20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The module introduces technology-driven innovation and entrepreneurship in a manufacturing/engineering context. Organisations have become increasingly aware of the importance of making the most of new commercial opportunities, innovation and the initiation of organisational change. This module examines innovation-based strategies as a source of competitive advantage and how to build manufacturing/engineering based organisations that excel at identifying, building and commercialising technological innovations both present and emerging. Further, the module considers entrepreneurial or `intrapreneurial' intent by critically considering the extent to which it is possible to replicate entrepreneurial DNA and 'grow' it in a corporate context. The module will place specific focus on the linkages between technology innovation and entre/intrapreneurship to provide learners with a clear understanding the role of technology as a process, radical or discontinuous enablers for competitive advantage.

Staff Contact: Rachael Collison
Teaching Methods: Teaching will be delivered in highly participative, interactive learninglectures. These will involve a mix of traditional lecturing and problem-centred approaches including case studies, the analysis of academic articles and reflection on the participants' own work experience. Lectures will be 36 learning hours in total, comprising of 8 x 4.5 hour sessions. This teaching method will support the student's achievement of learning outcomes 1-5.Students will undertaken independent learning (164 hours). MOLE will be used to provide pre and post reading for the sessions and learning groups established to enable peer to peer learning between blocks.
Assessment: Course work, Group Project, Presentation

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