Engineering Entrepreneurship, Certificate

The Certificate in Engineering Entrepreneurship (EENT) provides a foundation of knowledge and skills for pursuing high-tech entrepreneurial opportunities, and is intended to compliment the student’s graduate education and training in Penn Engineering’s master’s degree programs.  The Certificate is open to graduate students who are currently enrolled in any of Penn Engineering’s master’s degree programs.  On a space available basis, and depending on a student’s background and training, graduate students from other schools and programs may apply for the EENT Certificate. Non-engineering students must check with their home schools and/or programs to determine their eligibility to take the EENT Certificate. (Note that for Penn Engineering undergraduates, a Minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship is available. Students who sub-matriculate or who subsequently return for a master’s may not earn both the EENT Minor and the EENT Certificate.)


Requirements for the EENT Certificate consist of the following:

Required Courses2
Engineering Entrepreneurship I
Engineering Entrepreneurship II
Engineering Entrepreneurship Lab
From Biomedical Science to the Marketplace
Applied Medical Innovation I
Applied Medical Innovation II
Medical Entrepreneurship: Commercializing Translational Science
Introduction to Product and Process Design
Product and Process Design Projects
Drug Discovery and Development
Intellectual Property and Business Law for Engineers
Engineering Negotiation
Engineering Entrepreneurship Lab
Commercializing Information Technology
Foundations of Leadership
Engineering Economics
Project Management
Product Design
Problem Framing
Design for Manufacturability
Total Course Units4

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2024 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.