Postgraduate Course: Technology and Innovation Management (MSc) (PGEE11125)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||In an increasingly competitive and fast changing economic climate innovation represents a key route for organisations that want to survive and prosper. This course addresses the area of the management of technological innovation with a critical perspective on the key role of technology giving rise to new knowledge, products and processes. In so doing, it provides students with a clear understanding and appreciation of innovation dynamics both within and across organisational boundaries. The course draws from state of the art science, technology and innovation literature in which Edinburgh has longstanding strengths. By making extensive use of an in-depth role play case study materials, the course analyses opportunities and challenges related to creating, sustaining and managing innovation with a specific focus on technology-based organisations.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
(Essay 60%, Individual Presentation 40%)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of ideas and approaches to technology and innovation management (TIM); critically understand the nature of the "knowledge landscape" - that is, what is established knowledge; where the open questions are; where the active research front currently is; and what analytical perspectives are available.
- Demonstrate a critical appreciation about how TIM relates to the students' own disciplines; and be able to show creativity in identifying insights from their past courses or work experience for application in TIM contexts.
- Apply concepts and approaches from TIM in determinate organisational circumstances, critically reviewing specific topics and making informed judgements about their applicability in uncertain situations.
- Improve the ability to work effectively in teams, while taking responsibility for own work and showing leadership and initiative in dealing with complex issues in a professional manner.
- Develop the ability for identifying issues, applying critical analysis and developing creative responses to innovation challenges effectively presented in persuasive reports and presentations.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof James Fleck
Tel: (0131 6)51 3238
|Course secretary||Miss Emily Rowan
Tel: (0131 6)51 7185
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