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 5020: From Biomedical Science to the Marketplace
  • BE 5150: Bioengineering Case Studies
  • BE 6080: Translational Therapeutics
  • CBE 4000: Introduction to Product and Process Design
  • CBE 4590: Product and Process Design Projects
  • CBE/BE 5620: Drug Discovery & Development
  • EAS 5070: Intellectual Property and Business Law for Engineers
  • EAS 5120: Engineering Negotiations
  • EAS 5490: Engineering Entrepreneurship Lab
  • EAS 5900: Commercializing Software: Web Lean Launchpad
  • EAS 5950: Foundations of Leadership
  • ESE 5400: Engineering Economics
  • ESE 5440: Project Management
  • IPD 5090: Needfinding
  • IPD 5150: Product Design
  • IPD 5520: Problem Framing
  • MEAM 5140: Design for Manufacturability

To apply: Please  go to Path Forms then click “Certificate Request” and submit your application for the EENT Certificate via Path@Penn prompts. The application will be approved by the coordinator and you should see it on your  Path Penn within 3-5 business days.

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 at entrep@seas.upenn.edu