Carnegie Mellon Engineering




Innovation & Entrepreneurship:
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Courses

The following elective courses are offered by the College of Engineering for students:

 

BME

  • 42-773: Special Topics: Inventive Problem Solving in Biomedical Engineering

 

CEE

  • 12-706: Civil Systems Investment Planning and Pricing
  • 12-712: Introduction to Sustainable Engineering

 

ChemE

  • 06-363: Inventioneering Transport Process Lab
  • 06-365/19-365: Water Technology Innovation and Policy
  • 06-421 Chemical Process Systems Design
  • 06-463 Chemical Product Design
  • 06-500 Special Topics: Industrial Chemical Technology
  • 06-681 Special Topics: Process Synthesis

 

ECE

  • 18-540/18-745: Rapid Prototyping of Computer Systems
  • 18-658: Software Requirements and Interaction Design
  • 18-703/19-693: Managing and Leading R&D

 

EPP

  • 19-365/06-365: Water Technology Innovation and Policy
  • 19-411: Global Competitiveness: Firms, Nations and Technological Change
  • 19-441/19-741 Global Entrepreneurship and the Future of Advanced Manufacturing
  • 19-458/19-758: Special Topics: Organizational Theory for Engineers
  • 19-461/19-462: Invention & Innovation for Materials Intensive Technologies
  • 19-486: Special Topics: New Technology Commercialization: Public Policy Strategies
  • 19-686: Sustainable Development and Innovation
  • 19-670: Quantitative Entrepreneurship: Analysis for New Technology Commercialization

 

E&TIM

  • 19-670: Quantitative Entrepreneurship: Analysis for New Technology Commercialization
  • 19-680: Seminar on Innovation Management in Practice
  • 19-681: Managerial and Engineering Economics
  • 19-682: The Strategy and Management of Technological Innovation
  • 19-683: Special Topics: Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
  • 19-687: Principles and Practices of R&D Management
  • 19-689: Special Topics: Finance for Innovation Management
  • 19-691: Special Topics: Decision-Making Methods for Innovation Management
  • 19-692: Special Topics: Strategic Marketing and Product Planning for Tech Innovations
  • 19-694: Leadership and Innovation Management
  • 19-697: Modern Prototyping Techniques
  • 19-716: Special Topics Science and Technology Policy, Analysis and Processes
  • 19-801/04-801: IT Innovation and Business in Africa

 

Human-Computer Interaction

  • 05-540/05-872: Rapid Prototyping Course

 

INI

  • 14-815: Special Topics: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Technology (cross-listed with ECE and HCI)

 

Integrated Innovation Institute

  • 49-300 Integrated Product Conceptualization 
  • 49-713 Designing for the Internet of Things
  • 49-740 Integrated Product Development Methods 
  • 49-741 Integrated Product Development Capstone 
  • 49-744 Entrepreneurial Finance I 
  • 49-745 Entrepreneurial Finance II 
  • 49-750  Software Product Definition 
  • 49-751  Requirements Analysis 
  • 49-752  Product Definition & Validation 
  • 49-762  Software Product Strategy 
  • 49-763  The Business of Software 
  • 49-791  Software Management Capstone Project 
  • 49-800 Commercializing Intellectual Property 
  • 49-801 Enterprise Innovation 
  • 49-802 Innovation and Entrepreneurship I 
  • 49-803  Innovation & Entrepreneurship II 
  • 49-804 The Leadership Challenge
  • 49-850 Grand Challenge Innovation
  • 49-854 Business Models and Strategy
  • 49-855 Venture Governance: The Role of the Board of Directors and Advisory Boards
  • 49-856 Legal Issues in New Venture Creation
  • 49-857 Dynamic Global Teams
  • 49-881 Start Up Creation in Practice
  • 49-880 Building Brands in Early Stage Ventures
  • Real World Software Engineering for Entrepreneurs 

 

MechE

  • 24-358: Culinary Mechanics24-676 Bio-inspired Robotics
  • 24-441: Engineering Design II: Conceptualization and Realization
  • 24-674: Biomechatronic Design for Humans
  • 24-680: Quantitative Entrepreneurship: Analysis for New Technology Commercialization
  • 24-687: Special Topics: Grand Challenges: Technology Identification and Product Design
  • 24-689: Global and Regional Sustainable Design 

 

MSE

  • 27-501, 27-502: Special Topics: Invention and Innovation for Materials Intensive Technologies
  • 27-570/42-570: Molecular and Micro-scale Polymeric Biomaterials in Medicine

  

College of Engineering Interdisciplinary

  • 39-605/606: Product Design Course
  • 39-648: Rapid Prototyping Computer Systems

 

University-Wide

  • 99-428: University-Wide Course
  • 99-428: Creativity

  

Programs

The following programs are offered by the College of Engineering:

  • Master of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services (MII-PS)

    MII-PS is a one-year professional degree in innovation and design thinking that takes advantage of Carnegie Mellon University's rich history in design, engineering and pioneering work in the field of integrated product development.

    The focus of the MII-PS degree is on the creation of products, services and interactive experiences that define new product opportunities that exceed user value expectations. The program excels at providing engineers, designers and those in related fields with the skills and knowledge to become more accomplished practitioners and leaders of the product development process.

    Jointly offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the School of Design and the Tepper School of Business, all of which are leaders in their field, the MII-PS program immerses students in a truly interdisciplinary environment, at both the program and university level. Access to the university's seven world-class schools and colleges help students tailor their MII-PS experience to meet their unique personal and professional goals.

  • Master of Science in Technology Ventures

    Create an idea, create a business, create a new world. Combining Carnegie Mellon’s world-class technology academics and research with the world’s most exciting entrepreneurial ecosystem, this master's degree will equip you with the tools and skills to bring your high-tech ideas to market. In the current climate of innovation, there is a demand for cross-trained engineers who not only understand emerging technologies but also possess the business skills to deliver them in a way that truly impacts society.

    This bicoastal 16-month program begins at Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in Pittsburgh, where you will develop a deep knowledge of cutting-edge technologies. You will also learn state of the art methods for innovation and how to use technology to solve society’s biggest problems. You will then experience first-hand the day-to-day excitement—and ups and downs—of new ventures during a summer internship in Silicon Valley through our network of established startups. The final phase of the program takes place at our Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View, CA. For two academic semesters, you will immerse yourself in the business aspects of technology ventures (both startup and in existing companies)—from proof of principle, to proof of concept, to proof of commerce—through validation, alignment, maximizing potential and launching practices.  The degree’s dynamic curriculum based in entrepreneurship also allows you to develop your own venture as part of your coursework, if desired.

    There is also a dual degree option with the College’s traditional engineering departments allows students to obtain both the MSTV and the MS in engineering degrees in just one additional semester.

  • MS Engineering & Technology Innovation Management (E&TIM)

    E&TIM is a one-year interdisciplinary master's program offered by Carnegie Mellon's distinguished College of Engineering, one of the top 10 engineering schools in the country. It is coordinated by the Department of Engineering and Public Policy with collaboration from other schools, including the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management, the Department of Social & Decision Sciences (in the Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences) and the Tepper School of Business.

    The Engineering and Technology Innovation Management M.S. program builds upon the technical strengths of engineers and scientists by providing frameworks to lead, foster and manage technical innovation. This unique, cross-cutting approach allows students to develop capabilities for leading innovation while growing and leveraging their own areas of technical expertise.

  • Master of Science in Software Management

    The Master of Science in Software Management is offered at CMU's Silicon Valley campus. The program is designed for the software professional interested in becoming a product manager, director of software development, VP of Engineering, CTO or successful entrepreneur.

    Software management places unique demands on its leaders. Students learn methods and processes for software innovation, entrepreneurship (internal and through start-ups) and management of the process. Full-time and part-time programs are available.

 

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