Future Engineers Australia Management Project: Turning high school students into engineering entrepreneurs

Millican, Greg, Richards, Paul and Mann, Llewellyn (2005). Future Engineers Australia Management Project: Turning high school students into engineering entrepreneurs. In: David Radcliffe and Josh Humphries, 4th ASEE/AaeE Global Colloquim of Engineering Education. 4th ASEE/AaeE Global Colloquim of Engineering Education, Sydney, Australia, (1-8). 26-29 September 2005.


Author Millican, Greg
Richards, Paul
Mann, Llewellyn
Title of paper Future Engineers Australia Management Project: Turning high school students into engineering entrepreneurs
Conference name 4th ASEE/AaeE Global Colloquim of Engineering Education
Conference location Sydney, Australia
Conference dates 26-29 September 2005
Proceedings title 4th ASEE/AaeE Global Colloquim of Engineering Education
Place of Publication Sydney, Australia
Publisher Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 186 499 828 8
Editor David Radcliffe
Josh Humphries
Volume 16
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Abstract/Summary There has been a strong move towards entrepreneurial education in high schools and at universities over the past few years. This has been echoed by a call from state governments around Australia to promote enterprise thinking and education in high schools. It also parallels the push within engineering to learn across the traditional boundaries , particularly between engineering and business. To meet this call, The Engineering Link Group (TELG) developed the Future Engineers Australia Management Project (FEAMP) in 2003. The project is based around Enterprise Education, and was inspired by the Smallpeice Year 12 Engineering Management course in the UK. The idea was to take high school students in years 11 and 12 and turn them into ‘engineering entrepreneurs’. This paper presents the design, development and evaluation of FEAMP as a five day residential course for year 11 and 12 students who want to learn more about being entrepreneurs and managers. It is a hands-on activity where the students invent, develop and sell an engineering concept to venture capitalists and ultimately to customers at a trade fair. It has been run successfully for two years, going from strength to strength. © 2005, Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Subjects E1
290501 Mechanical Engineering
740301 Higher education
Keyword Entrepeneurial education
Future Engineers Australia Management Project (FEAMP)
Enterprise education
Engineers and business
Q-Index Code E1
Additional Notes Paper 71

 
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