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Micro-credentialing of entrepreneurship education in a practice-based undergraduate engineering context

Eager, B ORCID: 0000-0003-4512-1263 and Cook, E 2020 , 'Micro-credentialing of entrepreneurship education in a practice-based undergraduate engineering context' , Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy, vol. 3, no. 4 , 352–363 , doi: 10.1177/2515127419890344.

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This article presents a case description of the design decisions, delivery methods, andassessment framework for an entrepreneurship micro-credential in a newly developed practice-based engineering degree, which was codesigned with industry partners who called for the integration of innovation, proactivity, and creativity (i.e.,characteristics of entrepreneurship) into engineering education. Students undertakethe micro-credential via online and face-to-face modules. Assessment is competencybased, requiring students to apply the theoretical knowledge provided in the microcredential to an industry-based project. By participating in the micro-credential, it isexpected that students will have a better understanding of how products and services can address customer needs, and how opportunities for product and serviceenhancement can create opportunities for growing the offerings of engineering.Several insights into the strengths, limitations, and design considerations for entrepreneurship micro-credentials in an engineering education context are outlined inaddition to suggestions for improvement.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Eager, B and Cook, E
Keywords: entrepreneurship education, university education, micro-credentialing, engineering education
Journal or Publication Title: Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
ISSN: 2515-1274
DOI / ID Number: 10.1177/2515127419890344
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