SEB725 - Engineering Entrepreneurship

Unit details


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Hamid Abdi




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Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2 hour seminar per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including a 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.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: 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 literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking


Develop the ability to build and present a business plan for a new engineering venturesincluding; financial supply chaindevelopment teammarketing and production.

GLO2: Communication
GLO8: Global citizenship


Analyse the roles of engineers in creating productive economicsuccessful venture in a variety of engineering projects.

GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


Demonstrate evidence of enhanced personal knowledge skills and competencies relevant to the management of engineering entrepreneurship.

GLO6: Self-management
GLO7: Teamwork




Analyse and evaluate intellectual property requirements associated with commercial innovation.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Research paper 2,500-word written research paper 30% Week 4
Report on managing intellectual property 1,000-1,500 word written report 30% Week 6
Business plan presentation and report (group) Business plan and presentation to peers and facilitators.


Business Plan (30%), Team Presentation (10%)

Week 10 and 11

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.

Learning Resource

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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