Academics

Courses

Offered Summer 2020

ENG 333 - Creativity, Innovation, Vision | Instructor: Keilin Jahnke | 4 credit hrs.
Enhancement of personal creativity via exploration of the nature of creativity, how creativity works, and how to envision what others may not. Practice of techniques and processes to enhance personal and group creativity and to nurture a creative lifestyle. Application to a major term project providing the opportunity to move an idea, product, process, or service from vision to reality. Open to all majors, campus wide.

NEW! ENG 398 - Innovation & Engineering Design | Instructor: John Thode | 2 credit hrs.
This course will frame the engineering design process as a well-structured intellectual discipline, harnessing the learner’s creative capabilities, leading to novel innovation & effective problem solving. Students learn by doing, creating, & validating multiple projects resulting in at least one viable project proposal by the end of the semester.

ENG 565 - Technology, Innovation, & Strategy | Instructor: Sanjiv Chopra | 2 graduate credit hrs.
Concepts and frameworks for analyzing how firms can create, commercialize and capture value from technology-based products and services. Business, commercialization, and management aspects of technology. Emphasis on reasons that existing firms or startups which have successfully commercialized products or services fail to sustain their success as technology changes and evolves.

ENG 566 - Finance for Engineering Management | Instructor: Brian Lilly | 2 graduate credit hrs.
Cornerstone financial concepts for engineering management to enable analysis of engineering projects from a financial perspective: income statements; the balance sheet; cash flow statements; corporate organization; the time value of money; net present value; discounted cash flow analysis; portfolio theory.

ENG 567 - Venture Funded Startups | Instructor: Sanjiv Chopra | 1 graduate credit hr.
Concepts, tools, and language used by venture capitalists (VCs). Venture-scale opportunity assessment and articulation; venture capital financing and valuation; deal structure; term sheets; financial plans for startups; customer development and marketing; product iterations; sales execution.

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If you are interested in engineering entrepreneurship, commercializing technology, or starting a company, please see the list of TEC courses offered below. We recommend starting with TE 100: Introduction to Innovation, Leadership, and Engineering Entrepreneurship, TE 250, which introduces you to the overall technology entrepreneurial ecosystem, and TE 360, which introduces you to the broad spectrum of basic entrepreneurship issues through various guest lecturers.

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The Grainger College of Engineering

351 Coordinated Science Lab, MC-228
1308 W. Main Street
Urbana, IL 61801
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