Module Catalogues

Futurology and Business Opportunities

Module Title Futurology and Business Opportunities
Module Level Level 1
Module Credits 2.50

Aims and Fit of Module

This module is designed to stimulate students opening their minds, using their creative thinking skills and discussing how the major technological directions will influence our society and lives. Furthermore, students will be motivated to find unmet social needs and discuss relevant solutions for products and services. Learning this course could be quite inspirational for the students’ long-term career planning.

Learning outcomes

A. Demonstrate a comprehensive and in-depth understanding about technological development and future scenario.
B. Develop capabilities of innovative thinking.
C. Show recognition of the necessity of technological innovation and show how they constitute the foundation for sustainable development of enterprises and society.
D. Show a comprehensive view of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship.

Method of teaching and learning

The teaching philosophy of the module follows very much the philosophy of Syntegrative Education. This has meant that the teaching delivery pattern, which follows more intensive block teaching, allows more meaningful contribution from industry partners. This philosophy is carried through also in terms of assessment, with reduction on the use of exams and increase in coursework, especially problem-based assessments that are project focused. The delivery pattern provides space in the semester for students to concentrate on completing the assessments.
This module will be delivered by a combination of lectures, tutorials and assignments.