AWL202 - Entrepreneurial Mindset

Unit details

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2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

From 2024:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Katherine Barrand

Students must have passed 6 credit points of study, prior to enrolling in this unit

Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities, plus 1 x 1-hour seminar per week (livestreamed and recorded)


Are you someone with an idea for a potential start-up or creative enterprise? Do you have an interest in learning how to propel innovative ideas into reality? This unit is designed to help you understand what is needed to bring your ideas to life and contribute positively to society - no matter how large or small the vision or the impact you want to make. You will learn about the different models of entrepreneurship across a range of organisational types and contexts. Analysing real-world opportunities and case studies, you will explore the theoretical principles and practical steps for making evidence-based decisions and engaging in planning processes that are strategic and sustainable. You will be introduced to tools such as design thinking - a problem-solving technique that involves exploring and reframing complex challenges in order to generate innovative solutions - and ways to apply these to your everyday professional and creative practices. This unit is about developing a way of thinking that can enable you to maximise existing and future opportunities, learn from mistakes, and drive ideas into action.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1 Explain and apply the fundamental theories and concepts associated with entrepreneurial attitudes, traits and behaviours.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO2 Research and critique entrepreneurial mindsets and approaches in different community, cultural and disciplinary contexts.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship
ULO3 Reflect on how they as an individual are suited to the process of thinking and acting entrepreneurially in a local, national or international context.

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO4 Work collaboratively in a team to prepare and present a proposal that enables them to demonstrate the skills aligned to innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset.

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO7: Teamwork


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 – Case Study Analysis 1000 words
or equivalent
25% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 – Report 1000 words
or equivalent
25% Information not yet available
Assessment 3 – (Group): Team Presentation and Report

Part A: 5-minute proposal pitch (30%)

Part B: 800-word written report (20%)
50% Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via: AWL202

Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.