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Register for online engineering courses from one of the top Universities. These courses are intended for off-campus individuals who want to understand the business issues in engineering, as well as how new technology-based businesses are created and managed.
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GE 400 - Engineering Law Professor Joseph Barich
Nature and development of the legal system; legal rights and duties important to engineers in their professions; contracts, uniform commercial code and sales of goods, torts, agency, worker's compensation, labor law, property, environmental law, intellectual property.
ENG 460 - Lectures in Engineering Entrepreneurship Professors Wen-Mei Hwu & Sanjay Patel
Fundamental concepts of entrepreneurship and commercialization of new technology in new and existing engineering and high-tech businesses. Guest speaker topics vary, but typically include: evaluation of technologies and business ideas in general; commercializing new technologies; financing through private and public sources; legal issues; product development; marketing; international business issues.
ENG 461 - Technology Entrepreneurship Professor Brian Lilly
Critical factors affecting technology-based ventures: opportunity assessment; the entrepreneurial process; founders and team building; preparation of a business plan including market research, marketing and sales, finance, and manufacturing considerations.
ENG 466 - High-Tech Venture Marketing Rhiannon Clifton
Cornerstone marketing concepts for innovators and engineers to enable analysis of products and technologies from a marketing perspective: engineering product development and adoption life cycle; objectives and strategies; marketing management; communication skills; sales process and tactics; special considerations for new high-tech engineering products and innovations.
ENG 498 - Sustainable Technology: Environmental and Social Impacts of Innovations Professor Brian Lilly
This class introduces the environmental and social impacts associated with technology at each stage of the product life cycle (design, manufacture, consumption, and disposal/recovery). Electronic products will be used as a case study and provide the framework for discussion of complex legal, economic, social, and environmental considerations.
ENG 560 - Managing Advanced Technology I Professor Bruce Vojak
Business perspective of managing advanced technology in industry: strategic context of advanced technology; analytical financial tools used to estimate its potential value; legal concepts important in its management; interpersonal issues related to leading and advocating on behalf of advanced technology groups. (Fall and Summer only)
ENG 565 - Technology Innovation & Strategy Sanjiv Chopra
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 Professor Brian Lilly
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 Sanjiv Chopra
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.