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  Dec 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Innovation, Product Design, and Entrepreneurship Certificate


Innovation and entrepreneurship has been credited as being a key driving factor in the US economy.  Even inside the corporation, employers seek engineers with skills to contribute to the rapid movement of products from conception to market.  With this emphasis on minimizing the time to market whether in a startup or a large corporation, it has become essential for engineers to integrate business strategies and customer focus with new product design skills. 

The Certificate in Innovation, Product Design, and Entrepreneurship cuts across the Swanson School of Engineering and into the College of Business Administration to offer students the diverse skills to complement their technical engineering focus.  The program offers a comprehensive set of courses that address principles in business, design, and innovation, and takes advantage of state of the art makerspaces.

A total of five courses are required for the Innovation, Product Design, and Entrepreneurship Certificate in the following areas:

AREA 1: Entrepreneurship


Students will choose at least one course. Note that only one College of Business course may be used to meet Certificate requirements

AREA 3: Capstone Design Courses


Students will choose one of these courses or the Blast Furnace Program

Additional Information


Note that equivalent courses offered at other U.S. and international institutions can be considered as meeting certificate requirements.  To review possible courses and for additional information about this certificate, plesae contact the following:

Professor William W. Clark

412-624-9794

218H Benedum Hall

wclark@pitt.edu