ENGR 195 Special Topics in Engineering (2014-2015)

ENGR 195 Special Topics in Engineering

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGR 195 Special Topics in Engineering (Credit Units: 1-4) Studies in selected areas of Engineering. Topics addressed vary each quarter. Prerequisite: Prerequisites vary. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. (Design units: 1-4)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0073380186.

Recommended Textbook:
John C. LaRue
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Define entrepreneurship

2. Describe scope of entrepreneurial challenges

3. Describe scope of entrepreneurial challenges

4. Construct and defend a commercially viable business plan

5. Work on a team

6. Use basic management techniques

Prerequisites by Topic

Varies with each Professor

Lecture Topics:
  • The Rise of Entrepreneurship
  • Building a Business Plan: Reasons, Form, and Content
  • Entrepreneurs and Organizations
  • Cross Cultural entrepreneurial behavior
  • Corporate and Business - market attractiveness entry
  • Barriers to entry and value chain analysis
  • Cost leadership vs. differentiation; Collaboration vs. Competition
  • Corporate Governance, Early stage financing and Negotiation.
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Students are requested to use basic computer skills for Internet and literature search and writing.

Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component


Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Class participation 10%
  • Individual Assignments 30%
  • Final Group Project 45%
  • Business Plan 15%
  • Total 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

April 15, 2014
Senate Approved:
March 19, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr