June 16, 2002
June 16, 2002
June 19, 2002
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An Interdisciplinary Graduate Course in Technology Entrepreneurship
Steven P. Nichols Associate Vice President for Research, and Director, Murchison Chair of Free Enterprise
Norman Kaderlan Associate Director, IC 2 Institute
John S. Butler Chair, Department of Management
Mary Ann Rankin Dean, College of Natural Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin Austin Texas
Commercialization of new technology (and new applications of existing technology) involves a complicated mixture of disciplines that require technical, financial, business, marketing, legal, and other expertise. Faculty in the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) recently examined the philosophical justification of offering course material involving the technical enterprise (entrepreneurship) into the engineering curriculum. One of the important issues considered by the faculty was the question of what should be taught in engineering and what should be taught in business and other disciplines.
This paper discusses the educational and philosophical approach to development of the multi-disciplinary course (titled "The Enterprise of Technology: From Lab to Market") as well as considerations in the implementation of the course.
Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2002, American Society for Engineering Education
Kaderlan, N., & Rankin, M. A., & Butler, J., & Nichols, S. (2002, June), Teaching Engineering Entrepreneurship In An Interdisciplinary Environment Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. https://peer.asee.org/10101
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