Students can take the following elective courses offered by the College of Engineering.



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



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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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 



  • 24-358  Culinary Mechanics
  • 24-676  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 



  • 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



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



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 which 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.

To add an elective course or program information to this list, send information to Bridget Decker.