Courses

Courses

Below is a list of courses offered by the UF Engineering Innovation Institute.  When available, an underlined course number links to a current syllabus.

EGN 4641 – Engineering Entrepreneurship – 3 credits
This course introduces engineering students to entrepreneurial thinking and entrepreneurship concepts and practices. Using lectures, case studies, business plans, and student presentations, the course teaches life skills in entrepreneurial thought and action that students apply in starting companies or driving innovative, cutting-edge projects in large companies.

EGN 6640 Entrepreneurship for Engineers – 3 credits

EGN 4641 and EGN 6640 Combined – Engineering Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship for Engineers – 3 credits

EGN 4643 / EGN 6642 – Engineering Innovation – 3 credits
This course introduces engineering students to the concepts of innovative thinking and innovative practices. The course teaches life skills in innovative thought and action using lectures, case studies, team exercises, and guest speakers. Students apply lessons learned in creating successful careers ranging from starting companies to leading large companies.

EGN 4930  – Sales Engineering Seminar (Listed under ISE) – 1 credit
This course is intended for students interested in pursuing a career in sales engineering and gives students insight into the practice of sales in engineering companies including technical sales of hardware, software, and services, locating and identifying prospects, managing time and territory, account management, legal and ethical issues in selling, international issues, and managing a sales force. Practicing sales engineers and technology company leaders provide expertise in the area through guest lectures and discussions with students.

EGS 4100 / EGS 6100 – Divergent Thinking – 3 credits
This course introduces engineering students to concepts of multiple forms of intelligence, divergent thinking, and engineering Grand Challenges. Using lectures, in-class exercises, and out-of-class experiences, the course helps students cultivate multiple forms of intelligence and develop divergent thinking skills. Students apply skills gained to develop an innovative solution to an Engineering Grand Challenge.

Innovating for Defense (I4D) – 3 credits
A newly developed course launching in the Fall of 2022 is a special section of entrepreneurship exercising entrepreneurial approaches to address current defense and intelligence community national challenges by interfacing with defense agency leaders directly dealing with these challenges.

EGN 2036 – Fundamentals of the New Engineer – 3 credits
This course introduces students to the key attributes of 21st-century engineering leaders and innovators. Students learn engineering leadership and innovation concepts and practice by studying the Attributes of a New Engineer; Creativity, Leadership, Integrity, Professional Excellence, and Service to the Global Community.

EMA 6936 – Seminar for the Development of Engineering Faculty ( listed under Materials Science and Engineering) – 1 credit
This 1-credit course is offered in conjunction with the Florida Institute for the Development of Engineering Faculty.  The course provides graduate students with a clear understanding of their career options in academia. Student learning outcomes include increased awareness of the qualifications academic institutions seek in hiring new faculty, as well as knowing the requirements for tenure and promotion at these institutions. Course outcomes include the enhanced placement of Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering graduates as tenure-track faculty in academic institutions.

Contact

Interested students can contact Dr. Lawrence Tinker, Assistant Director of the Engineering Innovation Institute, at latinker@ufl.edu for further information.

Fast facts
  • Graduate Courses (6000-levels) can be taken online by distance-learning graduate students via UF EDGE.
  • Unless otherwise noted, courses are listed under Engineering-General and are open to all engineering students from any discipline.
  • Current course schedules, deadlines, and other information are available via the University Registrar.
  • Questions regarding how these courses may satisfy a student’s major requirements should be addressed with the student’s home department.