Offered to students admitted to Year 1 in ALL
Major/Minor ALL
Course Type
Offer in 2023 - 2024 Y N
Course Code ENTR4966
Date2024/07/16 10:05
Enquiry for Course Details
ENTR4966 Entrepreneurship internship (6 credits) Academic Year 2023
Offering Department Faculty Quota 24
Course Co-ordinator Dr R Law, Faculty < rockylaw@hku.hk >
Teachers Involved (All academic staff in Faculty of Science,)
Course Objectives This course is to provide opportunity for students:
1. To practice what they learned related to entrepreneurship through prior university coursework in real-life work environment.
2. To acquire first-hand experience in industries for the preparation of their own business ventures.
Course Contents & Topics Students taking this course will work as an intern for at least 160 hours in at least 20 working days within the University or outside the University in a company (preferably technology based startup company). The internship may be arranged by the Faculty or obtained by students themselves.

1. Within the university: The student will be supervised by a staff member (Supervisor), working on a project or
various tasks as instructed by the Supervisor.
2. Outside the university: The student will be supervised under a staff member of the external agency (the External Supervisor) and a staff member of the Faculty/School /Department of the student (the Internal Supervisor).
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

CLO 1 to integrate and apply knowledge gained in coursework in a real-life setting
CLO 2 to experience the culture of a real organization and challenges encountered in entrepreneurship
CLO 3 to further improve problem-solving and collaborative skills in a real-life setting
CLO 4 to gain hand-on experience from external startup companies or internal research group about their daily operation and special activities that will help them to prepare for their own startup venture in the near future
Pre-requisites
(and Co-requisites and
Impermissible combinations)
Pass in ENTR3001 and ENTR3002
Students must be in their Year 3 study or beyond, as well as minoring in Science Entrepreneurship.
Course Status with Related Major/Minor /Professional Core 2U000C00 Course not offered under any Major/Minor/Professional core
2023 Minor in Science Entrepreneurship ( Core/Compulsory )
2022 Minor in Science Entrepreneurship ( Core/Compulsory )
2021 Minor in Science Entrepreneurship ( Core/Compulsory )
2020 Minor in Science Entrepreneurship ( Core/Compulsory )
2019 Minor in Science Entrepreneurship ( Core/Compulsory )
Course to PLO Mapping
Offer in 2023 - 2024 Y        Summer    Examination No Exam     
Offer in 2024 - 2025 Y
Course Grade Distinction/Pass/Fail
Grade Descriptors
Distinction Demonstrates excellent ability in applying knowledge to solve problems in the workplace. Demonstrates excellent performance in handling and carrying out the work required in the job or assigned by supervisor(s). Establishes highly effective collaboration and communication with supervisor(s), colleagues, and clients in the job. Successfully fulfills the requirements set out in the Course Description regarding working hours, with excellent performance in written and oral report, and excellent evaluation by supervisor(s), etc.
Pass Able to apply knowledge to solve problems in the workplace. Successfully handles and carries out the work required in the job or assigned by supervisor(s). Establishes effective collaboration and communication with supervisor(s), colleagues, and clients in the job. Successfully fulfills the requirements set out in the Course Description regarding working hours, written and oral report, and evaluation by supervisor(s), etc. Students demonstrating excellent performance in the above would be awarded a grade of "Distinction".
Fail Very limited or no ability to solve problems in the workplace. Fails to handle or carry out the work required in the job or assigned by supervisor(s). Fails to establish effective collaboration or communication with supervisor(s), other colleagues, or clients in the job. Fails to satisfy the requirements set out in the Course Description regarding working hours, written and oral report, or evaluation by supervisor(s), etc.
Communication-intensive Course N
Course Type Internship
Course Teaching
& Learning Activities
Activities Details No. of Hours
Assessment Presentation 5
Internship work it is expected that students are to work at least 160 hours (or the equivalent of 4 weeks fulltime) 160
Reading / Self study 20
Assessment Methods
and Weighting
Methods Details Weighting in final
course grade (%)
Assessment Methods
to CLO Mapping
Oral presentation 30 CLO 1,2,3,4
Supervisor's feedback A Standardized evaluation form will be provided to internal/external supervisor 20 CLO 1,2,3,4
Written report 50 CLO 1,2,3,4
Required/recommended reading
and online materials
Students will be briefed with materials appropriate to the individual internship assignment by the internship supervisor(s) and/or the corresponding Faculty members.
Course Website http://moodle.hku.hk
Additional Course Information Students are expected to work for at least 160 hours, supervised by a Faculty member.
Students are to submit a written report of no more than 2000 words, together with a presentation about their internship experience.
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