MEng/ BEng (Hons)/ BEng Extended Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Program Description

Many modern large companies began life as the brainchild of a single person with a great idea. Typically, that person was an engineer or an inventor who had conceived a unique product and who also had the business skills to nurture the idea from a concept to a prototype, to a product, to a business. To succeed, that person needed the imagination and vision to recognise a niche in the market. After that, they would need to have the design and engineering skills to realise a possible product. Finally, they would have to be able to build the product, market and sell it, and make a profit in doing so. This is a tried and tested route to success.

The first year of all of our engineering degree programmes at the University of Greenwich focuses on the understanding of engineering science fundamental principles. This approach ensures that all of our graduates experience a solid foundation of broad technical knowledge and a working understanding of all the major engineering disciplines – an essential prerequisite for a successful career in engineering management. At the end of the 1st year, students will be invited to choose to either continue on their initial degree programme or to swap to any of the other engineering degree programmes on offer. We feel it is very important that our students are empowered to be able to choose the degree programmes that are most appropriate for their ambitions and goals and we recognise that those may change during your studies with us as you learn more about each discipline. Engineering at the University of Greenwich. Quality. Industry. Rigour.

Who is this course for?

Students on this degree programme will typically be those who are interested in new technologies and devices and who want careers developing exciting new products that bring together electrical, electronic, computing and mechanical engineering. These new technologies have to be scalable, secure, user-centred and fun to use and represent an exciting design and development opportunity. Many of the students on this programme will also have an ambition to start their own company or to move into senior engineering management roles in larger organisations. The unique combination of engineering science, design and business offered in the Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship degree will provide graduates with an excellent start whichever path they choose to follow. If you have ever had a great idea for a new product and wondered how to develop it into a viable business opportunity then this is the degree programme for you.

Modular structure for BEng (Hons)

YEAR ONE: Engineering Mathematics 1; Design and Materials; Practical and Experimental Skills; Engineering Professional Skills 1; YEAR TWO: Engineering Mathematics 2; Exploiting Capital and Managing Risk; Product Design and Development; Material Selection and Design; Accounting, Finance and Business Planning; Computer Aided Design; Introduction to Manufacturing Systems; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; YEAR THREE: Engineering Professional Skills 2; Individual Project; Engineering Management 2; Engineering Enterprise; Advanced Computer Aided Design; Group Design and Project Management

Modular structure for MEng

YEAR ONE: Engineering Mathematics 1; Design and Materials; Practical and Experimental Skills; Engineering Professional Skills 1; YEAR TWO: Engineering Mathematics 2; Exploiting Capital and Managing Risk; Product Design and Development; Material Selection and Design; Accounting, Finance and Business Planning; Computer Aided Design; Introduction to Manufacturing Systems; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; YEAR THREE: Engineering Professional Skills 2; Individual Project; Engineering Management 2; Engineering Enterprise; Advanced Computer Aided Design; Group Design and Project Management; YEAR FOUR: Group Industrial Project; Strategy and Management; Research Methodology; Global Engineering: Theory and Practice; Advanced Principle of Supply Chain Management; Advanced Principle of Lean Manufacturing; Process Improvement Techniques; Developing Quality products and Services; Internet Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Modular Structure for Extended Programme

YEAR ZERO: Engineering Project Design and Implementation; Professional and Personal Development; Introduction to Engineering Mathematics; YEAR ONE: Engineering Mathematics 1; Design and Materials; Practical and Experimental Skills; Engineering Professional Skills 1; YEAR TWO: Engineering Mathematics 2; Exploiting Capital and Managing Risk; Product Design and Development; Material Selection and Design; Accounting, Finance and Business Planning; Computer Aided Design; Introduction to Manufacturing Systems; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; YEAR THREE: Engineering Professional Skills 2; Individual Project; Engineering Management 2; Engineering Enterprise; Advanced Computer Aided Design; Group Design and Project Management

Skills Gained

The degree programme in Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to understand, design, develop and analyse effective and innovative devices using techniques from engineering, mechatronics and software development in a user-centred context. You will become an efficient and reflective practitioner who takes the initiative to identify emerging technologies and techniques, and who maintains your knowledge and skills within the fast-moving areas of engineering, technology, business and design. Your Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship degree will enable you to identify and exploit new developments in technology and to experiment with new and existing techniques in designing and developing creative, innovative and effective devices to meet real-world needs.

Last updated February 2019

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