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ENGG5102: Entrepreneurship for Engineers

This unit of study aims to introduce graduate engineering students from all disciplines to the concepts and practices of entrepreneurial thinking. Introduction to Entrepreneurship will offer the foundation for leaders of tomorrow's high-tech companies, by providing the knowledge and skills important to the creation and leadership of entrepreneurial ventures. The focus of the unit of study is on how to launch, lead and manage a viable business starting with concept validation to commercialisation and successful business formation. The following topics are covered: Entrepreneurship: Turning Ideas into Reality, Building the Business Plan, Creating a Successful Financial Plan, Project planning and resource management, Budgeting and managing cash flow, Marketing and advertising strategies, E-Commerce and Entrepreneurship, Procurement Management Strategies, The Legal Environment: Business Law and Government Regulation, Intellectual property: inventions, patents and copyright, Workplace, workforce and employment topics, Conflict resolution and working relationships, Ethics and Social Responsibility.

Details

Academic unit Electrical and Information Engineering
Unit code ENGG5102
Unit name Entrepreneurship for Engineers
Session, year
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Semester 1, 2022
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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ELEC5701
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Assumed knowledge
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Some limited industry experience is preferred but not essential

Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Mahyar Shirvani Shirvanimoghaddam, mahyar.shirvanimoghaddam@sydney.edu.au
Lecturer(s) Arek Yapoudjian , arek.yapoudjian@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment group assignment Group assignment
Multiple submissions over multiple weeks
80% Multiple weeks n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO8 LO10
Assignment Individual assignment
Individual submission
20% Week 05 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8 LO9 LO10
group assignment = group assignment ?

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website provides information on academic honesty, academic dishonesty, and the resources available to all students.

The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of dishonesty, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Engineering entrepreneurship: turning ideas into reality Online class (4 hr)  
Week 02 Innovation and technology strategy in engineering firms Online class (4 hr)  
Week 03 Recognizing and screening technology opportunities Online class (4 hr)  
Week 04 Tools for mapping technology advances - horizon scanning, patent data analysis, data mining Online class (4 hr)  
Week 05 Industry, market and customer needs analysis in major engineering sectors Online class (4 hr)  
Week 06 Building an effective business plan Online class (4 hr)  
Week 07 Creating a successful financial plan, budgeting and managing case flow Online class (4 hr)  
Week 08 Moving from R&D to operations Online class (4 hr)  
Week 09 Collaboration strategies Online class (4 hr)  
Week 10 E-commerce and engineering entrepreneurship Online class (4 hr)  
Week 11 The legal environment: business law and government regulation Online class (4 hr)  
Week 12 Intellectual property: inventions, patents and copyright Online class (4 hr)  
Week 13 Engineering ethics and social responsibility Online class (4 hr)  

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Communicate with financial, design, development, marketing and production departments
  • LO2. understand the team working skills and requirements for effective collaboration
  • LO3. understand what venture project stakeholders requires of them and what they can require of others
  • LO4. analyse the roles of engineers in creating productive, economic, successful venture projects in a variety of engineering projects
  • LO5. analyse the social, ethical and legal issues that arise from venture economic activities
  • LO6. understand the main operational requirements of a venture entrepreneur working in industry
  • LO7. understand the requirements of financial, supply chain, development team, marketing and production interfaces
  • LO8. understand the requirements of a quality system
  • LO9. identify and record the intellectual property content of their work
  • LO10. develop the ability to build and present a business plan for a technology idea.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9
The tutors will closely work with the students on their projects.

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