Presentation on theme: "Introducing Entrepreneurship Education in Undergraduate Engineering Programs at Chalmers University of Technology Hanna Sundström."— Presentation transcript:
Introducing Entrepreneurship Education in Undergraduate Engineering Programs at Chalmers University of Technology Hanna Sundström
Quick overview Sweden Chalmers University of Technology Practical Leadership in Innovation Beyond…
Sweden Small country in northern Europe Tradition of entrepreneurship
Chalmers University of Technology Engineering university students, 1000 faculty 15 5-year programs, 8 3-year programs 3 years BSc + 2 years MSc School of Entrepreneurship
Chalmers University of Technology- Man~Technology~Society 7,5 credits out of 300 = quarter of a term....prepare the student for his/her roll as an engineer in a complex society Architechture, Women Studies, History of Technology and Technology and Society. Easy credits
Engineering Education Conceive - Design – Implement - Operate Project based Team work Traditional – Lectures, exercises, written exam.
Practical Leadership in Innovation 8 weeks part-time during Q1 Mechanical engineering and Automation Mechatronics engineering. 37 students Multiple choice theory quiz.
Practical Leadership in Innovation LeadershipEntrepreneurship Create product/service/ business Video pitch Weekly reflections FIRST Lego League Lead innovation projects Reflection on leadership
Teaching Tools Flipped Classroom – Active participation in class Video lectures » I love the concept of video lectures! You can get up, make yourself breakfast and then just watch it in the kitchen. Then you can pause it, walk away and do whatever, and get back to the lecture. Its just awesome! Then you get to class and quick recap showing that yes! Ive got it! In other classes I usually sleep through the lecture, but here I come in like a zombie and Im told Do this and I just have to wake up and participate – Student during midway evaluation Facebook – Easy, open communication – Quick feedback
The other side of the coin Flipped Classroom – Mostly appreciated, created stress. Facebook – Mostly appreciated, created stress. Subject – generally – Fluffy –> appreciated. Leadership – Divided.
Next time… More time More structure More diversity More leadership responsibility
What has changed? University committee overseeing man-tech- society National Survey of Engineering programs – Increased interest. Increased interest in the venture creation program?
To conclude : I think that as a Chalmers student and engineer it would be beneficial to get out into industry and have learnt something as a human being, I mean, a lot of people are great at what they do, calculations and stuff, but they lack a lot of other tools that might be important to have. I think thats exactly what this course does, teaching me something as a human being, and about being part of society – Student in midway evaluation.