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  • Engineering Innovation

    Graduates with this minor across all engineering disciplines are better prepared to enter the market place as innovators and leaders in myriad technology-centric industries. The minor provides the academic background for graduates to think more creatively, innovatively, and entrepreneurially. Graduates are more rounded with innovation skill sets that enhance career advancement opportunities, either for employers or in their own entrepreneurial pursuits.

    About this Minor

    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

    Courses Credits
    ENC 3246 Professional Communication for Engineers 3
    EGN 4643 Engineering Innovation 3
    Choose two:
    EGS 2036 Fundamentals of the New Engineer and/or
    EGN 4641 Engineering Entrepreneurship and/or
    EIN 4905 Divergent Thinking and/or
    EGS 4038 Engineering Leadership and/or
    EIN 4905 Fundamentals of Engineering Project Management
    6
    EGN 4940 Engineering Internship/Co-op, or
    One of the following internship / co-op offerings specific to departments:
    CGN 4949, CIS 4940, CIS 4949, EAS 4949, ECH 4948, ECH 4949, EEL 4948, EEL 4949, EGN 5949, EMA 4949, EML 4945, EML 4949, ENU 4949, ENV 4949, ESI 4949
    3
    Total 15
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minors: engineering-innovation