The semesters within the specialisation in Entrepreneurial Engineering are based on three generic activities, which are part of the process of creating new value: Discovery, Incubation and Acceleration. Discovery explores new opportunities, Incubation is about developing and testing new concepts, and Acceleration deals with realising new value. All three activities are incorporated in the GTIME students’ Master’s thesis as they can add whichever perspective they might find interesting to the project.
Another core competency of Aalborg University is its problem based project approach which is applied in different in group works. Students will be working closely with peers most of the time, and they are required to be present at the university on a daily basis and spend most of their day there. “The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning” is a method which is highly recognised internationally, and the university is host to a successful UNESCO chair in Problem Based Learning in Engineering Education and a Centre for PBL and Sustainability approved by UNESCO.
The second year in Aalborg is under the theme of Entrepreneurial Engineering and comprises the following modules:
- Agile Business Navigation
- Applied Business Modelling
- Corporate Entrepreneurship
- Design Based Innovation
- Entrepreneurial Practice
- Market, Resources and Entrepreneurship
- Understanding Entrepreneurship
The student is required to achieve 60 ECTS points at AAU which usually comprise 30 ECTS points out of lectures in the 3rd semester and 30 ECTS for the thesis in the 4th semester. If a student decides to take lectures only offered in the 4th semester, he/she is able to do that. He/she then has to accomplish less modules in the 3rd semester. For example: 25 ECTS (lectures 3rd semester) + 5 ECTS (one lecture 4th semester) + 30 ECTS (thesis 4th semester) = 60 ECTS