Abstract

This study examines the value of integrating exposure to and knowledge of the commercialisation of university research into engineering education. By including courses or programs addressing research commercialisation as offered by Faculty of Engineering, the commercialisation process within the university is both more reliable and better sustained. The literature thus far includes a considerable number of studies of the engineering education process that have examined the best mechanism for commercialisation as well as models for engineering education in Malaysia. As a contribution to this literature, we analyse the current practices of engineering, faculty at Malaysian research universities to determine the extent to which aspects of university research commercialisation are incorporated into their curricula. This study found that commercialisation of university innovations is not a significant component of an engineering education for students in Malaysia. However, integration of the commercialisation of university research into engineering curricula is essential to cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship among engineering students that will eventually assist the university in commercialising its research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)502-506
Number of pages5
JournalSocial Sciences
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Commercialisation of university research
  • Engineering education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Literature
  • Malaysia
  • University technology transfer

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  • Social Sciences(all)

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