About this Program

Open to all Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering majors. Students can only complete one UF Innovation minor. Students cannot earn both the Engineering Innovation minor and certificate.

The curriculum enhances the engineering discipline with courses in engineering attributes, communications, innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, leadership, and project management, completed with an internship/co-op experience. The UF Engineering Innovation Institute oversees this minor.

This minor develops a deep and comprehensive skill set in undergraduate engineering students that can be applied innovation-driven enterprises as well as in “intrapreneurial” initiatives within larger organizations. The core themes involve creativity, the study of engineering-focused innovations, technological entrepreneurship, leadership of teams focused on technology and engineering, engineering project management, and professional development for engineers via an engineering innovation-related internship.

This minor complements the technical training in the student’s major discipline by providing the tools and knowledge required for engineering innovators.

Required Courses

ENC 3246Professional Communication for Engineers3
EGN 4643Engineering Innovation3
Select 6 credits:6
Fundamentals of the New Engineer
Engineering Design & Society
Engineering Entrepreneurship
Engineering Leadership
Fundamentals of Engineering Project Management
Special Problems in Industrial and Systems Engineering (Divergent Thinking )
Select one:3
NSF Fellowship Preparation
Or one internship/co-op offering specific to departments:
Co-op Work Experience
Practical Work
Co-Op Work in CISE
Co-op Work Experience
Internship Work Experience
Co-op Work Experience
Practical Work in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Co-op Work Experience
Engineering Internship/Co-op
Practicum/Internship/Cooperative Work Experience
Co-Op Work Experience
Practical Work in Mechanical Engineering
Co-op Work Experience
Co-op Work Experience
Environmental Engineering Internship/Co-op
Co-Op Work Experience
Total Credits15

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