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B-INNOV

Innovation

Bachelor degree

Develop the abilities and creative mindset needed to solve tough problems, opening the door to an array of impactful careers.

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Course outline
  • ATAR

    ATAR

    Guaranteed ATAR 70
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Innovation
  • Duration

    Duration

    3 years full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    600
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    112415A
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

Select your preferred campus:

2024

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2025

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2026

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

Course outline

Outline

Outline

This course aims to develop the next generation of innovators. It integrates our 'GRIT' concepts: global, responsible, innovative, technology – skills that the World Economic Forum has identified as non‑negotiable for the 21st century.

During your studies you'll learn how to innovate ethically, engage globally, and use technology decisively to deliver solutions with positive social and industry impacts.

You’ll study our business core and gain a strong foundation in business. You'll then build on this with our suite of innovation fundamentals units. In your second and third years, you will apply your business knowledge, creative-thinking skills and innovation strategies to a specific business major of your choice, or pursue a multidisciplinary skillset by studying two specialisations from study areas such as business, arts, design, science and Indigenous studies.

Throughout the course, you’ll have scaffolded opportunities to build expertise through four transformative experiences. These immersive, real-world experiences will challenge you to solve local, regional and global problems using your innovation skill sets.

You'll also have the opportunity to join the Curtin Ignition and Curtin Accelerate entrepreneurship programs, and access executive education masterclasses to help you set up your own enterprise.

This course supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and advocates for the stewardship of First Nations Peoples. You’ll enhance your understanding of diverse cultural perspectives and effective communication across local, regional and global contexts.

What you'll study

Business core

With these business core units you'll gain a solid foundation in business theory and practice:

  • Communication Culture and Indigenous Perspectives in Business
  • Strategic Career Design
  • Markets and Legal Frameworks
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Analytics for Decision Making.

Innovation fundamentals

These units are our suite of innovation fundamentals:

Introduction to Innovation Principles: You will learn about innovation principles, types, contexts and approaches, and about the development of innovation and technological capabilities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. You’ll also use your innovation skillsets to solve a real-world problem faced by a local organisation.

Design Principles and Processes: This unit focuses on design principles and process and how to research, ideate and develop a design to a professional standard.

Design Computing OR Introduction to Business Programming

  • Design Computing: You’ll learn about industry-standard design technologies and software and complete practical design exercises and projects and exercises.
  • Introduction to Business Programming: This unit focuses on contemporary programming language, computing environments and system software that will enable you to solve business problems.

Responsible Innovation and Leadership: In this unit you’ll explore the benefits of a global, responsible, innovative and technology (GRIT) mindset. You’ll also develop a responsible leader’s approach to innovative solutions that consider the needs of all stakeholders while aligning with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Project Management: You’ll learn about the management of information and tasks that ensure successful project delivery, including project scope and the management of time, cost, quality, risk, human resources, communication and procurement.

Entrepreneurship OR International Management

  • Entrepreneurship: This unit focuses on research, theory and practice of entrepreneurship so that you gain an understanding of the characteristics and challenges of entrepreneurship and growing a new business.
  • International Management: You’ll learn about international management theory and practice, and study the challenges and adaptation required in cross-cultural or cross-national managerial interfaces.

Management of Innovation: This unit explores how innovation drives the creation of competitive advantage, and how a firm’s innovation strategy emerges from its competencies and capabilities.

Transformative experiences

Throughout the course you'll complete four transformative experience units.2

1. Sustainable Business Innovation Project:You’ll work on an industry-connected business innovation project related to sustainable development and social impact. Working collaboratively with a team, you’ll seek solutions that benefit the environment, society and the economy.

2. Business Innovation Lab: You will use your initiative, creativity and adaptability as you work on an applied business project within a start-up environment. As part of an interdisciplinary team, you’ll solve a problem or advance an innovation while demonstrating your managerial judgement, professional communications and commitment to responsible business practice.

3. Business Internship OR Interactive Study Tour OR Business and Law International Experience

  • Business Internship: You’ll have the opportunity to gain work experience with an external employer or work on a real industry project related to your area of study, in Australia or internationally.2 These projects have defined objectives, with activities that a graduate in that role would be expected to complete. On an internship, you could:
    • conduct research or data analysis
    • scope the viability of new projects
    • support the implementation of new systems
    • identify market opportunities and revise marketing strategies
    • assist with an upcoming event.

    Note that selection for internships is a competitive process.

  • Interactive Study Tour: Our Interactive Study Tour enables you to enjoy a study abroad experience from home! You'll connect with Curtin students from our global campuses and collaborate to develop strategies for addressing current and emerging global problems.
  • Business and Law International Experience: Study while travelling the world, by completing a short course with one of our exchange partners.

4. Business Study Tour: Visit regions, countries and organisations in Australia or overseas to apply your innovation skill-sets to solve a regional problem and experience diverse ways of doing business.2

2 Opportunities may vary depending on academic performance and international travel restrictions.

Customise your course

You can customise your degree through two options:

Option 1: Complete a Business major

Select one of the following Business majors that match your career aspirations:

1 Available to study online.

Option 2: Complete two specialisations

Select two relevant specialisations (four units each) from discipline areas such as business, humanities, science and the Centre for Aboriginal Studies.

The ability to choose two specialisations means that you can mix and match to suit your interests – and with more than 60 specialisations to choose from, you can create the right combination for your dream career. For example, you could match:

  • Small Business Start up with Marketing for a career in marketing consultancy
  • Graphic Design with Digital Experience Communication for a career in UX design
  • International Business with Fine Art for a career as an art curator
  • Business Information Systems with Mining for a career as a resource sector systems analyst
  • Urban Design and Planning with Climate Change Science for a career in sustainable urban design.

See the full list of specialisations

Double degrees

Combine your Bachelor of Innovation with a degree in another field and increase your career options. You can study the following double degrees:

What jobs can the Innovation course lead to?

Careers

  • Innovation analyst / startup advisor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Consultant (in area of major/specialisation)
  • Business analyst
  • Chief strategy officer
  • Product strategy manager
  • Tourism and event manager
  • Product strategy manager
  • Venture capitalist diligence officer
  • Web developer

Industries

  • Design
  • eCommerce
  • Health innovation
  • Higher education
  • Government and non-profit
  • ICT and cybersecurity
  • Media and marketing
  • Resources and energy
  • Tourism
  • Transport and supply chains.

What you'll learn

  • apply multidisciplinary knowledge to solve complex local, regional and global business and societal challenges using creative and innovative thinking
  • use information and technology decisively to critically analyse business and societal challenges and arrive at innovative yet responsible and impactful decisions
  • communicate professionally in ways that are appropriate for local, regional and global contexts
  • influence inclusively by appreciating the importance of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and advocate for indigenous and first nations‐based stewardship
  • demonstrate industry readiness by developing future-focussed capabilities including a global, responsible, innovative and technology (GRIT) mindset

Why study Innovation

Broad career options

You can design a course structure to match your career aspirations for any industry, anywhere.

Top 1%

Curtin ranks in the top 1% of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022).

Internationally accredited

Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite global business school through accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB International and an EFMD Accredited MBA.

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Select an option that best suits you:

You’re considered a high school leaver if you:

  • Completed year 12 in Australia or overseas in the past two years, or
  • Completed TAFE or VET studies in the past two years.

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

StepUp Entry

StepUp Entry

Successful StepUp Entry and StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus) applicants will be eligible to be considered for admission into this course.

Alternative pathways

  • Portfolio entry

    Portfolio entry is available for those who can demonstrate equivalence to Curtin’s ATAR entry through the submission of a portfolio that includes evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.

  • UniReady

    If you don’t meet our minimum admission criteria, the UniReady Enabling Program can help you qualify for entry into a range of undergraduate courses.

  • Certificate IV + English Competency

    The certificate IV is the minimum requirement for university entry. It qualifies you for entry to Curtin courses with a 70 ATAR. You must also meet English language proficiency.

  • Indigenous applicant

    If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant who hasn’t met Curtin’s minimum admissions criteria, the Centre for Aboriginal Studies offers bridging courses that are tailored to help you gain entry into this course.

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    Written English and either Multiple Choice Verbal or Quantitative will be assessed.  

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

How others gained admission

View the ATAR breakdown to see the low, median and high ATAR scores of students who started studying this course recently.

To see the other pathways students have taken, see the pathway breakdown.

You’re considered someone with work and life experience if:

You have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

How we define ‘experience’
‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

Pathways

  • Portfolio entry

    Portfolio entry is available for those who can demonstrate equivalence to Curtin’s ATAR entry through the submission of a portfolio that includes evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    Written English and either Multiple Choice Verbal or Quantitative will be assessed.  

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

You’re considered someone who studied at TAFE or have done an apprenticeship if:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

Pathways

  • TAFE entry

    Accepted VET studies include: AQF Certificate IV – Separate evidence of English language proficiency is required orAQF Diploma  orAQF Advanced Diploma  

  • Portfolio entry

    Portfolio entry is available for those who can demonstrate equivalence to Curtin’s ATAR entry through the submission of a portfolio that includes evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    Written English and either Multiple Choice Verbal or Quantitative will be assessed.  

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

You’re considered someone who has recently left university if:

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Curtin course switcher criteria

Our admission criteria for minimum entry apply to those who are switching courses at Curtin. 

Please check our general admission criteria

Higher education course switcher criteria

Our admission criteria for minimum entry apply to those who are switching courses from another higher education course provider. 

Please check our general admission criteria

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Unsure what option suits you?

We’re here to help you navigate the complexities of university admission. Choose the support you need from the options below.

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool
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Fees and charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

2024 Fee year:

$15,400*

Commonwealth supported

Commonwealth supported

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

To be eligible for the Commonwealth supported fee:

  • Australian citizens must complete some of their course of study while residing in Australia.
  • Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens must be residing in Australia for the entire course.

For further information on eligibility please refer to the Australian Government Study Assist website.

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

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2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2026

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

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  • Curtin course code: B-INNOV
  • CRICOS code: 112415A
  • Last updated on: 22 July 2024

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