The Minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship blends technology and business to provide engineering undergraduates with the skills needed to become entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders in both start-ups and established companies. Students learn best practices in new product development, the business of engineering, financing and planning projects, patents and more in this hands-on program.
Requirements of the minor are satisfied by completing 18 credit hours from the required, and supporting courses shown below, depending on the major discipline. A minimum GPA of 2.00 must be earned in these courses. At least one-half of the credits must be earned at the University of Rhode Island.
You will need to complete the Minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship Form and have it signed by the Engineering Entrepreneurship Minor Coordinator, Professor James Miller and your Department Chair. You should also consult with Professor Miller when considering available supporting courses regarding the specific options available based on your engineering major.
The course requirements for the undergraduate engineering entrepreneurship minor are as follows.
core required courses (9 credits)
EGR 325 Engineering Entrepreneurship I
EGR 326 Engineering Entrepreneurship II
One of the BUS Supporting Courses below
supporting courses (choose 9 credits not including bus course as indicated above; most courses are 3 credits)
Business: BUS 315, 320, 341, 365, 441, 443, 449, 450
Civil Engineering: CVE 323, 334, 477
Communication Studies: COM 341, 402
Community Planning: CPL 434, 537
Economics: ECN 201, 202
Engineering Ethics: EGR 316
Environmental Economics: EEC 205, 310
Industrial and Systems Engineering: ISE 304 (404), 451, 500, 552
Marine Affairs: MAF 220, 312
Writing: WRT 332 (333)
Supporting courses may be substituted with appropriate other courses including special projects only with prior approval by the Engineering Entrepreneurship Minor Coordinator, Professor James Miller and your Department Chair.
Providence Journal Article (Jan. 16, 2016)