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.

EGS 4100 / EGS 6100 – Divergent Thinking
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.

EGN 4641 / EGN 6640 – Engineering Entrepreneurship / Entrepreneurship for Engineers
This course introduces engineering students to the concepts and practices of entrepreneurial thinking and entrepreneurship. 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 4643 / EGN 6642 – Engineering Innovation
This course introduces engineering students to the concepts of innovative thinking and innovation practices. Using lectures, case studies, team exercises, and guest speakers, the course teaches life skills in innovative thought and action. Students apply lessons learned in creating successful careers ranging from starting companies to leading large companies.

EGS 2036 – Fundamentals of the New Engineer
Fundamentals of the New Engineer introduces students to key attributes of 21st-century engineering leaders and innovators. Students learn concepts and practice of engineering leadership and innovation through study of the “Attributes of a New Engineer”; Creativity, Leadership, Integrity, Professional Excellence, and Service to the Global Community.

EGN 4930 – Sales Engineering Seminar ( listed under Industrial and Systems Engineering)
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.

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.