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Unit information: Commercialisation of new technology (University of Bath unit MN50416) in 2021/22

Unit name Commercialisation of new technology (University of Bath unit MN50416)
Unit code AENGM0023
Credit points 10
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Professor. Partridge
Open unit status Not open




School/department Department of Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

This unit forms part of the taught component of the EngD programme in Composites Manufacture. The purpose of the unit is to introduce Research Engineers to basic accounting, project planning and management, business practice, ethics and basic cost modelling.

Intended Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course students will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the range of mechanisms via which a variety of technologies can generate commercial value.
  2. Understand the role of intellectual property regimes/complementary assets in determining appropriate commercialisation strategies (e.g. licensing, standard setting, co-operation, new business start-up).
  3. Understand traditional/contemporary marketing tools and techniques for analysis of technology markets.

Teaching Information


Assessment Information

This unit is assessed at the University of Bath, please refer to the unit information provided by this partner university for the current assessment information.


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

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The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.