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ECM2121 - Entrepreneurship 2 (2019)

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MODULE TITLEEntrepreneurship 2 CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM2121 MODULE CONVENERDr Corrina Cory (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 12 0 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 50
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

Welcome to this new and exciting module on Entrepreneurship. This course continues the study initiated in ECM1111 to propel you into the next level of your entrepreneurship skills development. This module aims to immerse you in new technologies including GIS/BIM (Geographic Information Systems/Building Information Modelling) or CAD/CAM/I4.0 (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing/Industry 4.0). You will learn from project launch lectures with inspirational entrepreneurs and design engineers, attending technical shows, team collaboration and technical supervision. 
 
You will be pitching yourself against competitors to promote your strengths and specialist areas to potential co-founders of the future spin-out companies at the University of Exeter. Mock company teams will be formed to answer discipline specific driving questions on BIM or CAD/CAM/I4.0. 
 
The newly formed mock company teams will go through the Stage Gate Innovation Process to filter out the best products, services, components, materials or techniques from the initial brainstorming sessions. A partial Business Model Canvas (BMC) will be submitted as a midway checkpoint with a focus on:
Value Proposition
Infrastructure Aspects
Market Aspects
Financial Aspects
The mock company teams will develop their selected idea through computer modelling, simulation and/or physical prototyping to finally pitch their developed idea alongside their company website to lecturers in a ‘Dragons Den’ style session. Each mock company team will defend their ideas against some tricky questions to simulate the process of pitching for funding from potential investors. As well as pitching your own ideas, you will learn about many different types of current technological advances from your peers. 
This module will help you to develop a range of transferable and practical skills essential to all engineers, as well as prepare you for securing valuable work experience should you wish to apply these skills in a real-world environment via the EMP3001 Commercial and Industrial Placement module, or Year in Industry programme. Prerequisite module: ECM1111 or equivalent.

 

AIMS - intentions of the module
The purpose of this project is to enable you to develop a wide range design and 21st Century Skills essential to all engineers. The individual work packages will hone your self-promotion, organisation and independent research skills; the collaborative aspect of the project will enable you to develop communication, business and team skills and the and the mock company website you create and present will strengthen your marketing, visual and written communication skills. You will have Lectures and Workshops by academics and industry guests to improve your entrepreneurship skills. The module also includes supervision by a technical supervisor who will mentor you through PBL Support Sessions and answer queries on the ELE forum to facilitate the application of engineering principles to the solution of your discipline specific problem.
 
Whilst completing your team project, you will focus on the Intermediate: Experiment and Dare parts of EntreComp (the entrepreneurship competency framework):
 
Experiment – critical thinking and experimenting with creating value through practical entrepreneurial experiences.
Dare – turning ideas into action in ‘real life’ and taking responsibility for this. 
Some teams or individuals may move into the Advanced: Improve and Reinforce parts of EntreComp. 
 
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
This is a constituent module of one or more degree programmes which are accredited by a professional engineering institution under licence from the Engineering Council. The learning outcomes for this module have been mapped to the output standards required for an accredited programme, as listed in the current version of the Engineering Council’s ‘Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’ document (AHEP-V3).
 
This module contributes to learning outcomes: SM1p, SM1m, EA3p, EA3m, D4p, D4m, D5p, D5m, D6p, D6m, ET2p, ET2m, ET3p, ET3m, ET7m, EP2p, EP4p, EP4m, EP8p, EP8m, EP9p, EP10m, EP11m, G1p, G1m, G2p, G2m, G3p, G3m, G4p, G4m 
 
A full list of the referenced outcomes is provided online: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/studentinfo/subjects/engineering/accreditation/
 
The AHEP document can be viewed in full on the Engineering Council’s website, at http://www.engc.org.uk/


 
On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:
 
Module Specific Skills and Knowledge: SM1p, SM1m, EA3p, EA3m
 
1 Gain knowledge and understanding of GIS/BIM or CAD/CAM/I4.0 and hone your ability to research current and future developments and technologies;
2 Apply computational methods in order to solve engineering problems and to implement appropriate action;
 
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge: D4p, D4m, D5p, D5m, ET2p, ET2m, ET3p, ET3m, EP2p
 
3 Apply problem-solving skills, technical knowledge and understanding, to establish rigorous and creative business solutions that are fit for purpose;
4 Show an awareness of the principles of the stage gate innovation process, demonstrate design skills, and incorporate those principles through research and development;
5 Improve your knowledge and understanding of the commercial, economic and social context of engineering processes;
6 Develop your knowledge and understanding of individual and project planning techniques to ensure individual and project deadlines are met and outcomes are continually monitored and evaluated;
7 Enhance your knowledge of characteristics of GIS/BIM or CAD/CAM/I4.0 equipment and processes;
 
Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Entrepreneurship Skills and Knowledge: D6p, D6m, ET7m, EP4p, EP4m EP8p, EP8m, EP9p, EP10m, EP11m, G1p, G1m, G2p, G2m, G3p, G3m, G4p, G4m
 
8 Communicate effectively to technical and non-technical audiences and have the ability to pitch ideas effectively;
9 Understanding of technical risk and the key drivers for business success through the design and application of the Business Model Canvas (BMC), 
10 Understand the use of technical literature and other information sources and document appropriate references;
11 Exemplify improved ability to work as part of a team, resolve conflict and assess your own and others skills and performances;
12 Work independently, using IT and personal skills such as time and stress management, monitoring your own progress, generating ideas, setting realistic targets, reflecting on the effectiveness of your learning strategies and modifying your targets and learning strategies appropriately;
13 provide constructive feedback to peers and teaching staff;
 
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
- Project Launch – entrepreneurship and technical inspiration;
- Advanced Technology Research – GIS/BIM, CAD/CAM/I4.0
- Mock company formation;
- Team Building;
- Project Management;
- Branding;
- Lego serious play and ideation;
- Emotional intelligence and resilience;
- Idea development – computer modelling, computer simulation, physical prototyping;
- Web design and construction;
- PBL Technical Support;
- Pitching and Presentation Skills.
 
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 55.00 Guided Independent Study 95.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 14 Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 4 PBL Technical Support Sessions
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 7 Project Launch
Guided independent study 125 Research, development, innovation, multimedia
     

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
       
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Emotional Intelligence Workshop 2 2 hours 6, 8, 11, 12, 13 Attendance - Verbal Feedback
Resilience Workshop 2 2 hours 6, 8, 11, 12, 13 Attendance - Verbal Feedback
Lego Serious Play and Ideation Workshop  2 2 hours 3, 11, 13 Attendance - Verbal Feedback
Team Building and Project Management 4 2 hours 6, 11, 12, 13 e-Quiz
Coursework 1 - Group Business Model Canvas  25 10 Page Slide Deck 1, 3-13 Group mark – Written Lecturer Feedback
Coursework 1– Peer Review Mark 5 1 hour 6, 8, 11-13 Peer Marking – Written Peer Feedback 
Coursework 2- Group Presentation 40 0.25 hours 1-13 Group mark with individual reduction if required – Verbal Lecturer Feedback
Coursework 2 – Work Package Report 20 6 A4 pages 6, 8, 11-13 Individual Mark – Written Lecturer Feedback

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-assessment
All above Coursework (100%) All Completed over summer with a deadline in August
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

If a module is normally assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment. If a module is normally assessed by examination or examination plus coursework, referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. For referrals, only the examination will count, a mark of 40% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Web Based and Electronic Resources:

 

B1M You Tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/TheB1MLtd

https://www.cdbb.cam.ac.uk/system/files/documents/TheGeminiPrinciples.pdf

http://www.constructionleadershipcouncil.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Farmer-Review.pdf

 

Ideation of drone business

https://vimeo.com/365245175

 

Reading list for this module:

 

Author

Title

Edition

Publisher

Year

ISBN

Hart, H.

Introduction to engineering

communication

 

Prentice Hall

2005

978-0131461024

European

Commission

EntreComp

 

European

Commission

2018

https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1317&langId=en

The Do Lectures

The Do Lecture – Talks 2018

 

The Do Lectures

2018

https://www.thedolectures.com/talks

eCorner

Build your entrepreneurial

mindset

 

Stanfordonline

2018

http://ecorner-legacy.stanford.edu/index.html

Behnam

Tabrizi

Lead Change from Where

You Are by Applying

the Rapid Transformation

Model

 

Stanfordonline

14

August

2015

https://youtu.be/e5u6pTTc4Pg

 

Tabrizi, B and

Terrell, M

The Inside-Out: A Practical

Guide to Transformational

Leadership

Reprint

edition

Evolve Publishing Inc

2016

978-0991622955

CAD/CAM

 

 

 

 

 

Lieu, D.K, Sorby,S

Visualization, Modeling, and Graphics for Engineering Design

1st

Delmar, Cengage Learning

2009

978-1401842499

McMahon; C and Browne; J

CADCAM: Principles, Practice and Manufacturing Management

2nd

Addison Wesley

1998

000-0-201-17819-2

BIM

 

 

 

 

 

Lam, T.T., Mahdjoubi, L. and Mason, J.,

A framework to assist in the analysis of risks and rewards of adopting BIM for SMEs in the UK

23:6, 740-752

Journal of Civil Engineering and Management

2017

http://dx.doi.org/10.3846/13923730.2017.1281840

Azzouz, A. and Hill, P.

Hunting for perfection: How Arup measures BIM maturity on projects worldwide

8:2, 49-54

Construction Research and Innovation

2017

https://doi.org/10.1080/20450249.2017.1334909

 

Reading list for this module:

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CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM1101
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 5 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Tuesday 01 October 2019 LAST REVISION DATE Friday 17 January 2020
KEY WORDS SEARCH Entrepreneurship, emotional intelligence, resilience, communication, Project Based Learning (PBL), 21st Century Skills, collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, website design, marketing, pitching, business model canvas (BMC)