IGE Graduate Courses
In addition to the Technology Management and Entrepreneurism fellowship program, the Jacobs School of Engineering offers the following Engineering Entrepreneurism and Leadership Courses.
ENG 201: VENTURE MECHANICS
ENG 201 is an introduction to entrepreneurism both inside and outside a corporation from the project manager’s perspective. Students work on a project where they convert an innovative technology-driven idea into a customer-driven product or service in order to create a start-up venture or to develop a new product line.
ENG 202: ENTERPRISE DYNAMICS
ENG 202 focuses on the middle stage of the engineer’s career: from project manager to the VP of engineering and/or the CTO level. Through discussions with guest entrepreneurs and corporate managers, students learn how to lead technology-oriented companies to sustainable growth and profitability.
ENG 203: APPLIED INNOVATION
ENG 203 focuses on the later stage of the engineer’s career path as president or CEO of an innovative organization. Students are introduced to strategic innovation and how to maintain an entrepreneurial dynamic in the face of organizational inertia.
ENG 207: CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS
ENG 207 focuses on the executive level and addresses the challenges entrepreneurial enterprises face in an increasingly dynamic global business environment. Students learn to manage risk and protect intellectual property, to enter foreign markets and manage strategic alliances, and how to act, communicate, and negotiate in a cross-cultural context.
ENG 208: Hacking 4 Defense (H4D) Lean Launchpad
ENG 208 focuses on the steps to take an idea to market, technology transfer of a new idea and the basics of entrepreneurship. Inspired by proposed defense-related use cases and problems, students will use the Lean Launchpad method to develop business and mission models for their idea in teams and validate market potential for ideas, utilizing assigned mentors to assist in the process. Learn more here: Hacking 4 Defense (H4D) Lean Launchpad
ENG 210: SYSTEMS ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP
Fall and Spring Quarter
ENG 210 is a project-based class where students learn how to translate system design solutions in order to build a cost-effective system that meets stakeholder requirements. Projects in robotics, smart medical systems and energy efficient utility systems are undertaken to address industry and societal concerns.
ENG 211: ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP IN
ENG 211 prepares graduate students for teaching and research responsibilities at the college and university level. It provides practical experience in developing course materials, writing grant proposals and creating project development plans.