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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Engineering Entrepreneurship Minor

Berks College
University Park, College of Engineering (ESHIP)

This interdisciplinary minor supports technology entrepreneurship development for all students, especially those majoring in engineering, business, and IST (Information Sciences and Technology). All segments of the U.S. and world economy are integrated with technology. The Engineering Entrepreneurship Minor addresses this new reality. Engineering graduates should have more business finance, marketing, and intellectual property knowledge, and business and IST students interested in technology enterprises should have a working knowledge of the engineering design process, basic engineering principles, graphics, and computer-aided design. All students should have solid skills in teamwork, leadership, and innovation in order to conceive, produce and promote creative product designs and solutions. Courses in the minor use problem-based learning, including business case studies and new product concept prototyping. Core courses include business plan presentations and competitions and open-ended design problems. The minor consists of 18 semester hours.

A grade of C or better is required in all classes used to meet the requirements of the minor. For admission to the minor, students must have completed ENGR 310(3) Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given as (Sem: 1-2)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
ENGR 310(3) (Sem: 4-6)
ENGR 407(3) (Sem: 5-7)
ENTR 430(3) (Sem: 6-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
Select one course from the list below:
ENGR 411(3) for non-business students (Sem: 5-7)
QMM 492(3) for non-engineering students (Sem: 5-7)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from approved department list or in consultation with the coordinator of the Engineering Entrepreneurship Minor (Sem: 5-8)

 

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2002

Blue Sheet Item #: 30-04-082

Review Date: 01/15/02

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