Core Module Information
Module title: Future Technologies and Design

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC10111
Module leader: Fadi Kahwash
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics

Industrial management knowledge (to university 3rd year level). Interest in product or process development. Notes: [*] These modules, in particular, are likely to have limited spaces (due to popularity and restrictions on laboratory size and resources)

Description of module content:

Topics include:-
The Importance of Innovation; Product innovation and process innovation; Radical vs incremental innovation; Models of Innovation - Linear Models (Technology push, Market pull), 3rd generation - 'Coupling Model', 4th generation - 'Integrated or Interactive Model', 5th generation - 'Systems and Networks Model'; IPR and its role in innovation and design - Copyright, Design right, Trademarks, Patents, Confidential information law; Product Liability Law; Technology Road-mapping; Technology Strategy and national context; Product innovation strategies - Proactive vs reactive strategies, Near-market technology vs Long term strategy.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Discuss the importance of innovation and its management;
LO2: Develop and justify strategies for new product development;
LO3: Explain the main forms of Intellectual Property Rights and evaluate their implications for NPD strategy;
LO4: Apply technology 'road-mapping' techniques within specific domains;
LO5: Analyse technology strategy and technology transfer within a national context.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Fadi Kahwash
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 30 1,2,3 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Report 30 1,2,3,4,5 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Future Technologies & Design