Overview

In partnership with the David Eccles School of Business, the Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate offers engineering 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 want to start their own company as well as for those interested in the complexities of the dynamic business world in which we live. 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 engineering students interested in understanding the complexities of the dynamic business world in which we live are invited to apply.

Requirements

Undergraduate students in 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 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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Undergraduate Requirements
Course NameWhen TaughtCredit HoursCourse Title
ENGIN 5020Fall3.0Engineering Entrepreneurship
ENGIN 5790Fall3.0The Business of Entrepreneurship
ENGIN 5791Spring3.0Launching Technology Ventures
ME EN 5000/CVE EN 5850Varies3.0IP and Business Law
Departmental CourseVaries Based on B.S. Major3.0Technical Communications
Departmental CourseVaries Based on B.S. Major5.0Capstone Project or Thesis
Graduate Requirements
Course NameWhen TaughtCredit HoursCourse Title
ENGIN 6020Fall3.0Engineering Entrepreneurship
ENGIN 6790Fall3.0The Business of Entrepreneurship
ENGIN 6791Spring3.0Launching Technology Ventures
ENGIN 6XXXVaries3.0IP and Business Law
WRTG 7001/WRTG 7060/WRTG 7080Varies3.0Approved graduate level writing course

Applications

Applications are accepted at any time during the academic year, but must be received prior to the awarding of your undergraduate or graduate degree. Applicants must be matriculated University of Utah students and have a declared pre- or full-major in an Engineering field. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the program advisor, Alec Down, with any questions.

Staff

Rich Brown

Richard B. Brown

Dean of Engineering

Contact
WEB 1792
(801) 581-6912
Gianluca

Gianluca Lazzi

Program Director

Contact
MEB 2110
(801) 581-6942
Zenger

Todd Zenger

Chair, Entrepreneurship

Contact
SFEBB 8151
(801) 585-3981
Alec Down

Alec Down

Program Advisor

Contact
MEB 2340
(801) 581-4657

Wuebker

Robert Wuebker

Assistant Professor

Contact
SFEBB 8221
(801)-585-3225
Willians

Richard Saouma

Visiting Asst. Professor

Contact
SFEBB 8220 F
(801) 585-0562
Willians

Brad Williams

Entrepreneurship

Contact
SFEBB 8153
(801) 213-8750

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