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Engineering Entrepreneurship


Program Description

If you have an interest in engineering and want to be able to apply these scientific skills to the business world, consider completing the Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate at the University of Utah. In partnership with the David Eccles School of Business, the College of Engineering offers engineering students the exciting opportunity to be certified in entrepreneurship. Students will learn how to take their engineering skills and apply them to business and technology concepts. Certificate courses are taken alongside your major courses – which may count for technical electives. The curriculum includes courses in business law, launching technology business ventures, and entrepreneurship. The culminating experience in the certificate is your senior capstone project that you need to complete as part of your major. Regardless of whether you want to start your own company or simply gain a better understanding of today’s business world, the Engineering Entrepreneurship certificate will provide you with the educational background to thrive in business environments.

Academic and Career Opportunities

Networking is a valuable asset in all entrepreneurial pursuits, so be sure to connect and engage through the department’s many clubs and organizations. Join Tau Beta Pi, a national engineering honor society, or engineer sustainable solutions for the community through Engineers Without Borders. Upon graduation, the Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate will prepare you for careers as an engineer or businessperson.  Learn the skills to launch your startup, company, patent a product, or freelance as a consultant. Careers in law, research, and administration are also possible with further education at the graduate level.


Last Updated: 5/11/21