Entrepreneurship and Professional Development - EENG5770

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2021 to 2022
Canterbury
Autumn Term 5 15 (7.5) Mahmood Shafiee checkmark-circle

Overview

Introduction to entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, circular design; Team building and effective team collaboration;
New technology development, technology lifecycle, technology readiness level (TRL); Financial management of large-scale projects and new ventures, sources of financing; Protecting and securing intellectual properties (IPs); Business planning tools for a new technology and start-up; Prototyping and commercialising a new technology and mitigate market risks.

Details

Contact hours

Contact hours 34
Private study hours 116
Total study hours 150

Availability

Autumn

Method of assessment

This module is assessed by 100% Coursework

Main assessment methods:
- Entrepreneurial Team Pitch [20 min. group presentation, individually marked] (20%)
- Group coursework [8000 words group report] (40%)
- Individual reflective coursework [3 page individual report] (40%)

Reassessment methods:
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Indicative reading

Management of Technology – Tarek M. Khalil, McGraw-Hill Science, 1999.
Entrepreneurship and Small Business: Start-up, Growth and Maturity (4th edition) – Burns, P., Palgrave Macmillan. 2016, ISBN-13 : 978-1137430359.
Skills Development for Business and Management Students: Study and Employability – Kevin Gallagher, OUP Oxford; 2nd edition, 2013.

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Identify the process of innovation, generating ideas and circular design, and how to build a team and collaborate with other team members to exploit an entrepreneurial opportunity;
2. Analyse the lifecycle of a new technology development, and how to assess technology readiness level (TRL);
3. Evaluate the financial performance of large-scale projects and new ventures;
4. Develop a credible business plan and strategy roadmap for a new technology and start-up;
5. Prototype and commercialise innovations and prepare a plan to mitigate market risks.

Notes

  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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