Module Catalogues

Cutting-edge Practice in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Module Title Cutting-edge Practice in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Module Level Level 3
Module Credits 5.00

Aims and Fit of Module

The aims of the module are to provide students with the knowledge, principles, and theoretical frameworks relevant to entrepreneurship; to challenge students to scope a project that takes a transdisciplinary approach in their field of interest such as AI, IoT, IME, Arts + technology, supply chain. Students are encouraged to introduce current issues and challenges that related and concern within entrepreneurship, small business, or sustainability-led innovation; take the project to a proof-of concept stage through developmental iterations, test their proposal initiative, product or services in live contexts and assess the value created for a range of stakeholders. In doing this, students critically interrogate the outcomes of the project and outline idea for future development, including strategies for making their initiative sustainable. This module also provides an essential link into the Capstone Project in Semester 2, which builds on this module knowledge. This module will also support the development of subject specific and transferable skills necessary for future employment; support the enhancement of skills in written and spoken communication.

Learning outcomes

A. Develop models and prototype using appropriate digital techniques, tools, and technologies.
B. Integrate findings from research and problem; stakeholder; data analysis in creative and useful ways to generate technological ideas.
C. Critically explore and articulate the transformation required to create and implement innovation, with sensitivity to the creative destruction that this requires.
D. Develop a preliminary knowledge of startup a small business
E.  Critically examine, test, appreciate and articulate the speculative or actual value of technological outcomes for different stakeholders, whether at a societal, organizational, community or individual level.

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.
Teaching will include formal lectures, seminars, tutorials and group discussion