There are three streams to choose from for these General Education Work Integrated learning courses.
The Big Idea Competition (6 Units of credit)
In this general education elective students are part of the Big Idea competition which sets the challenge to explore an area of disadvantage and propose a business case for an appropriate social enterprise.
The Big Idea competition will immerse UNSW students in the world of social enterprise. The competition requires students to develop their own idea for a social enterprise, which will be pitched to a Big Issue panel of expert judges at the end of the semester.
UNSW’s panel of judges will select one postgraduate and one undergraduate team to progress to the competition semi-finals held in Melbourne
Student prizes include a professional immersion day for the winning team at The Big Issue’s Head Office and PwC Australia’s office in Melbourne, including flights and accommodation.
Social Entrepreneurship Practicum - India (6 Units of credit)
This course provides students the unique opportunity to gain international experience working on a social entrepreneurship project in India.
Students work with SMEs engaged in food and nutrition security using technology to address needs, drawing on their knowledge and skills in international markets & marketing, importing and exporting, systems analysis, use of business to address social and environmental challenges beyond the traditional aid model.
Social Entrepreneurship Practicum - Myanmar (6 Units of credit)
This course provides students the unique opportunity to gain international experience working on a social entrepreneurship project in Myanmar.
In Myanmar, students will partner with a local university, to work on a number of agricultural and local tourism projects aimed and enabling the local community to transition from foreign aid dependency to sustainable local businesses.