Certificate in Engineering Entrepreneurship

The Certificate in Engineering Entrepreneurship (EENT) provides a foundation of knowledge and skills for pursuing high-tech entrepreneurial opportunities, and is intended to compliment the student’s graduate education and training in Penn Engineering’s master’s degree programs.  The Certificate is open to graduate students who are currently enrolled in any of Penn Engineering’s master’s degree programs.  On a space available basis, and depending on a student’s background and training, graduate students from other schools and programs may apply for the EENT Certificate. Non-engineering students must check with their home schools and/or programs to determine their eligibility to take the EENT Certificate. (Note that for Penn Engineering undergraduates, a Minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship is available. Students who sub-matriculate or who subsequently return for a master’s may not earn both the EENT Minor and the EENT Certificate.)

**For current Pass/Fail grade information please see the SEAS website.**

Requirements for the EENT Certificate consist of the following:

Required (2 CU):

Electives (2 CU):

  • BE 502 From Biomedical Science to the Marketplace
  • BE 515 Bioengineering Case Studies
  • BE 608: Translational Therapeutics
  • CBE 400: Introduction to Product and Process Design
  • CBE 459: Product and Process Design Projects
  • CBE/BE 562 Drug Discovery & Development
  • EAS 507 Intellectual Property and Business Law for Engineers
  • EAS 512 Engineering Negotiations
  • EAS 549 Engineering Entrepreneurship Lab
  • EAS 590 Commercializing Software: Web Lean Launchpad
  • EAS 595 Foundations of Leadership
  • ESE 540 Engineering Economics
  • ESE 544 Project Management
  • IPD 509 Needfinding
  • IPD 515 Product Design
  • IPD 552 Problem Framing
  • MEAM 514 Design for Manufacturability

To apply: Please complete the APPLICATION FORM and submit the form as per the enclosed instructions.

Deadline to apply: Students must submit the completed Application by no later than the first week of the beginning of their final semester in their master’s degree program.

Inquiries: Contact the Engineering Entrepreneurship program’s Administrative Coordinator, Angela Busichio at busichio@seas.upenn.edu