Teaching & Learning

Minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship

This minor aims to introduce engineering students to the fundamentals of technology-based engineering entrepreneurship. It will provide both the knowledge and skills to identify entrepreneurial opportunities from technological innovation and patents by staff or projects by students. The minor helps students to nurture an entrepreneurial mindset, innovative and systems thinking. It also helps students broaden their multi-disciplinary perspectives, integrating management, marketing, finance, and engineering. Students taking this minor will be encouraged to investigate social problems from the engineering perspective and provide technical solutions. Such a minor will present an alternative career path to engineering graduates from engineers to entrepreneurs, patent lawyers, or technology commercialization agents.


Curriculum (15 credit units)

Core Courses (6 credit units)

Course Code Course Title
FS2003 Introduction to Intellectual Property
GE2304 Foundations of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Electives (9 credit units)

Students are required to take at least one course from each of the following categories:

Business, Intellectual Property and Law

Course Code Course Title
IS2505 e-Business
LW2903 Business and Law
LW4642 Intellectual Property Law: Theory, Patents and Trademarks
MGT4305 Developing and Presenting a Business Plan
MGT4314 Negotiation
PIA3900 Innovation and Governance

Engineering Management for Entrepreneurship

Course Code Course Title
ADSE4024 Project Management
ADSE4103 Decision Analysis and Risk Management
ADSE4108 Product Development and Innovation

Innovation and Entrepreneurship related Practice Courses

Course Code Course Title
FS4001 Co-operative Education Scheme
FS4002 Industrial Attachment Scheme
FS4005 Overseas Internship Scheme
FS4006 Summer Research Internship


All College of Engineering students are eligible to take this minor.