Module title: Future Technologies and Design

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

Module code: MEC10811
Module leader: Norman Harris
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

MEC09818
Management for Engineers 2
Industrial experience of product or process development


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.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - TROTT, P (2011) INNOVATION MANAGEMENT AND NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: FINANCIAL TIMES/ PRENTICE HALL, 5th ed. - ISBN: 978027373656
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