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Course Details

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Engineering

Course code: BN417 Entry Route into programme:
  • Bachelor of Engineering
Duration: 2 years (4 Semesters)
NFQ level: 8
Fee: €2,500 per year
Schedule: Online Recorded Lectures , Mon & Wed, 5pm-9pm. 3 practical sessions per semester. "Entrepreneurship Lab" available to those who require incubation space.
Award title: Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Credits for Full Award: 60 @ NFQ Level 8
Awarding Body: ITB  

Note :

This course is not being offered in the academic year starting Sept 2013.

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This unique Level 8 add on programme is open to Level 7 graduates Engineering
disciplines. It is a multidisciplinary programme that aims to develop not only core engineering competencies but also essential knowledge and skills to recognise and pursue business opportunities. Students entering the programme will be expected to develop both the technical and commercial aspects of their idea.

Who should apply?

Every successful engineering graduate needs to be ‘entrepreneurial’ so that they can explain the applications and commercial potential of their ideas and gain support for the projects they wish to pursue. Any engineer, therefore, who wises to develop critical skills for entrepreneurship either as an employee or an employer should consider this programme as a real option for exploring an entrepreneurial career.

The minimum academic requirement is a Level 7 Engineering degree from any discipline. In addition, all applicants will be assessed to determine their motivation and aptitude for entrepreneurship. This assessment will be used to prioritise participants.

Employment Potential for Graduates

The scenario in which the multinational of the 1990’s who hired graduates for low technological absorptive capacity jobs is no longer relevant in the “smart” economy”. Employers seek graduates with excellent technical skills that have the entrepreneurial capacity to make things happen. Graduates of the proposed
programme, therefore, will have a number of options to them:

  • they will have the confidence to pursue an entrepreneurial career and, in-time, champion new start-ups and become important employers;
    • they will have the flexibility and entrepreneurial capacity to work and deploy their expertise in SME’s not just multinationals;
    • they can be particularly effective in an “intrapreneurial” context at high technology multinationals who wish to maintain flexible management structures and a strong “collegiatelike” innovation culture;
    • they may a choose to progress their enterprise development initiatives further by pursuing the MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship.

Course Content

The programme structure is designed to mimic as far as possible the development
process experienced by entrepreneurs in a commercial environment. The course, therefore, is focused around the experiential process of developing a technology business idea. Support modules in business and financial literacy along with elective modules in engineering provide the framework for entrepreneurial learning.

Year 1

Engineering Modules


Innovation Modules


Business Support Modules
Elective Module 1 Creativity, Innovation and Teamwork Sales and Marketing
  Engineering Project 1 Enterprise & Operations
  New Venture Development  1  
Year 2

Elective Module 2


Engineering Design


New Venture Finance
  Engineering Project 2 Legal IP and Commercialisation
  New Venture Development  2  

The programme will provide access to hot-desks, design labs, enterprise expertise and engineering workshops to build prototypes and develop your fledgling business.
• Relate theory to practice through a number of taught workshop-style modules in innovation, finance, sales, marketing, intellectual property and operations.
• Emphasis on indoor and outdoor problem-solving activities designed to unlock your creative potential and enhance your team-working and leadership skills.
• Progress to one-year MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship and commercialise your idea.

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