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ES2B6 - Starting a Business

  • Module code: ES2B6
  • Module name: Starting a Business
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Economic growth requires new businesses to be established and therefore it is important to also generate enthusiasm amongst engineering students for private enterprise and business ownership as a career option and to provide them with guidance on how to start and run a business. This needs to be at an appropriate depth and with appropriate focus, so that informed decisions can be made and so that he/she is able to communicate effectively with entrepreneurial and business colleagues.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: • Understand the environment in which the business and the entrepreneur exist. • Apply business tools including market research and financial appraisal to inform the business start-up and manage its initial growth. • Understand the concepts of company formation, intellectual property rights, employment issues and other start-up constraints. • Produce and appraise a business plan for a new enterprise • Present the business plan to a group of ‘investors’ and defend the robustness of it.

Timetabled teaching activities

19 x 1hr Lectures 2x 1hr Seminars 2x 1hr of Workshops 2 x 1hr of Consultancy Total 25 hours

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year2/

Other essential notes

The module is delivered by WBS staff. No changes are made to the pathway to year 3 Engineering and Business Studies.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES2B6-15)
A (Assessed work only) Group Upper Level Pitch Presentation 20%
  Peer Review of Group Upper Level Pitch Presentation 0%
  Group Report 80%
  Peer Review of Group Report 0%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • BSc Engineering and Business Studies (HN11) - Year 2
Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering (G406) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering (G408) - Year 2
  • BEng Engineering (H106) - Year 2
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 2
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 2
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 2
  • BSc Engineering (H112) - Year 2
  • BEng Engineering (H113) - Year 2
  • MEng Engineering (H114) - Year 2
  • BEng Biomedical Systems Engineering (H161) - Year 2
  • MEng Biomedical Systems Engineering (H163) - Year 2
  • BEng Civil Engineering (H210) - Year 2
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H211) - Year 2
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Intercalated Year (H212) - Year 2
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Year in Research (H213) - Year 2
  • BEng Civil Engineering (H216) - Year 2
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H217) - Year 2
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering (H310) - Year 2
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H311) - Year 2
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (H312) - Year 2
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (H313) - Year 2
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering (H315) - Year 2
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H316) - Year 2
  • BEng Automotive Engineering (H330) - Year 2
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H331) - Year 2
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Intercalated Year (H332) - Year 2
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Year in Research (H333) - Year 2
  • BEng Automotive Engineering (H335) - Year 2
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H336) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering (H605) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering (H606) - Year 2
  • BEng Electronic Engineering (H634) - Year 2
  • MEng Electronic Engineering (H635) - Year 2
  • MEng Electronic Engineering with Intercalated Year (H636) - Year 2
  • MEng Electronic Engineering with Year in Research (H637) - Year 2
  • BEng Electronic Engineering (H63W) - Year 2
  • MEng Electronic Engineering (H63X) - Year 2
  • MEng Systems Engineering (HH31) - Year 2
  • BEng Systems Engineering (HH35) - Year 2
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH37) - Year 2
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH38) - Year 2
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (HH39) - Year 2
  • BEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH73) - Year 2
  • BEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH75) - Year 2
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH76) - Year 2
  • BEng Engineering Business Management (HN12) - Year 2
  • BEng Engineering Business Management (HN15) - Year 2