Electronic Engineering Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - ELEG5759 - Innovation, Technology and Management in Modern Engineering


Objective & Syllabus

This course introduces the key concepts and issues of innovation, technology and management in the context of modern engineering practices. The new wave of socio-technological development is viewed as an integration and convergence of innovations and technology in communication, work, entertainment and others in our daily life. The objective of the course is to provide students a general overview and roadmap of creating cutting edge innovation and evolving digital economy. It helps students to establish a deep understanding about how engineering practice works, and how it affects and reshapes our communities and society, and about how to become best engineering performers. The best practices of intellectual property (IP) rights, protection, enforcement, and IP management from a technology perspective will also be introduced. Through case studies, students will appreciate the decision process on the type of technology to be developed, the development process of the technology, and how to turn new technology into real products. The aspects of funding, market study and commercialization will be covered.

Learning Outcome

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of best engineering practices in innovation and technology development
  • Describe the roles of innovation and technology in modern society and economy
  • Explain the creation, evolving, marketing and commercialization processes of a new technology
  • Make independent judgement on technology need and trends
  • Formulate a strategy to exploit a technology with IP protection
  • Use IP information for planning and decision making
  • Establish an IP management strategy for an organization

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