MGT 555 – Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering
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. The material is taught in four modules, including Systems Engineering, Product Design, Business Economics, and Prototyping. 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
<Current Syllabus(Version: October 10, 2019)>
The best team project in 2019 will be awarded a prize, sponsored by Logitech.
[NB. The descriptions of the available industry projects are available here.]
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Operations, Economics and Strategy
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Course Materials (may require authentication)
o Example Project [Simadopoulos]
o Template for exercise