Come for a degree … leave with a company! The Engineering Entrepreneurship Minor provides students with exposure to the broad range of skills required to succeed in a technologically-based entrepreneurial endeavor including introduction to engineering entrepreneurs for mentoring, analysis of technology trends, fundamentals of intellectual property protection, ethics in business, practice in key communications skills, understanding of the due diligence process, exposure to proposal writing, management challenges and involvement in basic elements of starting a company. Students should consult with their advisor to select elective courses that also satisfy requirements for their major.
Capstone of the “E-Ship” Minor is the creation of a fundable proposal based on student generated technologies from senior design studies or technologies available from area sources (UT, ORNL, others). Some of the coursework could also be used to satisfy general education and technical electives for undergraduate degree programs subject to the approval of the student’s department.