The Scottish government launched a nationwide drive to increase entrepreneurial skills, looking to become a “world-leading entrepreneurial and innovative nation". One of the key ambitions of this is to build an education system with entrepreneurship and innovation at its core. Within computing degrees, however, there is traditionally a focus on preparing students for employment within industry, rather than preparing them with an entrepreneurial skillset. This chapter discusses lessons learnt from the design and implementation of an entrepreneurship module taught to Honours-year computing students during the 2016 to 2017 academic year and defines a proposed series of workshops showcasing its future implementation.
ZARB, M., BRADY, C. and MCDERMOTT, R. 2019. Embedding entrepreneurial skills within computing. In H.T.M. Bui, H.T.M. Nguyen and D. Cole (eds.) Innovate higher education to enhance graduate employability: rethinking the possibilities. London: Routledge [online], chapter 11. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429058899-11