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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

OENG5100M Innovation, Design and Creative Engineering

15 creditsClass Size: 250

Module manager: Dan Trowsdale
Email: D.B.Trowsdale@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: 1 Mar to 30 Apr, 1 Mar to 30 Apr (2mth)(adv yr), 1 Sep to 31 Oct, 1 Sep to 31 Oct (adv yr) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

Students will have met the entry criteria for the Online MSc in Engineering Management

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module seeks to deepen students’ understanding of innovation practice in a business context. It provides insight into a range a range of tools which can support their innovation process. Students will learn to understand the impact of innovation and the challenges of delivering innovation in an Engineering environment. Students will learn to use reflective practice to critically evaluate current innovation practice. They will understand the contextual nature of innovation and how product, people and process have an impact on innovation.

Objectives

This module seeks to broaden students’ understanding of innovation practice in an engineering business context. It exposes students to a range of tools which can support their innovation process and deepen their understanding of the impact of innovation and the challenges of delivering innovation.

Students will learn how to use reflective practice to critically evaluate current innovation methodologies and understand the contextual nature of innovation. They will be taught to appreciate how product, people and process have an impact on innovation.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:-

1 Understand the different types and levels of innovation in the Engineering sector.
2 Understand the complexities of managing an innovation process.
3 Appreciate the commercial impact of innovation.
4 Appreciate how design and design thinking can support the development of innovation activity within a business or organisation.
5 Demonstrate knowledge of a range of tools and techniques that support innovation.
6 Critically reflect on innovation management practices within a business context.
7. Develop an appreciation of the value of design policy.

Skills outcomes
The ability to apply a structured approach to the introduction of new products in the Engineering sector.

The skills needed to work as a group to develop a detailed plan to implement a product innovation in a specific engineering sector.

The ability to match creativity and design skills with formal methods for product innovation and evaluation in an Engineering context.


Syllabus

1 Innovation theory.
2 Types and levels of innovation in Engineering.
3 People, process and product in the innovation process.
4 Business case studies across a range of Engineering sectors.
5 Innovation process and practice across a range of business sectors.
6 Design and creativity.

Case studies of product innovation will be used, where appropriate, to illustrate these principles in an Engineering context.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning71.007.00
Discussion forum61.006.00
Independent online learning hours28.00
Private study hours109.00
Total Contact hours13.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Private study will include directed reading and self-directed research in support of learning activities and discussions, as well as in preparation for assessments.

Independent online learning involves non-facilitated directed learning. Students will work through bespoke interactive learning resources and reflective activities in the VLE.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Online learning materials will provide regular opportunity for students to check their understanding (for example through formative MCQs with automated feedback). Regular group activity embedded into learning will allow self and peer assessment providing opportunities for formative feedback from peers and tutors.

These activities are part of the teaching and learning methods and are not to be considered as formative assessments.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Report2500 word final project report70.00
In-course MCQVLE based MCQs20.00
Reflective log500 word summary of weekly progress log10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resit: 100% individual assignment

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:24:06

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