Module Title:   Innovation

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG2073M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Design & Product Development (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Mr JD Philby

Additional Tutor(s):   Mr JR Bradley

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To provide an insight into the commercial forces driving innovation, the processes involved and how the processes are managed.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures and seminars make up the contact time, the remainder being given over to student private study, comprising seminar exercises and directed reading, plus formal examination.

Lectures:   12.00          Directed Study:   24.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   50.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Analyse the need for innovation, the processes and their management, success factors and the protection of intellectual property.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2 Apply analysis and application of knowledge across traditional subject boundaries;

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...


  Examination - open book or seen paper 2.00 100%
  Exam (seen paper)

Outline Syllabus:
Innovation: Differences between innovation and invention, commercial as opposed to product innovation, factors associated with successful innovation.Product Development: Product life cycles and the need to innovate, idealised product life cycles; the product development process, evolutionary and revolutionary innovation, risks and uncertainties; stages in product development, number of ideas versus costs of development, criteria for filtering out concepts at different stages; product testing and marketing strategies and links with production plant investment; factors associated with successful new product development, concurrent engineering and its consequences for organisational structure; relationship between quality assurance and product development.Intellectual Property Rights: Protecting intellectual property, patents, licences and copyright; the process of protection, record keeping, establishing priority and disclosure, compensation.

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