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 CEAS students and BA computer science majors only.

Course Requirements

The minor requires 15 credit hours consisting of two required courses and three elective courses.  Requirements for the minor are met by completing the required and elective courses outlined below.

Required Courses

(6 credits)

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

Elective Courses

(9 credits)

  • 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
  • EMEN 4100: Engineering Economics
  • EMEN 4200: Engieering and Entrepreneurship for the Developing World
  • EMEN 4825: New Venture Creation
  • EMEN 4830: Special Topics: Designing for DEI in Engineering-counts towards H&SS credit-summer only course
  • 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.