ADV4638 Innovation and EnterpreneurshipBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
ADV4638 Innovation and Enterpreneurship Fall 3 0 3 5
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Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ŞAFAK ŞAHİN
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This course inspires entrepreneurial innovation and creativity through interactive lectures and case studies especially in contemporary issues. Students will gain awareness of entrepreneurial innovation sources, structures and dynamics. Students will develop individual and group skills for generating innovative ideas and find ways to apply these ideas to address current issues and problems in different industries and settings.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Understanding of the sources of innovation opportunities and development of the skills to identify and analyze these opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation.

Understanding of the industry/market dynamics and factors for developing successful innovations and apply this understanding to innovations in sectors.

Development of a personal skill set for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship and specific concepts and tools for combining and managing creativity and innovation in an organizational setting.

Course Content

Philosophy of Thinking Differently, Innovation, Digital Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability of Innovation in Industries, Creating Value, Digitalizing Industry.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) 1.week: The Innovation Imperative
2) The Social Enterprenuership and Innovation
3) Globalisation, Development and Sustainability
4) Recognising The Opportunity
5) Sources of Innovation
6) Searching for Opportunities
7) Midterm Exam
8) Finding The Resources
9) Exploiting The Newtworks
10) Developing New Products and Services
11) Creating New Ventures
12) Exploiting Knowledge and Intellectual Property
13) Creating Value and Growing Ventures
14) Learning to Manage Innovation


Course Notes / Textbooks: "Innovation and Enterprenuership" (2.Edition)
John Bessant and Joe Tidd

"The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses"
Eric Ries
References: "Innovation and Entrepreneurship"
Peter F. Drucker

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 13 % 10
Quizzes 1 % 10
Homework Assignments 2 % 20
Midterms 1 % 25
Final 1 % 35
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 13 3 39
Study Hours Out of Class 13 6 78
Homework Assignments 2 3 6
Quizzes 1 4 4
Midterms 1 4 4
Final 1 4 4
Total Workload 135

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.