ENGME585-22A (HAM)

Industrial Technology and Innovation 1

15 Points

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Paper Description

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Using Project Based Learning, this paper will furnish the student with an understanding of the innovation and product development process. It will explain the different levels of innovation, innovation techniques, how to screen ideas, the types of Intellectual Property and how to write a basic business plan. For the product development part, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), architecture design (using Unified Modeling Language UML) and User Interface (UI) prototyping will be introduced and applied to the project. Each group will present their product idea, prototype and business plan at an investor 'pitch'. Teaching is through a keynote lecture and case studies in conjunction with Project Based Learning (PBL) workshops. Due to Covid, teaching material will also be available on-line through moodle.

The learning outcomes for this paper are linked to Washington Accord graduate attributes WA1-WA11. Explanation of the graduate attributes can be found at: https://www.ieagreements.org/

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through one keynote lecture, one case study lecture and one PBL workshop session per week. Students work in groups of c. 4 to complete a holistic Project Based Learning (PBL) assignment. The assignment enables students to apply ENGME585 material and that from other engineering papers to 'realistic' product development.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Use the innovation process to develop and screen a new product idea (WA3,WA6, WA7, WA9,WA10)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Innovation, Idea screening, Business Plan, Intellectual Property (1)
  • Develop a product prototype that meets stakeholder requirements ( WA3, WA5, WA6, WA7, WA8, WA9)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Design and Prototype development (2)
  • Use prototyping software to assess customer experience (WA2, WA3, WA5, WA6, WA8, WA9)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Design and Prototype development (2)
  • Apply software architecture design methods, Rapid Prototyping (RP) and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) principles to product development.(WA3, WA5, WA6, WA8, WA9, W11)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Design and Prototype development (2)
  • Develop an investor 'pitch' presentation (WA9, WA10)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Final product and Investor 'Pitch' (3)
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The assessment of this paper will consider the following aspects:

Product Innovation and screening, Intellectual Property, and business plan. Product development; customer requirements, software architecture modelling, user interface design and rapid prototyping. The work produced in the assignments will be assessed through meetings with the client, prototype demonstrations, technical report and an 'investor pitch'.

Samples of your work may be required as part of the Engineering New Zealand accreditation process for BE(Hons) degrees. Any samples taken will have the student name and ID redacted. If you do not want samples of your work collected then please email the engineering administrator, Natalie Shaw (natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz), to opt out.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Innovation, Idea screening, Business Plan, Intellectual Property
14 Apr 2022
10:00 AM
  • In Class: In Workshop
2. Design and Prototype development
10 Jun 2022
5:00 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Final product and Investor 'Pitch'
16 Jun 2022
10:00 AM
  • Presentation: In Class
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There is no set course book for this paper.
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Recommended Readings

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The library has a number of product development books to assist with projects:

Open innovation : new product development essentials from the PDMA, Charles Noble, editor.; Serdar Durmusoglu, editor.; Abbie Griffin, editor.; C. Wallace, cover designer. Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley . 2014 - available as ebook from library website

On the origin of products : the evolution of product innovation and design, Arthur O. Eger author. Huub Ehlhardt, Cambridge University Press, 2018 - available as ebook from library website

Product innovation toolbox - a field guide to consumer understanding and research, Jacqueline H Beckley, Maria Dulce Paredes, Kannapon Lopetcharat Hoboken, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012 (available as ebook from library website)

IEEE Computer Society. (2014). Software Engineering Body Of Knowledge. Retrieved from https://www.computer.org/: https://www.computer.org/education/bodies-of-knowledge/software-engineering
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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access PPT’s of lecture notes and assessment materials.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices etc and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.

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3 hours per week contact, 1 lecture and one 2 hour workshop. Approximately 12 hours/student/week self-directed group project work. The hourly breakdown for the assignment is based on either 2 or 4 students per group and is given on the assessment sheet.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Not applicable.
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Prerequisite papers: Departmental approval required.




Restricted papers: ENGME580

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