Grand Challenges: Making a Difference

ART30001 25 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 42 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


100 Credit Points
ART30001 The Grand Challenges v.1 

Aims and objectives

Grand Challenges: Making a Difference is a capstone, project-based unit in which students grapple with pressing real-world issues. The unit gives students the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills they have gained over the course of their degree to one of the major social, cultural, and technological challenges of the 21st Century. Working in interdisciplinary teams, they undertake project-based research and analysis to generate creative solutions to wicked problems. They take part in a distinctive learning experience based on collaboration and mentoring to enhance problem-solving skills demanded in the contemporary workforce.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

1. Systematically review, critically evaluate, and apply research from a variety of sources
2. Formulate and synthesise arguments that are fit for purpose
3. Generate and evaluate creative solutions to complex real world problems
4. Work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary context
5. Interpret and communicate ideas, problems, and arguments in creative ways suitable to a range of audiences

Courses with unit

BA-ARTS3 Bachelor of Arts
BA-ARTPROF Bachelor of Arts - Professional
BB-ARTBUS1 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
BB-ARTSC Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
BB-EDSART1 Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts
BB-LAWART Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts