SIT317 - Information Technology Innovations and Entrepreneurship


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

At least 8 SIT coded units

For A344 – at least 2 SIT coded units (one at Level 1 and one at Level 2) and 6 ADD/ADT coded units.

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: SIT726
Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3 hour active class per week.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 2 hour online workshop per week, weekly drop-in sessions.


This unit will explore technology entrepreneurship, focusing on what it means to engage in a process of innovation, scaling ideas from pipedreams to enterprise solutions for both profit and NGO’s. To extend the reach of entrepreneurship activities, this unit will focus on enterprise level technology and explore the ways in which large and distributed organisations use disruptive technologies to support business. Through a series of case studies and recent research, students will investigate what it means to provide enterprise solutions as well as what is required to create a successful start-up. The case studies will enable students to explore entrepreneurial leadership on both small and large scales, discovering how to develop collaborative partnerships that support today’s technological and social problems.

Through an industry-centred problem-based approach to learning, students will explore how to discover opportunity, while critically reflecting on their entrepreneurship-self that informs their career plan. This unit will provide mentor-guided active classes featuring a range of industry guest speakers, immersing students in local and global case studies to explore the nuances of innovation and entrepreneurship, suitable for both small- and enterprise-scale situations. Specific topics covered include enterprise organisations; venture formation; business strategies; marketing approaches; organisational behaviour; legal and financial aspects; and innovation. This unit focuses on understanding the start-up entrepreneurship culture, particularly in enterprise-level technologically based areas of the economy.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must meet certain milestones as part of the learning portfolio. 

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