Learning by Doing in a Disruptive World

BEL’s new Capstone course for final year students

  • Date23 November - 4 December 2020

  • WhereApplications closed

  • DateBEL students graduating in 2021

Do you want to cap off your year with a transformative learning experience, that’s more like work and less like uni? Get set for the world of work with Learning by Doing in a Disruptive World.

Learning by Doing in a Disruptive World (PBEL3000)
Monday 23 November - Friday 4 December 2020 | Two-week intensive

Remember everything you’ve learned at uni over the last 2-3 years? (We certainly hope so!). Now it’s time to use it.

Be one of the very first students to participate in the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law (BEL's) new course for undergraduate students graduating in 2021 that was created in collaboration with students, staff, alumni and industry at the 2019 CreateAthon.

In this work integrated learning course you will collaborate with students from other disciplines to solve a real and complex problem for our industry partner, Suncorp. This experience is designed to develop your employability skills by integrating your knowledge in a practical context letting you work with a range of stakeholders in a professional business environment. Our aim is to ensure you are equipped with the mindset and confidence to tackle the challenges faced in our rapidly-changing world. 

Read the course description for further details.


Develop an entrepreneurial mindset

Gain the skills and confidence to hit the ground running in your career

Build employability and job-readiness

Make connections and build your professional network

Learn how to give, receive and use feedback

Boost credit over the summer break


"To develop new skills you need to acquire new knowledge and learn how you can apply it in different contexts. This is what PBEL3000 is all about."

Dr Frederik Von Briel, Course Coordinator.


Applications for the BEL Capstone course have now closed.

If you are interested in the course and would like to discuss your options, please contact employability@bel.uq.edu.au.

Learning by Doing mirrors the real world in that it will challenge students like they would be in the workplace, they’ll be forced to adapt to challenges as they arise and ready to take on the rapidly-changing 21st century work environment.

 - Aimee Griffin, CreateAthon student staff partner

How the course was developed

At UQ, we strive to ensure our students are at the forefront of everything we do. We want you to feel empowered to tackle challenges of all sizes, think like entrepreneurs and learn skills that will help create long-lasting and positive change in the world. 

In June last year, we held a ‘CreateAthon’, where more than 80 students, staff, alumni, industry and partners came together to ideate and co-create a new learning experience for students, which was how the BEL Faculty Capstone course was born. 

It took another nine months of hard work to transform these ideas into the BEL Faculty’s first work-integrated learning capstone course, ‘Learning by Doing in a Disruptive World’. This included consultation with world-renowned experts to develop assessment modules and securing Suncorp as our corporate partner. Read the full CreateAthon story.


“What we’re most proud of from this initiative is creating a partnership where ideas, leadership and outcomes are shared among students, staff, alumni and industry.” 

Dr Angie Knaggs, Senior Educational Designer and CreateAthon lead


In partnership with Suncorp