ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION FOR ENGINEERING: WHY NOT?

Rinawiyanti, Esti Dwi (2012) ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION FOR ENGINEERING: WHY NOT? In: Proceedings of The 4th Indonesia International Conference on Innovation Entrepreneurship and Small Business. Univ. Ciputra, surabaya.

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Abstract

The entrepreneurship gets the attention and great support from various parties such as academic, government, and entrepreneurs. Right now it is only about half a million or about 0.24% of the 247 million Indonesian population to be entrepreneurs, still very few. Based on that reason the entrepreneurship program is encouraged in Indonesia. An entrepreneur would not be created overnight, but it takes the process and preparation from the beginning. Therefore the entrepreneurship program is included the college curriculum and the entrepreneurship is taught for students with a goal that after graduation the student will be not as job seekers, but as job creator. The entrepreneurship is related to the business including how to seek business opportunities, facing the risks and uncertainties, designing marketing strategies, and managing finances. Those things are often identified with economics or management. Thus, students in the social or business gain that knowledge. But entrepreneurship is global and universal, that can be run by people who have a technical education background. Especially in the field of engineering students generally gain knowledge and knowhow to make a better and innovative product or process. A study was conducted in a number of private universities in East Java. The results of the questionnaire given to 60 respondents showed that most of the respondents or 86.7% teach an Entrepreneurship courses in their institution. From 32 respondents who have Faculty of Engineering in their college, 81.25% stated that the Engineering course is also given to students in Faculty of Engineering. Other questionnaires were also distributed to 60 students of Faculty of Engineering, University of Surabaya, who had already the Entrepreneurship course. Collected data showed all respondents or 100% agreed that the course of Entrepreneurship is taught in Faculty of Engineering. They get some benefits from the course, such as getting an experience how to start a new business, generating an entrepreneurial spirit, getting entrepreneurship training, and getting entrepreneurial skills. They gave suggestion for other activities to supplement the Entrepreneurship course, like expo, guest lecture, business camp, and business plan presentation. Almost all respondents or 90% said that after graduation they are interested in becoming entrepreneurs due to some reasons, such as the ability to generate own money, selfreliance, and time flexibility.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: entrepreneurship, student, engineering
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Industrial Engineering
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2014 05:20
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 05:20
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/21495

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