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Archived Version 2009 - 2010

Module Title Entrepreneurship for Engineers
Module Code EE507
School School of Electronic Engineering

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Module Co-ordinatorDr Stephen DanielsOffice NumberS335
Level 1 Credit Rating 7.5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
To introduce students to key concepts in entrepreneurship and technological innovation Give students an understanding of the challenges involved in creating and working in a new venture. Provide students with basic skills in important aspects of business organization and management

Learning Outcomes
Understanding of the principles of business creation Understand business planning methodology Understand the challenges of commercializing technology Experience of a pilot-scale business planning Appreciation of the organizational, commercial, and financial components of a successful technology business

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 36
Independent Learning Time 76.5

Total 112.5
Assume that a 7.5 credit module load represents approximately 112.5 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
New Venture Creation: Introduction & The Technologist's Perspective Entrepreneurial Technologists - Your Role in the Process, Innovation & Ideas Identifying a Commercial Opportunity & Market Research The Elements of a Successful Venture Developing, Producing and Matketing a Product Protecting your Intellectual Property People: Building the Business Team Financing: Your Research and the Venture Business Planning International Markets & Growth
Continuous Assessment50% Examination Weight50%
Indicative Reading List
1. Kathleen R. Allen., Growing and managing a small business : an entrepreneurial perspective, Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2007 2. Deakins, D. (1999) Entrepreneurship and Small Firms, McGraw- Hill 3. Drucker, P, (2001) Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Butterworth-Heinemann 4. Garavan, T.N., O Cinneide, B., Fleming, P., (1997) Entrepreneurship & Business Start-Ups in Ireland volume 1: An Overview, Oak Tree Press 5. Garavan, T.N., O Cinneide, B., Garavan, M., Hynes, B., Walsh, F., (1997)Entrepreneurship & Business Start-Ups in Ireland volume 2: Cases, Oak Tree Press 6. Travers, J., (2001) Driving the Tiger: Irish Enterprise Spirit, Gill and Macmillan
Programme or List of Programmes
BSSAOStudy Abroad (DCU Business School)
ECSAOStudy Abroad (Engineering & Computing)
GCESGrad Cert. in Electronic Systems
GCTCGrad Cert. in Telecommunications Eng.
GDEGraduate Diploma in Electronic Systems
GTCGrad Dip in Telecommunications Eng
HMSAOStudy Abroad (Humanities & Soc Science)
IPMEIndividual Postgrad. Modules-Electronics
MENMEng in Electronic Systems
MEQMasters Engineering Qualifier Course
MTCMEng in Telecommunications Engineering
SHSAOStudy Abroad (Science & Health)