SCI3501 - Impact through science 3A - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Associate Professor Laura Faulconer

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)


This unit provides an incubator for students to apply entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial thought and action. Through this rapid pace and real-world environment students will build on skills developed in level one and two of the course to exercise leadership and an entrepreneurial mindset. By creating new products or services students will cultivate an awareness of innovation, adaptability, disruptive thinking, risk taking, failure and the ability to thrive in an environment of ambiguity and uncertainty. Students will work in teams to practice their entrepreneurial skills across a range of sectors such as corporate, non-profits and social initiatives. Students will receive access to a co-working space and support through mentors, advisors, peer coaching and targeted workshops.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Refine team work capabilities and identify areas for improvement;
  2. Identify and build relationships with customers, investors and other stakeholders;
  3. Utilise data to experiment with and test assumptions about their enterprise model in pursuit of a sustainable enterprise;
  4. Apply entrepreneurial concepts to approach organisational problems;
  5. Evaluate the growth or life-cycle of the enterprise.


Continuous assessment: 20% + Mid-semester project: 20% + End of semester project: 60%

Workload requirements

Contact hours equivalent to one 3-hours per week and an additional two master classes.

Additional requirements for at least eight hours of independent work per week including mentoring, project work and meetings.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)



Only students enrolled in Bachelor of Science Advanced - Global Challenges (Honours) can enrol in this unit.