||Making Meaning: Design and Media||10 units|
|ECON1001||Microeconomics for Business Decisions||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|
|CIND2000||Creative Collaborations||10 units|
|CIND2001||Effective Management in the Creative Industries||10 units|
|MNGT2002||Business Venturing||10 units|
|MNGT2004||Managing Innovation||10 units|
|MNGT2005||Leadership and Ethics||10 units|
|MNGT2007||Ideation in Enterprise||10 units|
|CIND3000||Distribution, Markets, and Audiences||10 units|
|CIND3001||Business Models, Professional Practice and Ethics||10 units|
|CIND3002||Major Project A||20 units|
|CIND3003||Major Project B||20 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|
Complete 40 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. 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.
Additional Information (Prospective Students)
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.