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MWL317 - Entrepreneurship Experience

Year:2020 unit information
Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 5 October 2020

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Placement

Trimester 2: Placement

Trimester 3: Placement

Intensive period 12: Placement

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Harminder Singh
Trimester 3: Harminder Singh
Trimester 2: Marion Steel
Prerequisite:

Completion of 8 credit points prior to enrolling in this unit.

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Contact hours will vary based on experience. All offerings will comprise of WIL experience related contact (approximately 80-160 hours) plus approximately 20-40 hours for individual reflection and assessment. Some experiences may require additional compulsory orientation events.

Experiences are largely program based, and students will be provided clearer guidelines based on program when applying. Generally, experiences will require 80-160 hours of contact as part of planned program and may require substantial time developing project outside of regular assessment.

Students must attend and participate in experience-based activities on the scheduled days, as outlined in their agreement/experience outline.

All students will be required to have completed specific WIL pre-placement modules (approximately 2 hours) prior to commencing their first WIL experience.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

Contact hours will vary based on experience.

All offerings will comprise of WIL experience related contact (approximately 80-160 hours) plus approximately 20-40 hours for individual reflection and assessment. Some experiences may require additional compulsory orientation events. Students must attend and participate in experience-based activities on the scheduled days, as outlined in their agreement/experience outline.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Contact hours will vary based on experience.

All offerings will comprise of WIL experience related contact (approximately 80-160 hours) plus approximately 20-40 hours for individual reflection and assessment. Some experiences may require additional compulsory orientation events. Students must attend and participate in experience-based activities on the scheduled days, as outlined in their agreement/experience outline.

Note:

Business & Law Work Integrated Learning (WIL) units are by application only and quotas may apply.

Please visit the website for further information and how to apply.

Please contact the Faculty WIL team at bl-wil@deakin.edu.au for any enquiries. Please use your Deakin email and state your student ID in all correspondence.

Content

This unit provides students with the opportunity to undertake an authentic learning experience with an innovative and entrepreneurial focus. The experience undertaken will allow students to develop their critical thinking, communication and self-management skills as they gain exposure to real world experiences as an entrepreneur and innovator.

Students will critically reflect upon their experience, relevant graduate attributes and employability competencies through a progressive assessment process.

  These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit.
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Demonstrate an ability to gather relevant information in order to identify and critically evaluate suitable avenues for innovation, and the viability of the innovation as a business opportunity.

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO2

Plan, coordinate and undertake a range of professional activities and engage in reflective practices to facilitate personal and professional growth.

GLO6: Self-management

ULO3

Establish and maintain effective professional relationships with relevant stakeholders (e.g. colleagues, employers, managers and customers/clients) through appropriate communication and interpersonal skills.

GLO2: Communication

ULO4

 

Demonstrate ethical and responsible behaviour in a professional setting.

GLO8: Global citizenship

Assessment

Assessment Description Length Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Due week 
Assessment - Learning Portfolio designed around the WIL experience equivalent to 6000 words 100% To be advised

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.

Hurdle requirement

Students must successfully complete the WIL pre-placement modules before they can attain access to the unit dropboxes.

Learning Resource

Texts and reading lists for units can be found on the University Library via the following link. 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.

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