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  • Objectives
    This course gives you the opportunity to obtain the skills required to develop and commercialise new technologies in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. This is a relatively new course that brings together the strengths and resources of both the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the Nottingham University Business School. As you will have the invaluable chance to experience the steps necessary to commercialise a technical idea, this programme provides an excellent basis for those engineers who wish to commercialise their ideas or graduates who wish to explore the exciting world of commercialisation.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Entrepreneurship
  • Course description
    Key facts

    -The Faculty of Engineering is widely recognised as world-class - this fact is borne out by the high standard of our research and the extensive funding it attracts - overall research awards recently topped £80m. 
    -The School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nottingham has a strong reputation in both teaching and research. It achieved an excellent rating for its teaching quality rating (22/24) in 2000, and a grade of 4 in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise. 
    -Nottingham University Business School is a leading centre for management education and its mission is to be a top ranked international business school, excellent in both teaching and research (it currently ranks in the UK’s top ten). 
    -The School’s teaching was rated as ‘excellent’ by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and our research received a grade 5 rating in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, which means that our research is of international excellence

    Course Content

    This is a highly flexible course – particularly in terms of the engineering content – and this gives you the opportunity to choose modules according to your specific interests and requirements, and to carry out your studies in any of the internationally renowned research groups with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

    You will be required to take 60 credits of compulsory modules in core business skills:

    -Creative Problem Solving 
    -Finance and Accounting 
    -Project Management 
    -Marketing for Entrepreneurs 
    -Visions: The State of the Future 
    -Science, Technology and Business

    In addition, you will take a further compulsory module in Industrial Awareness, as well as choosing 50-credits’ worth of optional modules from one of the five internationally renowned research groups in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. These include but are not limited to:

    -Advanced Communications 
    -Power Networks 
    -Hydrogen Economy 
    -HDL for Programmable Logic 
    -Integrated Photonics: Design and Technology 
    -Optical Communications 
    -Ultrasonic Engineering

    Please note that all module details are subject to change.

    You will finally undertake a major piece of commercialisation work on an advanced technical topic, which you will complete over the summer under the supervision of specialists from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Nottingham University Business School.

    We will provide you with advice and guidance while you refine and enhance your business strategy and literature review, whilst offering close supervision and support as you complete your dissertation.

    Course Structure

    The MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Entrepreneurship is taught on a full-time basis over 12 months.

    This course is operated on a modular basis and consists of two semesters, during which you will follow a series of taught modules (worth 120 credits) both at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), and the Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), followed by a joint EEE and NUBS commercialisation-based research dissertation / project (worth 60 credits) undertaken during the summer period.

    You will be taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources, as well as small-group and individual tuition from both schools.

    Most taught modules are assessed by examination and / or written work.

    Tutors provide feedback on assignments. Our objective is to help you develop the confidence to work as a professional engineer, at ease with the conventions of both engineering and business disciplines. We aim to prepare you to tackle many areas of commercialisation within Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

    In the early stages of your project / dissertation, your supervisor(s) will read through and comment on your draft work. The project dissertation itself comprises a significant piece of your own thought processes on, for example, the suitability of a proposed business model or the appropriateness of a chosen technology

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