2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of trimester.
Last updated: 5 October 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 1 class per week and 1 x 2 hour workshop per week throughout the trimester.
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 hour of class per week (recordings provided) and 1 x 2 hour online seminar per week.
This unit of study aims to introduce graduate engineering students from all disciplines to the concepts and practices of entrepreneurial thinking and to learn about the new ventures in engineering industries as well as to examine the nature of entrepreneurial behaviour and its role in both small and large organisations. The unit will introduce concepts and practices of entrepreneurship and will offer the foundation by providing knowledge and skills relevant to the creation and leadership of entrepreneurial ventures. Engaging in this unit, students will learn various processes by which successful new ventures are created by developing their own enterprise proposal within small groups. Student will be able gain knowledge on how to launch, lead and manage a viable business starting with concept validation to commercialisation and successful business formation, how to manage intellectual property and how to manage enterprise-based product and service development.
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Describe and discuss the theoretical frameworks and concepts which have been developed to explain entrepreneurial behaviour in engineering context.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Apply various techniques for creating business opportunities in engineering context.
GLO3: Digital literacyGLO4: Critical thinking
Develop the ability to build and present a business plan for a new engineering ventures, including; financialsupply chain, development team, marketing and production.
GLO2: CommunicationGLO8: Global citizenship
Analyse the roles of engineers in creating productiveeconomic, successful venture in a variety of engineering projects.
GLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solving
Demonstrate evidence of enhanced personal knowledgeskills and competencies relevant to the management of engineering entrepreneurship.
GLO6: Self-managementGLO7: Teamwork
Analyse and evaluate intellectual property requirements associated with commercial innovation.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO5: Problem solving
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Business Plan (30%), Team Presentation (10%)
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SEB725 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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