Overview

In partnership with the David Eccles School of Business, the Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate offers students students the opportunity for hands-on innovation experience as well as a strong foundation in the business aspects of technology.The program is intended for students who not only want to start their own company, but also for those interested in the complexities of the dynamic business world we live in. Our aim is to provide the educational background to thrive in small and large business environments, convey technical information in business terms and understand business viability of engineering solutions. All science and engineering students interested in understanding the complexities of the dynamic business world we live in are invited to apply.

Requirements

Undergraduate students in science and engineering need 20 credit hours to complete the certificate. Some courses taken toward your engineering major will count toward the certificate: the exact number of additional courses depends on the student’s major. The table below lists the courses that an undergraduate student must take to receive the certificate. A GPA of 3.0 or better is required to earn the certificate.Graduate students in engineering or other selected scientific disciplines need 15 credit hours to complete the certificate. Some courses offered by the individual engineering departments may count toward the certificate. A GPA of 3.0 or better is required to earn the certificate.

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Course NameCredit HoursCourse Title
ENGIN 5020/60203.0Engineering Entrepreneurship
ENTP 5790/6790 BUS 5XXX/6XXX3.0The Business of Entrepreneurship
ENTP 5791/6791 BUS 5XXX/6XXX3.0Launching Technology Ventures
ENGIN 5XXX/6XXX3.0IP and Business Law
Departmental Course3.0Technical Communications
Departmental Course5.0Capstone Project or Thesis
Course NoCHTitleDepartment Equivalent
MECH 5020/60203Engineering EntrepreneurshipN/A
ENG 5XXX/6XXX BUS 5XXX/6XXX3Business for Engineers IN/A
ENG 5XXX/6XXX BUS 5XXX/6XXX3Business for Engineers IIN/A
ENG 5XXX/6XXX3IP and Business LawME EN 5000 (Engineering Law and Contracts)
Department offered course3Technical Communications for EngineersECE 3030 (Communications and Writing for Engineers)
Department offered course5Capstone Project (*)ECE 4900 & ECE 4910 (Senior Thesis I &II)

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Rich Brown

Richard B. Brown

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Gianluca

Gianluca Lazzi

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Alec Down

Alec Down

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