ME2072 Entrepreneurship for Engineers 6.0 credits

Entreprenörskap för ingenjörer

Entrereneurship for Engineers is an integrative course on the basics of entrepreneurship and innovation management. The course focuses on the indepth understanding of aspects as idea generation, technology-based entrepreneurship, marketing and markets, organization and project management, new product and process development, entrepreneurial finance and human resource development. There is a focus on the ICT industries.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Industrial Management
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 18 for programme students

Autumn 17 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

  • In depth understanding of the general process and roles involved in developing an idea and starting up a new technology-based company
  • The ability to systematically explore customers and markets
  • In depth understanding and the ability to systematically explore business organization and projects
  • In depth understanding and the ability to systematically explore basic product and process development
  • In depth understanding and the ability to systematically explore basic entrepreneurial finance
  • In depth understanding and the ability to systematically explore the important elements in managing companies and developing its human resources.

Course main content

The subject Entrepreneurship for ICT engineers is an integrative course on the basics of entrepreneurship and innovation management. The course focuses on the in-depth understanding of aspects as idea generation, technology-based entrepreneurship, marketing and markets, organization and project management, new product and process development, entrepreneurial finance and human resource development. The students are expectd to achieve capabilities to systematically explore the mentioned aspects in group assignments.

Disposition

The basic coucrse is based on introductory lectures into the above topics. In addition, the students get presentations from entrepreneurs and visit entrepreneurial venues; companies, incubators, customer etc. Much of the group work given by faculty/entrepreneurs is supported by coaches. Every study week is divided into 1 h introductory lecture, 1 h presentation from practitioners, and 1 h work on coached group assignments. In addition there are a number of site visits.

Eligibility

Internationally recognized bachelor's degree Bachelor's Degree in Electrical(Electronic Engineering, Compter Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Information Technology, including at least 60 ECTS (credits) courses in computer science, basic digital and analogue eletronics, basic control theory, computer architecture and Programming, and at least 30 ECTS in mathematics, including analysis (calculus), linear algebra and mathematical statistics.

Literature

John Mullins: The New Business Road Test: What entrepreneurs and Executives Should Do Before Writning a Business Plan;

Terrence Brown: Yhe Entrepreneurs's Blackbook - Distilled Wisdom for Etrepreneurs (to be published in 2013).

Examination

  • PRO1 - Project, 6.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

50 % Group Assignment + 50 % Examination

Offered by

ITM/Industrial Economics and Management

Contact

Terrence Brown, 08-790 61 99

Examiner

Terrence Brown <terrence@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2012.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2014.