The undergraduate engineering entrepreneurship minor prepare students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to essential entrepreneurship in a start-up venture or within a larger corporation. This minor develops entrepreneurial and leadership skills, while introducing students to the multiple facets of entrepreneurship, innovation, creative development and the overall entrepreneurial process.  NOTE:  This minor is open to College of Engineering and Applied Science students only.

Required Courses

(6 credits)

  • EMEN 4800: Technology Ventures and Marketing (Prereq: EMEN 4820)
  • EMEN 4820: Entrepreneurial Product Development

Elective Courses

(9 credits)

  • EMEN 4055: Designing for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Engineering-counts towards H&SS credit
  • EMEN 4100: Engineering Economics
  • EMEN 4200: Engineering Entrepreneurship for the Developing World
  • EMEN 4825: New Venture Creation
  • EMEN 4850: Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • EMEN 4875: Entrepreneurial Finance

*Three elective credits can come from the approved "accepted elective substitutions" list below.

(*can satisfy up to 3 credit hours)

  • ASEN 5519: Selected Topics (Designing for Defense) 1,3
  • ATLS 2002: Design Technologies: Process
  • ATLS 3519: Special Topics in Technology, Arts, and Media (Design for Change)
  • COEN 5830: Selected Topics (Designing for Defense) 1,3
  • CSCI 4348/4358: Startup Essentials:  Entrepreneurial Projects in Computing 2
  • CSCI 7000: Current Topics in Computer Science (Designing for Defense) 1,3
  • CYBR 5830: Special Topics (Intro to Blockchain)
  • GEEN 2400: Engineering Projects for the Community
  • GEEN 3400: Invention and Innovation
  • ECEN 4610/4620: Capstone Laboratory Part 1 (Entreprenseurship Track) 2
  • MCEN 4228: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (Design for Community)
  • MCEN 4045/4085: Mechanical Engineering Design Project 1 2
  • MCEN 5830: Designing for Defense 1, 3

Designing for Defense is a cross-listed course. Students can only count it once towards the minor.

2 A student may only count 3 credit hours from an Entrepreneurship Capstone offered within their major.

3 This graduate-level course is open to undergraduate enrollment.

Grade Requirement

Each individual course that is counted towards these degree requirements must be passed with a D- or better.  Note, however, that a C- or better is required in all prerequisite courses to move on to a subsequent course.  Prior coursework may be transferred from other institutions with approval.  At least three courses need to be taken on campus (or online) through CU Boulder.