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Innovation & entrepreneurship in engineering

MGT-555

Lecturer(s) :

Profs divers *
Weber Thomas Alois

Language:

English

Withdrawal

It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Summary

This course is a joint initiative between the School of Engineering and the College of Management to encourage and promote entrepreneurship and management skills, engineering design, hands-on experience, teamwork, and awareness of social and ethical implications in engineering and management.

Content

The material is taught in four modules, including Systems Engineering, Product Design Principles, Business Economics, and Prototyping Practice. A key component of the course consists of a team project, usually conducted in collaboration with an industry partner, addressing a significant commercial need and/or societal issue. Lectures will be given by domain experts. The first part of the course focuses on product design. Students will be working in multidisciplinary teams to define a product concept, draft a prototype and propose a plan for product commercialization. At the conclusion of the course, the projects will be entered in a prize competition, judged by a panel of industry experts and faculty.

Topics include: Design Criteria * Modularity * Project Planning * Lifecycle Analysis * Investment Criteria * Real Options * Electric Circuits * Reliability Engineering * Materials * Robotics * Software Development * Intellectual Property * Machining, 3D printing and Assembling a Prototype * Environmental Sustainability * Ergonomics

Keywords

Business economics, product design, systems engineering, technology commercialization, hands-on practice

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Assessment methods

The assessment is based on three elements: a report, oral presentations, as well as a final prototype.

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10    GRA330
10-11    
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German