BEX3300 - Business and design - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Colin Jevons

Unit guides



  • Winter semester 2019 (On-campus block of classes)


Students must have completed 96 credit points.


This unit is a multi-disciplinary unit that aims to build on students' knowledge of business and/or design but with a focus on how students can use decision making frameworks to tackle difficult business and design problems. The unit provides students the opportunity to demonstrate being critical and creative scholars and responsible and effective global citizens, and gain an understanding of multi-disciplinary decision-making in organisations. Students will have the opportunity to address some difficult problems facing society and use frameworks from business and design to solve such a problem. Students will develop and demonstrate their career-readiness in this unit.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. connect design and business learning in a unique confluence of hybrid skills
  2. develop transferable abilities in leadership, collaboration, communication and negotiation
  3. develop reflective and responsible design and business practices
  4. confidently approach complex challenges using design and business tools and mindsets to resolve them
  5. understand the application of design and business skills across a broad range of global, social, economic and personal challenges
  6. nurture a creative, informed, speculative and future-focused approach to problem solving.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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