Offered to students admitted to Year 1 in ALL
Major/Minor ALL
Course Type
Offer in 2023 - 2024 Y N
Course Code ENTR4999
Date2024/07/16 10:25
Enquiry for Course Details
ENTR4999 Entrepreneurship project (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 to:
1. Apply entrepreneurship-related knowledge gained through prior university coursework and hand-on experiences gained from prior Internship course to carry out in-depth business potential evaluation and to develop start-up proposals.
2. Students to further develop leadership and teamwork experience via collaboration in multi-disciplinary environments.
Course Contents & Topics This course is offered to students as the final course in the minor programme in Science Entrepreneurship. Under the supervision and guidance of an academic staff, students are to use the knowledge they have gained in all years of study to practice entrepreneurship. This can be achieved by conducting technology trend, market analysis and product identification for defining market-product fit solutions. Students are expected to participate, with the result from their hands-on experience in projects, competitions (such as the HKU DreamCatchers initiative, various Hackathon activities and "Challenge Cup" National Competition... etc.) and to develop start-up companies thereafter.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

CLO 1 to integrate and apply theoretical knowledge in a real-life setting
CLO 2 to adopt appropriate tools to analyze real-life entrepreneurship issues
CLO 3 to further improve presentation, problem-solving and collaborative skills in tackling real-life problems
CLO 4 to build a team, with members from different specialized areas, that is ready for business venture
CLO 5 to prepare a viable business plan that is ready for fund raising activities
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        1st sem    Examination No Exam     
Offer in 2024 - 2025 Y
Course Grade A+ to F
Grade Descriptors
A Candidate has consistently demonstrated a thorough understanding and skills required for attaining all the course learning outcomes. S/he has shown the ability to apply knowledge to a wide range of complex, familiar and unfamiliar situations. S/he has demonstrated highly effective organizational and presentation skills.
B Candidate frequently demonstrated a substantial understanding and skills required for attaining at least most of the course learning outcomes. S/he has shown the ability to apply knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations. S/he has demonstrated effective organizational and presentation skills.
C Candidate demonstrated general but incomplete understanding and skills required for attaining most of the course learning outcomes. Some of the responses are well organized, clear but with insufficient elaboration – there is significant room for improvement to achieve a more satisfactory level. S/he has demonstrated moderately effective organizational and presentation skills.
D Candidate demonstrated partial but limited understanding and skills required for attaining some of the course learning outcomes. Solutions to questions and problems contain unstructured but relevant observations. Candidate has shown marginal interest in the subject. S/he has demonstrated limited or barely effective organizational and presentation skills.
Fail Candidate showed little or no evidence of basic familiarity with the subject, nor demonstration of sufficient effort to basic project and course requirement. Organizational and presentation skills are minimally effective or ineffective.
Communication-intensive Course N
Course Type Project-based course
Course Teaching
& Learning Activities
Activities Details No. of Hours
Meeting with supervisor Supervisor meet students in the beginning, middle and the end of this course for briefing and coaching purpose. 15
Assessment Presentation 5
Reading / Self study Students will be working on their projects with guidance from the supervisor to build a business proposal 120
Assessment Methods
and Weighting
Methods Details Weighting in final
course grade (%)
Assessment Methods
to CLO Mapping
Dissertation Research report 60 CLO 1,2,3,4,5
Oral presentation 40 CLO 1,2,3,4,5
Required/recommended reading
and online materials
Students will be briefed with materials appropriate to the project by the project supervisor(s).
Course Website http://moodle.hku.hk
Additional Course Information Students are expected to meet regularly with the project supervisor(s).
Students are to submit a written report or a business proposal of no more than 10,000 words, together with a presentation about their project.
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