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Engineering Innovation Weeks (Software Engineering)

Code

IT-INO1

Version

5.0

Offered by

ICT Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

General admittance requirements.

Main purpose

Innovation is integral to business success in the 21st century and in this course, students will explore the innovator's mind-set and apply innovation processes to solve real-world problems. Students will be introduced to creativity, creative thinking, innovation theory and methods, and the primary learning experience will be hands-on going through the different phases of the innovation process. Innovation is not only getting a good idea, but also actually turning that idea into products or services that can be sold and make a profit in a highly competitive global market.

 

Knowledge

After having successfully completed the course, the students will have gained:
  • An understanding of innovation and its uses within the field of engineering
  • Knowledge about Design Thinking (double diamond) process
  • Knowledge about how to create a systematic and measurable progress in innovation tasks
 

Skills

After having successfully completed the course, the students will be able to:
  • Engage in innovative processes in a cross-/inter-/multidisciplinary setting
  • Conceive, plan, and execute innovative ideas
  • Work methodically with innovation
  • Collect and apply relevant information about technologies, markets and end users
 

Competences

After having successfully completed the course, the students will have gained competences in:
  • Introducing innovative ideas into project work
  • Contributing own professional skills in teams with the objective of solving problems by using innovative processes and models
  • Clarifying multidisciplinary group competencies

 

Topics

Engineering Innovation Weeks
 
Engineering Innovation is a three-week comprehensive course that is split into two parts. The first part is a two-week cross faculty intensive program in VIA Engineering (the joint innovation weeks), and the second part is a one-week internal program in each engineering faculty (the mono week). The joint innovation weeks and the mono week have different schedules in the semester period, as the mono-week is planned and executed independently by different engineering faculties (refer to mono week description).
 
Course structure and execution (the joint part)

The joint innovation weeks takes place one week earlier than the ordinary semester start. Students work in multidisciplinary groups, while gaining knowledge of innovation processes, methods, and techniques as well as applying them in order to solve a real-world problem. A number of guest lecturers from business and academia give lectures/talks during the course to inspire the innovation process. On the final day of the course, the students will present their solutions to a panel of judges, which will select a winner. The winner will be selected based on the written deliveries during the course and their oral presentation with emphasis being on the idea, the described innovation processes, and the final product and/or solution.

 

Teaching methods and study activities

Required workload for students is estimated at 100 hours where approximately two thirds are group working and self-study, including working on an innovation challenge in the groups and preparation for presentation and the examination. Activities alternate between theory, workshop and self-study.

CATEGORY 1
 
Participation
of lecturer and students
 
Initiated
by the lecturer


33 hours -  33%
 
•  Lessons, scheduled
•  Excursions
•  Project guidance
•  Fab Lab work
 
CATEGORY 2
 
Participation
of students
Initiated
by the lecturer 
33
hours - 33%
 
•  Project
and group work
•  Preparation
for assignments
•  Preparation
for presentation 
•  Evaluation
of the course
 
CATEGORY 3
 
Participation
of students
Initiated
by students
25 hours - 25 %
 
•  Self-study
and preparation for exam
•  Project
work
•  Study
groups
 
 CATEGORY 4
 
Participation
of lecturer and students 
initiated
by students
10
hours -10 %
 
•  Final
presentations and Judgment
•  Pitching
practice
•  Study
guidance
 
 

Resources


Evaluation

Permit criteria for attending examination:

  • Mandatory course activities completed
  • Mandatory assignments handed in before deadline and accepted.
  • Attendance (80%)

Examination

Written Examination (Multiple Choice test)

Students must pass a multiple-choice test individually (15/25 correct answers are required to pass the test).

Duration:

The multiple-choice test has a duration of 30 minutes and is performed without aids.

Allowed Tools: Laptop


Internal Examiner

Grading criteria

The course is evaluated with “Approved/not-approved”.
The course will be approved if all the requirements for the joint weeks are
fulfilled.

Examinations account for 100
% of approval

Additional information

Responsible

Behnam Boujarzadeh

Valid from

6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Compulsory Course for all ICT Engineering
4. semester

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